Black Cat Picture Show
304 8th Street
Augusta, GA 30901United States
festival director:Duane Brown (Festival Registrar)
This Festival Is the Cat's Meow!
Reviewed by:robbtomas 1/27/2017
This event is unlike anything else offered in the area! It was amazing to be able to see such wonderful and diverse films that I would otherwise not have an opportunity to see, right here in my hometown. And to know that these films were judged to be accepted in to the festival let me know that my time would not be wasted on sub par entertainment. One of the other highlights of the festival was the Artists Reception where I was able to talk face to face with the creative and talented producers, directors, and actors. It was like I was for a moment an A List celebrity myself! This is an event I will attend every year from now on.
BEST FILM FEST in the CSRA
Reviewed by:matagot 1/27/2017
This film fest is indicative of southern hospitality. Classy but casual. The films were top notch, everything they screen ranges from interesting to amazing. This is currently the only adjudicated film fest in Augusta, GA and the CSRA. This fest was all about the films, the filmmakers, and the parties; they didn't stray into auxiliary events like concerts, comedians, etc. The parties were pretty hopping. The catering was southern elegance on a plate, they call it hillbilly chic; the food alone was worth the price of admission. They have a filmmaker's reception Friday night (open bar for fil makers) and a Brunch on Sunday with Bloody Marys and Mimosas; again, I can't communicate just how wonderful the food was. Filmmakers were treated like rock stars, they have their own area for light snacks and drinks. They acknowledged the filmmakers before their films and had a lil Q&A sometimes. Award ceremony was little too casual, wouldn't mind if it were more of a "to-do," but the trophies were nice, they are giving out cash starting in 2017 which is awesome; and the swag was pretty cool. A unique thing about this fest is their Wages of Cine award, a local production company has their own category they award films of a certain style.