Southern-Fried Film Fest

 

We’ve had a successful tradition of screening some of the best gaming and retro-related films since the very first Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. For our 2017 show, we’re taking it up a notch by partnering with our friends at Y’allywood to help us launch our very own film festival. The Southern-Fried Film Festival is a partnership between the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and the Y’allywood Film Festival, both founded and operated in Georgia. This year we’re presenting southern filmmakers with the best films focused on themes of retro, sci-fi, gaming, pinball, and gameroom culture!

We will be screening films and hosting Q&A’s with filmmakers throughout the weekend’s events at SFGE, and cash prizes for winners of our feature length and short film categories will be awarded! FILM SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED

 

2017 Film Fest Schedule

Friday

6:00 PM – Time and Space Shorts

Sci-Fi stories of love, loss, triumph, and time travel.

The DawningThere are no days off for the world’s #1 superhero and her sidekick.
Red LineA young girl has an adventurous day.
Sunday Fun DayWhen all you have is your mind for company and you yearn for something much much more.
She Never Felt The ColdA fishing girl sees something strange appear in her cold paper world.
The Roma ProjectAfter a deadly car accident, a boy finds himself trapped in a sinister hospital and begins to wonder if he could be more than human.
One More TimeA young man gets a supernatural second chance at life and love.
Super Love StoryKidd Knox, a young teen, enjoys the day playing video games, eating junk food and listening to music. He falls in love with Noah Coffey and must experience the ups and downs of everyday life.
WaveMel, a lucky teenager, must make a hard choice after winning the chance of a lifetime to travel back in time.
Air WavesWhen confronted with a past enemy, a struggling radio salesman must learn to empathize.

8:00 PM – Things That Go Bump In the Night: The Spooky Pinball Story

A devoted family man in rural Wisconsin gives up the security of a successful 20-year career to pursue his dream in the boom-or-bust world of pinball manufacturing. Followed by Q&A with Charlie Emery, Prod. Dana Reeves, & Dir. Joel Reeves

11:00 PM – Super Secret Late Night Movie

(Rated M for Mature Content) You’ve gotta be there to see it!


 

Saturday

8:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoons  

A nostalgic way to start your day with all your favorite cartoon pals, plus a familiar morning treat!

10:00 AM – Hollis’s House of Memories

Join filmmaker Meagan Belflower on a tour through Tim Hollis’s one-of-a-kind personal collection of cartoon memorabilia.

11:30 AM – Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler 

The inspirational and outrageous true story of one man’s quest for the highest video game score ever. Followed by Q&A with Walter Day and Billy Mitchell

2:30 PM – The New 8-Bit Heroes

Resurrecting his childhood ambition to create a game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Joe Granato convinces a team of modern creatives to retrofit their skills to program a new game for a 30 year old console. Followed by Q&A with Prod. Austin McKinley

5:30 PM – Magic The Gathering: The Musical

(Rated M for Strong Language) Jake takes his deck of Magic: The Gathering cards down to the local comic shop for a tournament where a motley crew of vampire enthusiasts, bumbling nerds and a pair of rappers all hope to claim the top prize. Followed by Q&A with Dir. Molly Coffee

7:00 PM – Dice Lords

The Earth is under attack, and the only hope we have is a group of roleplayers who are mistaken for the brave and powerful warriors they play in their game. Granted incredible powers, the DICE LORDS are all that stand between the Earth and total annihilation. Followed by Q&A with Dir. Michel Monty, Wri. Andrew Kemp, & Prod. Samantha Osburn

9:30 PM – Tales of the Strange Shorts

(Rated M for Strong Language) A collection of the wonderful, weird, and often hilarious.

Scumbags from Outer SpaceIf a mad scientist used John Waters, Steven Spielberg, and Russ Meyer to make a human centipede, and if the person at the end were to poop out a film, this would be that film.
A Dark Night at the Wrong House One night in an old, dark house, a young boy is visited by a vengeful spirit.
The SwitchSet in the small old west town of Copper Canyon, a Marshal sets out to find out what is happening to his town.
VicariousA man must learn to move on with his life with help from his ghostly best friends.
Viridescent – A lamenting artist struggles to find inspiration after the loss of his muse and lover, and in his exploration, uncovers the darkest fathoms of his own mind.
Nan-Nan – A young strapping sport must reluctantly spend the weekend visiting his Nan in her remote house in the woods.
12 Seconds – Alone in a hotel room and subject to a strange force.
HeliumA balloon goes on a murderous rampage– for love.

11:00 PM – Super Secret Late Night Movie – Audience Choice!

(Rated M for Mature Content) This time….It’s personal.


Sunday

10:00 AM  – Time and Space Shorts

(Encore screening)  Sci-Fi stories of love, loss, triumph, and time travel.

The DawningThere are no days off for the world’s #1 superhero and her sidekick.
Red LineA young girl has an adventurous day.
Sunday Fun DayWhen all you have is your mind for company and you yearn for something much much more.
She Never Felt The ColdA fishing girl sees something strange appear in her cold paper world.
The Roma ProjectAfter a deadly car accident, a boy finds himself trapped in a sinister hospital and begins to wonder if he could be more than human.
One More TimeA young man gets a supernatural second chance at life and love.
Super Love StoryKidd Knox, a young teen, enjoys the day playing video games, eating junk food and listening to music. He falls in love with Noah Coffey and must experience the ups and downs of everyday life.
WaveMel, a lucky teenager, must make a hard choice after winning the chance of a lifetime to travel back in time.
Air WavesWhen confronted with a past enemy, a struggling radio salesman must learn to empathize.

12:00 PM – Things That Go Bump In the Night: The Spooky Pinball Story

(Encore screening) A devoted family man in rural Wisconsin gives up the security of a successful 20-year career to pursue his dream in the boom-or-bust world of pinball manufacturing.

2:00 PM – Awards Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)

Join us on the main stage as we recognize the Best Short and Best Feature of the 1st Southern-Fried Film Festival.

2:30 PM – The Best of Y’allywood

A little taste of some of our favorite short films from the first 3 years of the Y’allywood Film Festival.