Festival Info


The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 63,000 people attend the eight-day SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels and lectures.

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Advisory board

Dean Ayers, chairman, Silver Screen Society
Bill Borden, producer
Tracy Brennan, agent, Creative Artists Agency
Jack Douglas, music producer
June Dowad, owner/agent, Sandra Marsh & Associates
Amy Grey, president, Dish Communications
Carla Hacken, president and producer, Paper Pictures
Lynn Hirshfield, senior vice president, Participant Media
Sheila Jaffe, casting director, Walken Jaffe Casting
Michael James, television producer
Frank Kaminsky, film consultant
Stratton Leopold, producer
Alison Owen, film and television producer
Susan Patricola, principal, Patricola Public Relations
Frank Radice, expert in residence, Definition6
Myra Scheer, creative consultant; co-host, SiriusXM
Lauren Williams, manager, Echo Lake Entertainment

Festival staff

Christina Routhier, executive director
Caitlin DePue Wallace, artistic manager
Katie Hughes, animation programmer
Rachelle Murphy, documentary programmer
Robin Robinson, programming coordinator
Sheila Bolda, shorts programmer
Josh Lotz, director of production
Dustin Weldon, technical director
Justin Doughty, production lead
Mark Woodham, production lead
Brandon McWhorter, production coordinator
Rebecca Gomberg, talent relations coordinator
Blythe Beard-Kitowski, transportation coordinator

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