Frequently asked questions
What is the SCAD Savannah Film Festival?
Presented by SCAD and launched by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace in 1997, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival highlights the best in cinema, bringing acclaimed films and filmmakers from around the world to Savannah. Now entering its 27th year, the country's largest university-run film festival celebrates cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. The festival is host to a wide variety of film screenings, premieres, workshops, panels, and lectures.
When will the 2024 SCAD Savannah Film Festival take place?
The festival begins Saturday, Oct. 26 and ends Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024.
Where will the 2024 SCAD Savannah Film Festival take place?
The 2024 SCAD Savannah Film Festival will take place in historic university venues around Savannah, including Trustees Theater, Lucas Theatre for the Arts, the SCAD Museum of Art, and Gutstein Gallery.
How do I attend the festival?
Attend the festival by purchasing tickets to individual events or purchase a pass for access to multiple festival events. Passes go on sale Dec. 1, 2023. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4, 2024.
I'd like to help! How can I volunteer for the festival?
SCAD students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to volunteer for the festival and will receive information in their email inboxes during fall quarter on how to sign up for opportunities. Watch for the announcement to join the festival team!
What filmmakers will attend the SCAD Savannah Film Festival?
Filmmaker Q&A info is added to each film when attendance is confirmed. Note that all appearances are subject to change.
How can I follow SCAD Savannah Film Festival updates?
Sign up for the SCAD Savannah Film Festival newsletter and follow the festival on Instagram and Facebook.
Do SCAD students and other SCAD Card holders receive free or discounted tickets?
SCAD students and other SCAD Card holders receive a link to request free daytime screening tickets that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Discounted evening gala tickets may be purchased at the SCAD Box Office, 216 E. Broughton St., with a valid SCAD Card.
Do you give out awards?
Yes! Competition winners will be announced on our website Friday, Nov. 1. Festivalgoers will also vote on audience awards in a variety of categories.