SCAD Savannah Film – The film program for the 26th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which will take place from October 21 to 28, has been released by the Savannah College of Art and Design.
SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2023
The festival will get off on October 21 with “Nyad,” a film based on the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. The film marks the narrative directorial debut of Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. Nyad is played by four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening.
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival concludes with “Origin,” directed by Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay. The drama will follow Isabel Wilkerson, played by Oscar contender Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, as she writes her New York Times bestseller “Caste.”
“We are thrilled for this year’s lineup at the 26th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which includes ‘Origin,’ ‘May December,’ and ‘The Color Purple,’ all of which were shot in Savannah and the coastal Georgia area,” said SCAD Savannah Film Festival executive and artistic director Christina Routhier in a statement. “The programming for this year’s festival is stronger than ever celebrating outstanding cinema and the filmmakers and artisans behind the art with over 160 films to screen for SCAD students and our audiences.”
Other significant screenings include “Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos, “Maestro” by Bradley Cooper, and “Saltburn” by Emerald Fennell.
The festival will screen 165 films, comprising 49 narrative feature films, 17 documentaries, and 100 shorts, including 11 world debuts and four US premieres. There will be Gala and Signature Screenings, as well as professional and student competition films, on the calendar.
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will also feature a number of panels. On October 18, Variety will honor the awardees of its second annual 10 Artisans to Watch list. Variety’s senior artisans editor Jazz Tangcay will chair a panel discussion with the craftspeople. Clayton Davis, Variety’s senior awards editor, will moderate the second annual “Sketch to Screen: Top Animated Contenders” panel on October 24.