More than 25 years of cinematic excellence

In 2022, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival celebrated 25 years of welcoming acclaimed films and illustrious guests to the Hostess City of the South. From the festival's inception to the current day, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has connected student filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike with actors, directors, industry insiders, and the below-the-line talent responsible for the year's most talked-about films.

"I met so many diverse-thinking, wonderful young people at SCAD. I was really proud to be here."

— Andrea Riseborough, Academy Award-nominated actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress Award honoree

Honored guests over the years

Sir Patrick Stewart

Legends of Cinema Award

Emily Blunt

Icon Award

Ron Howard

Lifetime Achievement in Directing Award

Mahershala Ali

Discovery Award

Salma Hayek Pinault

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Hugh Jackman

Legends of Cinema Award

Acceptance speeches and exclusive interviews

Past festival guides

"SCAD is one of those deep film-loving communities as passionate about watching movies as it is about making them."

— Jason Reitman, Academy Award-nominated director