The Gwinnett Center International Film Festival (GCIFF) is back for the second year in a row! On Friday through Sunday, August 1-3, head on over to the Gwinnett Center & Performing Arts Center in Duluth, GA, to experience some local, national, and international independent films of all genres and styles!
This weekend is meant to acknowledge and celebrate the works of original and artistic filmmakers, as well as allow audience members and filmmakers the opportunity to attend workshops, panel discussions, and question and answer sessions to learn more about the film industry. Panel discussions such as, Marketing Yourself Through Social Media and Extras on the Set!-The Art of Being An Extra, are just two of the many discussion sessions where you can learn a lot of great information!
There will be feature films, short films, student films, kid’s films, special screenings, and additionally, this year will also have family films and music videos shown throughout the weekend! These screenings will take place in the main theatre which seats over 700 people.
Friday is opening night screening from 8pm-10:30pm, Saturday festival hours are from 11am-10pm, and Sunday festival hours are from 11am-9pm, with the closing awards ceremony from 7:30pm-8:30pm.
At the closing ceremony, there will be 21 awards presented and feedback given by renowned Georgia Film Industry Professionals, such as, Cesar Aguirre, Krista Berutti, Daniel Espeut, and nine others. Some of these awards include: Best Short Film- Non-Fiction, Best Student Short Film- Fiction, Best Music Video, and many more!
There are multiple options of tickets that you can purchase for this festival:
- Weekend All Access Pass- $35
- Single Day Pass- Friday: $8-$16.50
- Single Day Pass- Saturday: $8-$15
- Single Day Pass-Sunday: $8-$15
- Film Maker Discount: $13.50
We are also giving away single day passes for Saturday and Sunday! Send an email with the name of your favorite film to Lauren@exploregwinnett.org, and you may be one of our lucky winners!!
The Gwinnett Center International Film Festival will be knowledgeable as well as fun! Come see some great films, meet filmmakers, and learn more about the filming industry which is booming in Georgia, and more specifically Gwinnett! Gwinnett County is a camera ready community, and the city of Norcross has recently become home to the largest production studio in the Southeast. This studio hopes to be home base for $100 million-plus productions, and Hollywood movies, such as, The Hunger Games and Fast and Furious, are just two that have been filmed here! Since the metro-Atlanta area has become a prime target for filming, there are tons of opportunities for you to become an extra in a film! Check out the upcoming casting calls here.
Visit the GCIFF website for more information, and purchase your tickets today!