Bring Out Your Inner Film Buff For the Savannah Film Festival:
Are you a fan of the silver screen? Do you love all that goes into film-making? Or, do you just enjoy a great movie? Well, Savannah is the place for you! As a destination for filming, as well as home to Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah is no stranger to movie crews and film. So, pack your bags, make your plans, and buy your tickets for the Savannah Film Festival!
Lights, Camera, Action:
Founded in 1998, the Savannah Film Festival, hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design, has brought filmmakers, actors, and educators to the city for eight days of film viewings, lectures, and conferences. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. Channel your inner film buff and enjoy the cinematic creativity from SCAD film students and award-winning professionals! There will be over 90 premiere film screenings this year, providing ample opportunities to see amazing independent films.
You can find big names within many of the films that will be shown this year, and often, some of these actors, directors, and writers will be hosting Q&A sessions after screenings. Names have not been announced yet, but keep on the look out! Catch the screening of “The Homesman”, a film that tells the story of the harsh pioneer life, featuring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader, and Tommy Lee Jones. Or, watch the popular Benedict Cumberbatch in his intense performance as Alan Turning in “The Imitation Game.” Interested in something spooky? Well, the Savannah Film Festival will host a series call “After Dark.” This series includes thriller, supernatural, and horror genres, with screenings of “Creep”, Horns”, and “The Badabook.” Whatever genre you prefer, there are plenty of unique films this year at the festival, so don’t miss out!
Keep your eyes out for famous faces! The Savannah Film Festival brings famous writers, directors, and actors to the Hostess City. Jeremy Irons, Norman Reedus, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin are just a few actors that have received awards and discussed films with audiences at the Savannah Film Festival. Many actors have come to Savannah for this festival and to film movies, such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. You can find celebrities hanging out at 45 Bistro, or attending the after parties happening each night. Purchase tickets to these after parties and feel like a star on the red carpet! You’ll surely be surrounded by them!
Make Your Plans Today to Attend the Savannah Film Festival
Savannah College of Art & Design will be hosting their 16th annual Savannah Film Festival from October 25through November 1. Enjoy unique and intriguing films, star searching, and more at this year’s event. Tickets are on sale now, and are going fast, as are rooms! So, grab your tickets, and book your room at Azalea Inn & Villas for the Savannah Film Festival.
Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
If you’re looking to impress, saunter over to Gryphon for a true Savannah, GA luncheon. Nestled in moss-draped Madison Square in the center of historic Savannah, Gryphon (once known as the Grypnon Tea Room) is a true southern treat. This beautifully renovated former apothocary run by SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) has a dark comfortable old library feel as you enter and though the white tableclothes might have you thinking high tea, the friendly staff immediately puts you at ease.
The menu evokes that old southern charm with new ideas and fresh and impeccable ingredients. The concise menu includes inventive salads such as the Fresh crab , avocado mousse, and tomato salad… or the Poached Salmon topped with avocado cream, mango, strawberries, candied walnuts, and goat cheese on Bibb lettuce with citrus vinaigrette. Sandwiches include a Croque-monsieur with warm applewood smoked ham and swiss on challah bread, or the southern classic Pimento Cheese grilled with onion confit and smoked bacon on cornbread. My personal favorite is the Wild Georgia Shrimp Orzo with feta and fresh tomatoes.
The Gryphon is a tea room as well, and the book-lined walls almost demand you try an exotic blend from their extensive tea wall. The service is exquisite and completely furnished by highly trained SCAD students. They are very knowledgeable about the menu and all of the teas. They are also eager to tell you about thier individual majors and where they are in their college careers!
Sophistication, class, gourmet lunch, and excellent tea are all perfect reasons to visit the Gryphon in Savannah, GA. and the Azalea Inn and Gardens is THE place to enjoy more of that same high-class style and service expected in the South’s premiere historic destination.
I don’t run. I don’t like to sweat. I don’t like exercise basically, so I nearly missed this reference in the newspaper recently. Following the wildly successful NYC Beerathon, Boston Beerathon and Houston Beerathon, someone suggested Savannah, GA to host a “Beerathon” on November 10, 2012 – and of course, Savannah accepted. It is logical that Savannah would be chosen, we are after all home to three local breweries, several pub crawl tours, and the ever growing and wildly popular Savannah Craft Brew Festival. We have a very vibrant college student body (SCAD and Armstrong-Atlantic, to name a few), a quirky fun and eclectic group of residents and, well, we are known to party – have you ever heard of our St. Paddy’s Day Parade?
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