The Decatur Short Docs Film Festival, presented by the Georgia Center for the Book
The Decatur Short Docs Film Festival is a Decatur/Atlanta-based festival series showcase of short documentaries about people and places primarily in the South. The festival provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work, and provides a forum for fresh perspectives and insights in the community. The 2020 theme is “Art Happens,” which celebrates the visual, performing, and literary arts.
The 2020 Short Docs Film Festival will be hosted online in September. Each screening will be accompanied by a “talkback” session with the creators and contributors of the documentaries.
A 2020 featured documentary, Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence, directed by Hal and Henry Jacobs, will be screened online the first weekend of the festival, and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers on September 6 at 7:00p.m. The screenings and talkback are free to participate, but registration is required. The production of Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence was supported in part by a grant from Georgia Humanities.
The online Decatur Short Docs Film Festival, presented by the Georgia Center for the Book, is part of the 2020 virtual Decatur Book Festival, of which Georgia Humanities is proud to be a sponsor. See the full festival line-up at www.decaturbookfestival.com.