Macon Film Festival
Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education, and economic development.
The Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in multiple historic theatres in the city’s downtown district as well as fulldome films in the Mark Smith Planetarium in Macon’s Museum of Arts of Sciences. The festival features film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, workshops, and networking opportunities throughout the festival weekend.
Renovated and re-opened in 2012, the MAS Planetarium features the industry’s leading projection technology – the Konica Minolta Super MediaGlobe II – plus a 44-foot dome, the largest in Central Georgia or within a 100-mile radius of Macon. This state-of-the-art digital system, the first installation in Georgia and only third in the U.S., incorporates a new standard in projection. Building on the success of its traditional astronomy programming, the MAS is a leader in delivering unique immersive artistic multimedia experiences in its full dome venue. As planetariums across the world become more technologically advanced, artistic expression on the dome is becoming very popular and much of the work in this immersive medium is quite stunning. The MAS encourages others in the planetarium field, universities, museums, creative artists, and film producers to explore and embrace full dome projection technology as an educational tool and immersive art form.
- Best Immersive Experience
- Best Long Form
- Best Short Form