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Decatur Short Docs Film Festival presented by Georgia Center for the Book

September 4 September 27

This Decatur/Atlanta-based festival series showcases short documentaries about people and places primarily in the South. The festival benefits filmmakers by providing a platform to showcase their work, and our community by providing a forum for fresh perspectives and insights.

Each festival features a theme for which submissions will be chosen. The 2020 Short Docs Film Festival will be hosted online over four weekends in September. Each screening will be accompanied by a “talkback” session with the creators and contributors of the documentaries. The 2020 theme is “Art Happens,” which celebrates the visual, performing, and literary arts.

Featured documentaries include two full-length films: Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence, directed by Hal and Henry Jacobs, and The Pasoquoyan, directed by Doug Loggins, as well as short-subject documentaries on art and music. The 2020 short documentaries feature: artist/musician Clark Ashton of the Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom, directed by Clark Ashton; visual artists Carol John by photographer Virginie Drujon-Kippelen; artist/musician Lonnie Holley (trailer from George King’s 2019 documentary); Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson with blues musician Jontavious Willis directed by Henry Jacobs; North Carolina artist Sam Ezell directed by Kevin Wells; and a selection from Whitman Alabama, directed by Jennifer Crandall.

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Screening 1 – Sept. 4 | all day

Screening 2 – Sept. 6 | 7-8 p.m. EST

Screening 3 – Sept. 11 | all day

Screening 4 – Sept. 13 | 7 -8 p.m. EST

Screening 5 – Sept. 18 | all day

Screening 6 – Sept. 20 | 7-8 p.m. EST

Screening 7 – Sept . 25 | all day

Screening 8 – Sept. 27 | 7-8 p.m. EST

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