Five films that screened at last year’s festival went on to receive Academy Awards, including last year’s best picture winner “Moonlight.”
It’s also one of the few university-run festivals, with Savannah College of Art and Design providing students the opportunity to engage in all aspects. Several of the Scad alumni have gone on to work on projects that have received not only Oscar attention, but also Grammys, Emmys, Tonys and more.
“My hope, my goal, my intention from the very beginning [was] to enhance public appreciation for the challenges and importance of this work, laying the groundwork for our graduates’ career achievements,” says Paula Wallace festival founder and Scad president.
“Now, 20 years later, the Scad Savannah Film Festival is a mainstay for the awards season circuit