SCAD Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced honorees for the 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 28 – Nov. 4. This year celebrates the festival’s 20th anniversary. Now the largest university-run film festival in the country, the annual tribute to excellence in film has screened over 100 Oscar nominated films and honored over 75 legendary actors, directors, producers, writers and filmmakers from around the world.

This year, SCAD will honor Salma Hayek Pinault with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award, John Boyega with the Vanguard Award, Holly Hunter with the Icon Award, Robert Pattinson with the Maverick Award, Aaron Sorkin with the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award and Patrick Stewart with the Legends of Cinema Award. Additional honorees and programming will be announced at a later date.

The festival has become a distinguished stop on the road to the Oscars, hosting exclusive screenings, competition films, feature films, documentaries, shorts, animated films, panel discussions, and workshops at SCAD’s historic theaters and industry-leading studios.

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