SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Saturday marks the beginning of the 2019 SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The red carpet will be out on Broughton Street for a full week of movie premieres, documentary screenings, panel discussions and so much more.
Each year the event brings some of the biggest talents in Hollywood to the Hostess City and gives SCAD students the opportunity to network with some of the best in the business. We spoke with the dean of SCAD’s Entertainment Arts school who says the festival is a great opportunity for you to see the movies everyone will talking about in February.
“I think its one of the greatest gifts for the community, where else do you get to go and be immersed in a festival setting. We’re right on the Oscars path. You get to come here before these movies get released and be in the audience and hear from incredible directors and producers. Fast forward, and then, there they are receiving an Oscar," said Andra Reeve - Rabb, Dean of the School of Entertainment Arts.
"We screened BlackKKlansMan last year, we had John David Washington who talked to everyone afterwards, that happened in the middle of the day. It starts early in the morning and goes all the way until the evening and there’s tickets available for all of those.”
The SCAD Savannah Film Festival begins Saturday with several events, including a screening to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Forrest Gump. Tickets are free to that event, you just need to register.
Although the weeklong passes are sold out, there are still plenty of tickets available for the weekday screenings. For more information, click here.