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Black Maria Film Festival

  • SCAD Museum of Art 601 Turner Boulevard Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

SCAD will present the Black Maria Film Festival, an acclaimed celebration of “fiercely independent” short films, on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at The SCAD Museum of Art Theater, 601 Turner Blvd. Admission is free with a valid SCAD ID and $5 for the general public.
The Black Maria Film Festival seeks to showcase diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos by independent makers. The festival is named after Thomas Edison's motion picture studio, and is known for its support of spirited, cutting edge, and otherwise singular films. The Black Maria Film Festival is committed to works that explore the potential of the medium to illuminate, provoke, enrich, and engage viewers. Imaginative and revelatory films are sought including work that provides insight into the human condition and political, social, and environmental issues, and work that addresses the lives of people with disabilities.
Known for its presentation of bold contemporary works by emerging as well as by veteran independent filmmakers, it has been recognized by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been awarded the Governor's Award for Excellence in Arts.
The Black Maria Film Festival is a traveling showcase that circulates nationwide to more than 80 host institutions. Each location shows a different selection of work, with the Savannah program being assembled as a collaboration between the festival organizers and the faculty from SCAD’s department of film and television.
SCAD has hosted the festival annually since 1999, screening work by luminaries such as Leighton Pierce, Emily Hubley and Stan Brakhage.