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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thanks Creative Loafing!

Once again, we've been named Atlanta's Best Film Festival by the staff of Creative Loafing, as well as all the readers!

For sheer variety, quantity and quality of films, the 32-year-old ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL still belongs on the top of the bill of local movie-related events. Parent organization the IMAGE Film & Video Center recently renamed itself Atlanta Film Festival 365 and has shown some welcome stability under executive director Gabe Wardell and festival director Dan Krovich. Plus, its springtime schedule and convenient central location at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema put Atlanta's best, most welcoming face forward in between screening times.

I'd be remiss if I didn't point out something obvious--but which bares repeating: It takes a village!

Dan and I are part of a team that includes Communications Director Charles Judson, Education Director Elizabeth Ingram, and Managing Director Paula Martinez.

The tireless work of this core group of 5(!) makes this baby soar. And look at me, so tired I can hardly keep my eyes open.

Add to this foundation an AMAZING army of volunteers--as well as remarkable support from partners like Turner, Carma Productions, Comcast, Delta, Landmark Theatres, the Georgia Office of Film, Music and Digital Entertainment, the Midtown Hotel, bSide, Max 20, ECG, the Contemporary, Stella Artois, Crawford Communications, Epting Catering, Entertainment Partners, Paste Magazine, Guillotine Post, The Independent, Kodak, SAGIndie, and the Atlanta Link!

We also have a dedicated board--without whom this organization would cease to function.

Thanks to EVERYONE who helps us make this event the best in Atlanta--this honor belongs to everyone!

Thanks for the recognition y'all!

It means the world to us.

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