SkyFlicks’ friendly technicians travel across the Atlanta metropolitan area with giant screens, booming sound systems, and silver-screen accessories in tow. The inflatable screens vividly display movies, computer presentations, karaoke, or video games, accommodating crowds ranging from the dozens to the hundreds. Additional entertainment amenities include a popcorn machine and a built-in incinerator for swiftly silencing disruptive cell phones. SkyFlicks’ rain guarantee allows for easy rescheduling in the event of a storm, with licensing aid available for hosts hoping to hold their parties in public areas or long-abandoned amusement parks.
From February 17–20, the sixth annual Macon Film Festival (MaGa) will flicker frames of independent and artistic films across the avid irises of movie-goers. With submissions from more than 10 countries and a gaggle of genres including narrative feature, documentary, experimental, and animation, the deciding jurors will critique scripts, scrutinize cinematography, and measure stars’ performances by their solar mass. Each poignant picture selected for the festival is showcased at one of three viewing venues: Cox Capitol Theatre, the Douglass Theatre, and the Macon Marriott City Center, each within walking distance of their fellow forums. Arrive 20 minutes early to screenings to help ensure seating, as passes do not guarantee admission.
Helmed by the not-for-profit Urban Mediamakers Association, the three-day Urban Mediamakers Film Festival showcases independent features, shorts, documentaries, cartoons, and music videos from a wide swath of burgeoning artists. In addition to having their creations screened and judged, novice filmmakers can learn the ins and outs of modern media by participating in in-depth discussions and presentations led by guest speakers who have found success in the industry. Past presentations and workshops have covered topics such as turning independent books into films, building a brand through social media, and developing a compelling story that can invoke thought and positive change. Beyond the premiers and presentations, the film festival also hosts an awards party and Videopalooza, a showcase for youth films.
Spotlight Theatres screens enrapture audiences with the high-definition imagery and digital soundscapes of first-run Hollywood movies. In each movie house, audiences get to rest easy in plush, high-backed stadium seats—each outfitted with a coin-operated mustache comb—or get thrown directly into the action through 3-D technology. Soda, candy, and salty, crunchy popcorn are available in abundance at the concession stand, and can be used to bribe the projectionist into splicing in a happier ending.
Look in your refrigerator: even if you stuffed beer into all the vegetable drawers and other spots meant for healthy stuff, you'd still never fit 175 different kinds in there. That's why the East Atlanta Beer Festival exists. Well, that, and to raise proceeds for local non-profit organizations. At the annual festival—which unfolds in East Atlanta's peaceful Brownwood Park—beer enthusiasts are equipped with a sampling cup and set loose to explore suds poured by dozens of different breweries. Food from vendors and music from local bands round out the afternoon, and afterward, every attendee heads home with a souvenir pint glass to display on their bar or store their drunken confessions in.
PVIFF is hosted by The African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) & Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 5,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists