Connecting independent filmmakers with communities throughout the South for film screenings and conversations around compelling stories, important topics, and the art of filmmaking.

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Now accepting Screening Partner applications for the 2024-2025 Southern Circuit Season through March 12, 2024.

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Program Description

For nearly fifty years, the Southern Circuit has worked with Screening Partners to connect independent filmmakers with community audiences throughout the South for screenings and conversations around compelling stories, important topics, and the art of filmmaking. Screening Partners present screenings and host touring filmmakers, using independent film as a conduit for community connection and conversation. Southern Circuit Screening Partner organizations have included universities, community arts centers, municipalities, historic cinemas, museums, libraries, places of worship, and more, serving diverse audiences of all ages.

Southern Circuit prioritizes featuring Southern filmmakers and stories. We are committed to presenting films by filmmakers of color, LGBTQ+ filmmakers, and filmmakers with disabilities as well as filmmakers in every stage of their career including emerging and first-time filmmakers. Filmmakers are expected to be able to respond to questions regarding the ethics of their practices and their relationship to the topics, individuals, and communities featured in their work.

Southern Circuit is made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Films On Tour

ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ - We Will Speak

ᏓᏗᏬᏂᏏ - We Will Speak

with ᎤᎶᎩᎳ / Schon Duncan (Director), Michael McDermit (Director), ᎨᎳᏗ / Keli Gonzales (Producer), and Jacob Koestler (Cinematographer / Editor)

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

with Sharon “Rocky” Roggio (Director)

Two women taking a selfie

A Run for More

with Ray Whitehouse (Director / Producer / Cinematographer)

After Sherman

After Sherman

with Jon-Sesrie Goff (Director)

Battleground

Battleground

with Samantha Blakely (Protagonist)

Black Barbie: A Documentary

Black Barbie: A Documentary

with Lagueria Davis (Director / Producer) & Aaliyah Williams (Producer)

Breaking the News

Breaking the News

with Heather Courtney & Chelsea Hernandez (both Director, Producer, Cinematographer)

Bridge Builders Series

Bridge Builders Series

Burned: Protecting the Protectors

Burned: Protecting the Protectors

with Elijah J Yetter-Bowman (Director)

Butterfly in the Sky

Butterfly in the Sky

with Bradford Thomason (Co-director / Editor) & Dava Whisenant (Executive Producer / Consulting Editor)

Crossing Overtown

Crossing Overtown

with Scott Barnett (Director) & Johanna Vega (Executive Producer)

The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

with Chad Benjamin Stockfleth (Director / Producer)

Freedom Hill

Freedom Hill

with Resita Cox (Director / Producer)

Hollow Tree

Hollow Tree

with Kira Akerman (Director), Monique Walton (Producer), & Chachi Hauser (Producer)

King Coal

King Coal

with Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Director / Producer)

Little Satchmo

Little Satchmo

with John Alexander (Director) & JC Guest (Producer)

Master of Light

Master of Light

with George Anthony Morton (Protagonist)

One Pint at a Time

One Pint at a Time

with Aaron Hosé (Writer / Director / Producer / Editor) & Brigitte Hosé (Producer)

The Only Doctor

The Only Doctor

with Matt Hashiguchi (Director) & Anjanette Levert (Producer)

Razing Liberty Square

Razing Liberty Square

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Views from the Southern Circuit

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

Questions?

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

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