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SCAD has announced the Savannah Film Festival lineup and honorees

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Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell to be honored at the 24th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival Diversity Creative Impact on Costume Design Awards.

Powell, who created the Queen look in “The Favorite” and “Shakespeare in Love”; Militants from “The Irishman” and “Gangs of New York”; Beautiful time pieces like “Carol” for more than three decades will appear in the conversation on October 29th. Diversity Senior Artist Editor Jazz Tank to talk about the back of his career. She will also discuss her latest work “Mothering Sunday”, which will be screened at the festival.

The 2021 edition of the Georgia Film Festival will be a hybrid of private and virtual screening from October 23-30.

Kenneth Branagh begins the “Belfast” event, which will end with the screening of “King Richard’s” Closing-Night Gala in the presence of Aunjanu Ellis. The Centerpiece Gala “C’mon C’mon” will appear on October 27 in the presence of director and writer Mike Mills.

“We are thrilled to be back personally to celebrate the best in cinema at the 2021 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and to continue our diverse programming, to champion the wonderful women and artisan talent trailblazers in the industry,” said Christina Routhier, executive director of the festival. “This year we have a great lineup of films, honors and panelists who will be at the event to engage our audience and students. The festival will have a new outdoor screening venue, with some Halloween favorites that are definitely very popular.”

The festival will screen 157 films, including 45 descriptive features, 15 documentaries and 97 shorts, 14 world premieres, one US premiere and three North American premieres, of which 63 films are directed by women.

“Sirano,” “The French Dispatch,” “The Last Duel,” “The Lost Daughter,” “The Power of the Dog,” “Spencer,” and Pedro Almodডvar’s “Parallel Mothers” are among the films selected for notable gala screenings.

The signature screening series, followed by a question-and-answer session with selected directors, writers, actors and producers, includes Dennis Villeneuve’s “Dun,” “Honor,” “Flag Day” and “The Novice.”

SCAD will honor Branagh with the Lifetime Achievement Award for acting and directing for “Belfast”; Including the Vanguard Award for Adrian Brody’s “The French Dispatch”; Including the Outstanding Performance Award for Clifton Collins Jr. “Jockey”; Alice with the Achievement in Cinema Award for “King Richard”; Including the Lifetime Achievement in Composing Award for his work with Harry Gregson-Williams “The Last Duel”; Maggie Gillenhall with the Rising Star Director Award for “The Lost Daughter”; Phil Lord and Chris Miller with an animation award for “The Mitchell’s Versus the Machines”; Mike Mills with the Auteur Award for “C’mon C’mon”; Ruth Nega with Spotlight Award for “Passing”; Dylan Penn Odessa Young with the Rising Star Award for “Flag Day” and the Discovery Award for “Mothering Sunday”.

Complete information below.

Gala screening

“Belfast” (Kenneth Branagh)
“Bergman Island” (Mia Hansen-Lev)
“Come” (Mike Mills)
“Boogie No. 6” (Juho Kuosmanen)
“Cyrano” (Joe Wright)
“French Delivery” (Wes Anderson)
“No matter how hard they try” (James Samuel)
“A Hero” (Asghar Farhadi)
“People” (Stephen Karam)
“Jockey” (Clint Bentley)
“King Richard” (Reynaldo Marcus Green)
“The Last Duel” (Ridley Scott)
“The Lost Daughter” (Maggie Gillenhall)
“Mothering Sunday” (Eva Hussein)
“To Olivia” (John Hey)
“Parallel mothers” (Pedro Almodovar)
“Passing” (Rebecca Hall)
“Petite Maman” (Celine Siama)
“Dog Power” (Jane Campion)
“Red Rocket” (Shawn Baker)
“Spencer” (Pablo Laran)
“The Worst Man in the World” (Joachim Trier)

Signature screening

“Dune” (Dennis Villeneuve)
“Flag Day” (Shawn Penn)
“The Novice” (Lauren Headway)
“Paris, 13th District” (Jack Adiard)
“Honor” (Leslie Tommy)
“Actress” (Andrew Ondrejcak, SCAD ex)
“Surviving Clotilda” (Olivia Grillo, SCAD Alum)

More information can be found on the festival website.

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