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The Broad St. Film Fest is a gathering of storytellers and audiences seeking new adventures, experiences, and perspectives. Nightmare on Broad St. is our subfestival that is focused on horror, sci-fy, and out of the norm genres. Our program ranges from high school, college, and professional submissions. Awarding the hard work and dedication of our film community we will be awarding two monetary awards. One for best student film and one for best overall film by a non-professional. This festival is free admission and will contain a showing of all the nominated films in each of the categories. The BSFF Team created this festival in efforts to help the City of Sugar Hill continue transforming into a hub for art, culture and entertainment.

October 18th, 2024 from 10am-5pm

Located at the Eagle Theatre

2024 schedule coming soon

Submission Categories

Micro

A micro-short film is a type of film that typically lasts no longer than a few minutes, usually less than 5 minutes with credits. It is a very short film that aims to tell a complete story or convey an idea in a very condensed format. Due to its brevity, micro-short films often require creative storytelling techniques to effectively convey their message.

Short

A short film is a type of film that is shorter in length than a typical feature film. Generally, a short film is considered to be a film with a runtime of less than 30 minutes. Short films can be made in various genres and styles, such as comedy, drama, documentary, experimental, and animation. Due to their length, short films often focus on a single idea or theme, and rely on strong visual storytelling to convey their message. 

Animation

An animation short film is a type of short film that uses various techniques to create the illusion of movement and bring characters and objects to life. These techniques can include traditional hand-drawn animation, computer-generated imagery (CGI), stop-motion, and others. Animation short films can be made in various styles, such as 2D, 3D, and mixed-media, and can cover a wide range of genres, from comedy to drama to fantasy. Due to their flexibility and limitless possibilities, animation short films are popular among filmmakers, and are often used to convey complex ideas and emotions in a visually stunning way.

Awards & Scholarships

We are excited to share that there will be two $500 awards given at this years’ film festival. One of the monetary awards will be a scholarship awarded to the best student film, and the other monetary award will go to the best overall film done by a non-professional from any of the categories.

2024 Judges Panel

Jackson Trent

Actor

Jackson Trent is an actor/voice actor who has his Associates Degree in Acting for Film & TV from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He currently teaches arts classes at Artios in SugarHill. Films are his passion – any opportunity to watch and talk about them the better!  He is excited to witness everyone’s terrifying creations!

Richard Diaz

Owner of Protocol Films

Richard is excited to be a judge for this festival as his love for any production is monumental. He believes creativity and community should always be prevalent. He looks forward to seeing the ideas of the masses come to life.

Taylor Upchurch

Actor

Taylor’s 2023 theater performances include playing George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and Guy Haines in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” at the Eagle Theater with the Players Guild. Taylor is a film lover is currently going through the AFI’s top 100 films of all time. And he is thrilled to see your imagination come to life.

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