A Personal Welcome from Our Festival Director
Kevin L. Powers
Hello and welcome to Something Wicked Film Festival 2020! This season we will be celebrating our fifth year and we plan on making it bigger than ever before! If you’ve been with us from previous years you will know that we are a film festival that focuses on the film genres of animation, experimental, fantasy, horror, and science fiction and we welcome all films of those genres both shorts and features from all over the world. We are a film festival that not only thrives to showcase and promote local films and film-makers but films from all over the world. We believe that the only way to improve as film-makers is to know what film-makers from all over the world are doing from writing to producing to directing and acting. There are a hundred thousand voices across the world and through our film festival we hope to showcase a fraction of those for film-makers and audiences in Georgia to see (and for those film-makers visiting from other parts of the world as well).
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
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Unique Presentations for all Cinephiles
We present an event that will not only showcase some of the great talent that Georgia has to offer but also the talent of indie film-makers globally as we showcase a wide variety of film.
In addition to our regular film screenings we will also be presenting a special presentation of our all-female live riffing show “That’s What She RIFFED” in addition to our special Opening Night film (TBA), and our Saturday Midnight Special Screening so there will be plenty to offer for everyone!
We hope to see you come August 7-9, 2020 ready to enjoy what film-makers have in store for you!