Thursday, March 5th – Opening Reception 6:00pm
Panel Participants: John D. Kretschmer (Production Designer), Linda Lee (Locations Manager), Patricia Glasser (Head Hair)
Panel Moderator: Cara White
Friday, March 6th
Film: A Nun’s Curse
Panel Participants: Tommy Faircloth (director),Robert Zobel (Producer), Sean Krumbholz (FX)
Panel Moderator: Michael Smallwood
Saturday, March 7th
Film: Indie Grants
Panel Participants: Steve Daniels, Writer/Director of DIRTY SILVERWARE, Maria White, Producer of THE FINAL ADVENTURE OF ELEANOR GREENE, Matt Sefick, Producer of SWEATBOX
Panel Moderator: Brad Jayne
Sunday, March 8th
Film: Sophie & the Rising Sun
Panel Participants: Steve Rhea (Location Manager), Kenneth Charles Graham (Actor), Sabrina Mayfield (Actor), James Heyward (Script Supervisor)
Panel Moderator: Linda Eisen
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the CFA.
CFA members in good standing will receive free popcorn and a CFA sticker at each screening they attend
Presented by Steve Muller & Kip Konwiser
Held Virtually Via Zoom Webinar
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2020
11am ET (approx. 4 hours)
Knowing how development and representation works in the entertainment industry is essential for any production professional, especially writers, directors, and performers. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the South Carolina Film Commission will bring in experts on this very topic for a FREE webinar.
Super Agent Steve Muller (Innovative Artists Agency, head of Talent & Comedy) will kick off the workshop sharing his experience as a working Agent, with insights on how talent is discovered, packaged and marketed, and keys to representation when you’re outside of LA.
Primetime-Emmy-Award-winning producer Kip Konwiser will then illuminate the process of development, financing, production and distribution of today’s movies, television and live events.
The 2022 BIFF Official Selections Trailer is here. Mark your calendar for Feb 22 – 27 and purchase your tickets now. The 2022 BIFF Official Selections Trailer is here. Mark your calendar for Feb 22 – 27 and purchase your tickets now. Available online at beaufortfilmfestival.com or pick them up in person at the Beaufort/Port Royal CVB Visitor’s Center at 713 Craven St., Beaufort.
When filmmakers Lauren Waring Douglas and Ricky Taylor crisscrossed the state for the S.C. Educational Television network, they unwittingly compiled a list of people in the movie and television industry with ties to the Palmetto State.
As Douglas and Taylor drove from one small town to the nex, he asked: “Hey, did you know Phylicia Rashad has roots in Chester?” Douglas answered: “No. But did you know Dana Campbell, who got an Emmy for costume work on Dancing with the Stars, has roots in Charleston?”
Those conversations over 20 years grew into an idea that became the genesis for the inaugural three-day AfroSouth Film Festival, which begins Nov. 4 in Charleston. It will feature interactive panels, workshops, youth programs, networking opportunities and the screening of a dozen films on the Harborwalk at 360 Concord St.
The lineup also includes the opening night screening at 6 p.m. in Marion Square of Get on Up, starring the late Chadwick Boseman, an Anderson native.
The festival is a celebration of African American and Southern cultures, said Taylor, the festival’s founder. “You can’t have African American history without being connected to Southern history,” he said. Taylor, a Columbia resident, said he has often wondered why the MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston does not market the event in the capital city.
“I never hear anything about it in the Columbia area,” said Taylor, a senior producer and director at SCETV. “I always thought that with our [Black] history and Charleston being our … [entry to] this country, why Charleston does not have a national event that would draw people back to their roots to celebrate the journey we’ve been on.”
Blood of the Lamb is one of the featured films produced and directed by Konate Hendricks, a graduate of Trident Technical College, Douglas said. Another South Carolina connection, she said, is Austin James, producer of the short film My Nephew Emmett. James is from Hartsville, Taylor’s hometown. The film, which stars Jasmine Guy, was nominated in 2018 for an Oscar.
Taylor hopes AfroSouth becomes that event to bring people from around the country to Charleston, just as the Essence Festival attracts visitors to New Orleans. Douglas envisions an AfroSouth festival as the portal to get the work of young filmmakers to larger festivals at Tribeca and Sundance.
Douglas said, “So many people in South Carolina’s Black community have made fruitful careers for themselves in front of the camera and behind the camera.” The festival is a way to “come back and celebrate those of us who’ve worked in film and television that have gone off to make a career in New York or L.A.,” said Waring, an AfroSouth board member and founder of Catfish Row Productions in Charleston.
She acknowledged that South Carolina has not supported the film industry as Georgia.
“When you are a media professional in South Carolina you are intentionally making a choice, and it is a very brave choice,” she said. “You know you can get more opportunities and more money outside of the state, but you choose not to because you really believe in the cultures that are here and the environment that inspires you.”
The festival will take place at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre in Greenville, SC. We will kick-off on Friday February 17 and have a celebratory weekend of film through Sunday February 19. For more information visit Reedy Reels website
Reedy Reels Film Festival promotes the appreciation of the art of filmmaking while generating support for independent filmmakers especially in the Upstate of South Carolina. The festival will engage the community and create exposure for local filmmaking while building inspiration and new opportunities for local artists.
2023 Beaufort International Film Festival (BIFF), takes place Feb. 21-26, 2023 in Beaufort, S.C. Judges selected 58 films and 5 screenplays from nearly 500 submissions from all over the world. The Official Selections span the genres of feature films, documentaries, short films, student films, animation and screenplays.
AtomaCon is an annual 3-day media convention held in Charleston, South Carolina. Atomacon Film Festival has had a successful first three years, we’re happy to return for 2023!
In addition to 3 days of films, enjoy our Media Arts programming track. Meet and greet with industry veterans and media experts with over 20 hours of panels, screenings, and Q+As.
The mission of the Beaufort International Film Festival is to enliven our community by fostering and developing a rich appreciation for the art of filmmaking.
In 2007 the Beaufort Regional Film Commission presented the inaugural Beaufort Film Festival. The purpose of the festival is to recognize aspiring filmmakers of almost every genre to include independent film, music, animation, short and long features, documentaries, and screenwriting.It is also an opportunity to showcase the beautiful “film-friendly” region of Beaufort and the Carolina Sea Islands.
For the past quarter of a century Beaufort has served as the backdrop for more than 20 major motion pictures, to include Forrest Gump, The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, and many more. Through this festival we will reintroduce our sweeping marsh vistas, antebellum homes, and quiet charm of the old south to a new generation of filmmakers.
The 2023 BIFF was a big success with over 12,000 people attending from 36 states and 6 countries. Over 60 films were showcased including several world premieres. BIFF is consistently ranked in the top 100 of the Best Reviewed Film Festivals in the World by FilmFreeway.