Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers


Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects documentary filmmakers and their impactful work with audiences throughout the South.

Read the 2020-2021 season announcement

Announcing the 2020-2021 Southern Circuit Season

The 2020-2021 Southern Circuit season will feature a hybrid of online and in-person screenings beginning September 15th with an online presentation of Coded Bias featuring a Q&A with director Shalini Kantayya. Read the press release to find Screening Partners near you and learn which films and filmmakers will be on the Circuit! Check back soon for the full season schedule.

Read the 2020-2021 Season announcement

Detailed Program Description

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The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers connects US-based documentary filmmakers with Screening Partner communities throughout the South to share their work, discuss their process, and engage with audiences.

Southern Circuit screenings use film as a conduit for community discussions around current issues that impact everyone. Beyond screenings, Southern Circuit maximizes the impact of films by working with Screening Partners to connect filmmakers directly with audiences through educational, media, and other engagements. Audiences in over 100 communities have engaged with more than 300 films and filmmakers through the Southern Circuit.

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Audiences are the focus of Southern Circuit. Screening Partners may serve new or established film audiences that include high school and college students, community members of all ages, families, social clubs--everyone! Every Southern Circuit screening includes a Q&A with the filmmaker, and most Screening Partners offer additional opportunities to connect. Find a screening near you, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates regarding Southern Circuit programming and independent filmmaking.

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Screening Partners

Screening Partners are organizations we collaborate with to present screenings and develop community engagement. Screening Partners come in all shapes and sizes, but they all connect people with rich documentary film experiences. Each Southern Circuit season is curated in partnership with Screening Partners, whom we work with to craft audience development strategies specific to their communities and organization types. Screening Partners select films for tour, strategize marketing, and coordinate filmmaker logistics. From historic cinemas to university film programs, Screening Partners are what make Southern Circuit tick!

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As filmmakers, we want our films to reach as broad and diverse an audience as possible. The Southern Circuit Tour makes that possible.

Pam Tom, Director, Tyrus

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For questions about Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, contact Jordan Young.

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