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Dixie Film Fest Moves to Athens

4th Annual Georgia-based Film Festival Set for Oct. 12-13

August 8, 2007 (ATHENS, GA) — F.A. Entertainment and LG Productions presents the 4th Annual Dixie Film Festival this October 12-13, 2007 in Athens, Georgia.

Festival Director Randy McDowell and Producer Justin Carter (an Athens' native) explained the reasons for the move: "We've had the festival in Atlanta the last three years and we've grown every year, but we've had a few different filmmakers both local and from LA mentioning they would love a festival in Athens. And seeing how our office is located here we decided to give it some thought. Things fell together and we realized we needed to have it in our own backyard. Plus we all agreed Athens is a great place for Arts & Entertainment."

The festival now in its fourth year had hailed from Atlanta its previous three seasons and showcased films from all around the world including World Premieres for over 50 films.

Last year alone Dixie screened over 40 films from the US and other countries and welcomed filmmakers in from five states including New York and Los Angeles.

Actor James Best was honored in 2006 with The Magnolia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Filmmaking.

Last years winner for "Best Foreign Film, Binta & The Great Idea, went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Short Film" at the 79th Annual Academy Awards.

The 4th Annual Dixie Film Festival will be hosted by Carmike Cinemas on Lexington Rd. with additional venues in downtown Athens for multiple screenings.

One of Dixie's highlights every year is its "Mason-Dixon" Screenings honoring current films & filmmakers in Georgia concluding with the "Mason-Dixon Award"for Outstanding Georgia Filmmaker.

The festival's Call For Entries is still open. The regular deadline for all films is Monday, August 13th, 2007. The late deadline for all films is Monday, August 27th, 2007. The extended deadline for Withoutabox members is Wednesday, September 5th, 2007.

Previous years guests have included, James Best, Director/Actor, Grammy Winner Michael Damian and his wife Janeen; Emmy-Award Winning Director Arthur Seidelman, and five films that have gone on for distribution deals and theatrical releases due to its screening and/or awards from the Dixie Film Festival.

For more info including submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.dixiefilmfest.com.