Southern-Fried Film Fest

Southern-Fried Film Fest presented by Y'allywood

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 2018 show, we continue to partner our friends at Y’allywood to work and build our very own film festival. The Southern-Fried Film Festival is a partnership between the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo and the Y’allywood Film Festival, both founded and operated in Georgia. This year we’re featuring films from filmmakers creating 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! Take a look at the festival’s lineup below:

Friday

7:00 PM – 2017 SFFF Award Winners:

Best Feature: New 8 Bit Heroes – Developers try to defy limitations to create a new cartridge-based experience for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
Best Short: Super Love Story – A young teen enjoys the day playing video games, eating junk food and listening to music. He falls in love and must experience the ups and downs of everyday life.

9:00 PM – Livescream (Georgia Premiere!)

A popular video game streamer accidentally starts playing a haunted game, with deadly consequences for himself and his fans.

10:30 PM – Street Fighter

Based on the best-selling video game, the film hurdles beyond imagination with explosive action, humor and amazing special effects.Van Damme is Colonel Guile, the Allied Nations commando who leads an elite team of street fighters against the forces of the mad General M. Bison


Saturday

8:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoons

A nostalgic way to start your day with all your favorite cartoon pals. Come get some warm fuzzy feelings and a Poptart!

12:00 PM – Game Jam

Over 60 indie developers competed in an intense 48 hour competition to create a complete game from scratch. We follow their progress from the concept stage to completion and joins the winners in their prize trip to IndieCade where they pitched their final product.

1:30 PM – Short Film Showcase

Don Broco: “Come Out To LA” – The music video for the track Come Out To LA by Don Broco features death, dancing, robots, inter-band rivalries, mad scientists, insane TV performances and much more.
DROP TARGET – A man receives a mysterious house guest late one night. What follows is a complete whirlwind of greed, power, and desperation in this neo-noir short film.
Street Fever – We invite you to go and meet this incredible store in Bushwick.
Adrian Star: “Crimes” – Retro horror music video short film by ’80s era synth artist Adrian Star Time Out – Time travel comedy set on Halloween 1987 made by Northern Burlington High School students.
On The Play – Follow the adventures of 4 friends who meet up each week to play the card game Magic: The Gathering.
Faded Away: “Nite Bites” – They describe their sound as “New Romantics going to L.A,” with an emphasis on melody, energy and emotion.
H0_pe 02 – H0_Pe is a robot who lives alone on a tiny planet somewhere in the space. His job is to regain materials. After hundreds of years of a lonely life, he starts to create objects “to live better”.
Amo – An android programmer obsessed with replicating human anatomy and intelligence will be led to the darkest corners of his own mind by Mia, his domestic companion android.
Frida Sundemo: “Gold” – The video is very much about exploration. Literally and in the sense of the themes of loneliness and loss, and particularly how the environment plays a part both literally and as a metaphor.

3:00 PM – VR Film Showcase

Come experience the next evolution of visual entertainment with an immersive screening of our short film selections.

The Wamco PIE – In this satirical VR corporate infomercial, the fictional Wamco Corporation will use Virtual Reality to teach you the incredible value of its amazing product line. By exploring Wamco’s hottest products in Virtual Reality, you’ll understand why it’s wrong to buy products from Wamco’s competitors and consequently never make that mistake again. Ever.

Please State Your Name by Jak Wilmot.
We follow the story of a decapitated robot head as he desperately tries to escape a dangerous garbage facility.
La Camila by Jak Wilmot.
Set in the whimsical backdrop of a fantasy Chile, La Camila follows the tale of a young shepherd girl.

5:00 PM – Documentary Premiere: Meet Project Pinball

7:00 PM – The Power of Glove

Chronicle the history and legacy of the Power Glove, a 1989 Nintendo controller that promised to forever change the way humankind interacted with technology. Immediately after its hyped release, gamers were disappointed by the Power Glove, and critics panned it as a worthless gimmick. Yet unlike many critical failures of the past, the Power Glove continues to resonate with video gaming and technology fans, becoming the focus of art pieces, songs, videos, hacking projects, and other forms of cultural repurposing.

9:30 PM – 2 Kawaii 4 Comfort

The story of 5 emotionally stunted anime fans and a convention trip that turns from mortifying to harrowing. Imagine if ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ met ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’.

10:00 PM – Movie Tie-in Games

For better or worse. Come play our embarrassingly large selection of retro games from the cinematic universe on the big screen.


Sunday

8:00 AM – Saturday Morning Cartoons

A nostalgic way to start your day with all your favorite cartoon pals. Come get some warm fuzzy feelings and a Poptart!

12:00 PM – The Power of Glove

(Encore Screening) Chronicle the history and legacy of the Power Glove, a 1989 Nintendo controller that promised to forever change the way humankind interacted with technology. Immediately after its hyped release, gamers were disappointed by the Power Glove, and critics panned it as a worthless gimmick. Yet unlike many critical failures of the past, the Power Glove continues to resonate with video gaming and technology fans, becoming the focus of art pieces, songs, videos, hacking projects, and other forms of cultural repurposing.

2:00 PM – Awards Ceremony (Grand Ballroom)

Join us on the main stage as we recognize the Best Short and Best Feature of the 2nd Southern-Fried Film Festival.