Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 Philosophy Film Festival Winners Announced

The Cinema of Philosophy was on display October 7th at the Plaza Theatre and the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival is proud to announce the Audience Choice and Directors Choice Awards for 2010.

Afghan (Canada), directed by Pardis Parker won the Audience Choice Award.

Hendrik Is Sick (Belgium), directed by Koen De Jonge, won the Directors Choice Award.

Congrats to the award winning films presented at the 2010 Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival. We had a really stunning program of films thanks to the hundreds of submissions we received from dozens of countries!

Come be part of the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival, the hardest thinking No-Fee Festival in the business, and send us your feature film and short film submissions for our 3rd annual 2011 edition. Visit us @ www.AtlantaThinkFestival.org


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Cinema of Philosophy

The Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival is excited to announce the following incredible philosophical films at the 2010 festival.

Ergo dir. Geza M. Toth
Afghan dir. Pardis Parker
Lunch dir. Mark Herzig
The Story of David Leonard Sutton dir. Alfonso Díaz
Hendrik Is Sick dir. Koen De Jonge
My Sascha dir. Markus Kaatsch
Homeland dir. Juan de Dios Marfil
Kain dir. Kristof Hoornaert
Ain't I A Woman? dir. Brad Michael Sanders
Stax dir. Andrew Makadsi
Apographi dir. Vangelis Kalambakas

The festival will take place at the Plaza Theatre on October 7th, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Cinema is bold.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2009 APFF Screens West at Everett Community College

"Announcing another opportunity to think about questions of fundamental importance while watching entertaining and creative films!"

The Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival is excited to present their inaugural complete program of 14 short films at Everett Community College in Washington State for one night only, Tuesday, March 2nd from 6-8 PM.

Admission is free (just the way we like it!).

The program is being organized by Mike VanQuickenborne, Philosophy Instructor and Director of Philosophy in the Dark.

For general information, visit the website for the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival or for specific event information you can call 425.388.9385.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Public Debate and Film

Is film a viable arena for public debate?...

As we head to Oscars, which of these films truly impacted public discourse about our fears and curiosities? Which of these nominated films will spark discussion now or in the future about the world we live in? Film is such an unbelievable language to communicate, but is it a two-way communication? Are we giving as well as receiving?

Saturday, November 7, 2009


The doors are about to open on another great year for the Philosophy Film.

Submit your movie to the 2nd Annual Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival.

If there is a philosophy that guides your filmmaking. If an idea more complex than the tools of contemplation or discussion or even prose could handle has taken root in your life; an idea bold enough to have driven you to the film median as a last means of expression, a final vehicle for exploration- then THIS is the festival for you! Here, ideas are King, dreams are our court, and possibilities are the knights that protect us from mundanity.

For filmmakers, there are NO ENTRY FEES!

The Earlybird Deadline is June 1st, 2010!

For the complete guidelines or to download an entry form, visit our submissions page.

The Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival is dedicated to philosophy films that exemplify the pursuit of knowledge through the moving image. Films that guide us through the questions and speak to the human condition. Film is Philosophy expressed through the medium of image- realized through light, shadow, and sound. This year we are accepting short film and feature films in all genres and categories from professional and student filmmakers from around the world.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


After much deliberation, we have decided that the Directors Choice Award will be given to "In the Fall of Gravity," a unique animated philosophy film directed by Ron S. Cole of the United States. You can see video clips and production stills, read the directors statement, and learn about the making of the film at the Directors blog.

For more information about the Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival and the 2009 program, visit the archives at our website.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Last night's 2009 Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival was a true success.

We far exceeded our expectations for our little philosophy film festival in terms of the amount of people who attended and the positive reaction we garnered. We greatly appreciate the many, many people that lined up inside (and outside!) the Plaza Theatre and waited expectantly for our unique and intriguing program of Philosophy Films. No person is pleased by everything, but we believe we offered a program of films that was diverse enough to offer everyone something to be pleased about.

The overwhelming favorite and winner of the Audience Choice Award goes to the brilliant film, "Monsieur Cok," directed by Franck Dion of France. It is no surprise that this award winning animation was highly regarded by students, lovers, and enthusiasts of both film and philosophy.

The recognition is well deserved.

Following below are several pictures of the event:

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Directors Choice Award for the 2009 Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival.