A Personal Welcome from Our Festival Director
Kevin L. Powers
Welcome to Something Wicked Film Festival 2021 (or at least between now and the next year’s event)! Now that our 2020 Online Festival Event has concluded, we wanted to give you the update on everything going on into the New Year. First off, Our 2021 edition, which we expect to return to a physical and in person event, will be August 13-15! Which means that we are doing it up right by starting our event on a Friday the 13th! We are really excited about this and hope that you all mark your calendars for these special dates.
We have also expanded our Something Wicked family of events which two additional film festivals – SW DocuFest and SW FanFest! The SW DocuFest will be February 6-7 and SW FanFest will be December 11-12, 2021. Both of these film festivals will be Online Film Festivals but will continue our tradition of having Live Filmmaker Interviews, Live Panel Discussions, and Live Chats!
For local film-makers we have some amazing programs to showcase their talents such as the GA (Georgia) Spotlight & Retrospective programs and we always open every year of our event with a locally produced feature length film or special presentation featuring local talent. We also have our very own Lifetime Achievement Program with is given to a local film-maker who has made an impact on our independent industry. And we also have on web series “An Interview With…” where we interview film-makers “one-on-one” giving them the opportunity to tell audiences about their film and their experiences in the industry.
For non-local film-makers we provide a specialized film festival that focuses on genre films which can be marginalized at larger non-specific film festivals. For visiting film-makers we offer a unique selection of both local and international films in addition to the opportunity to be a part of our “An Interview With…”.
This season we have a lot of amazing things to celebrate local and international film-makers from our regular programs such as the GA Spotlight & Retrospective programs, film-maker interviews, panel discussions, and more. Our fifth anniversary will be are biggest year yet!
Kevin Powers Co-Festival Director and Program Director
Howard Carter Co-Festival Director and Finance Committee
Travis Joseph Festival Technical Director
Cristian Hernandez Festival Technical Director
Philip Wray Festival Judge
Jim Adams Festival Panel Moderator
Laura Blatterman Powers Outreach Director
Tycoa Noble Festival Event Manager
Whitney Black Festival Host