Applications to become a Screening Partner for the 2020-21 season are now closed. Applications for future seasons will open in later 2020; please follow us on social media and subscribe to our mailing list for updates. The content below is provided for reference only.
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is the South’s only tour of filmmakers. We collaborate with a network of Screening Partners and filmmakers to share the transformative power of indie film with communities across the South.
Southern Circuit invites nonprofit, educational and governmental organizations to screen new work from some of today’s best filmmakers for an exclusive look at the art of filmmaking and the opportunity to learn about a host of relevant topics. Southern Circuit isn’t just for film aficionados. We work with new and established indie film audiences that include high school and college students, community members of all ages, families, social clubs—everyone!
The Circuit Tour runs September-November and February-April. Screening Partners present one film and filmmaker per month during the touring Circuit season of six films and filmmakers. As a Screening Partner, your organization can create new or expand existing programming; provide audiences with the opportunity to meet filmmakers and learn about the art of filmmaking; and encourage community engagement using film as a conduit for discussions about social and community issues. South Arts recognizes the value of filmmaker participation by providing a $500 screening fee for each filmmaker’s tour, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.