Eddie Redmayne and Janelle Monae Set for Honors – The Hollywood Reporter

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which has grown into an Oscar season stop of considerable importance, is set to mark its 25th anniversary with a slate of films packed with contenders and honorees.

Opening with Banshees of Inishrein (searchlight) and closing with are living (Sony Classics), the nation’s largest university-run film festival, will be held October 22-29 this year, showcasing 143 films, including 53 narrative films, 20 documentary films and 79 shorts, with eight world premieres and six US premieres.

It will also be celebrated Eddie Redmayne with the Virtuoso Award Good nurse (Netflix); Janelle Monae With the Spotlight Award Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix); Sadie Sink With the Rising Star Award the whale (A24); Jeremy Pope Along with the Distinguished Performance Award inspection (A24); Jonathan Majors with the Spotlight Award and JD Dillard With the Rising Star Director Award Bhakti (Sony); Nicholas Hoult With the Vanguard Award menu (Disney); Kerry Condon Along with the Distinguished Performance Award Banshees of Inishrein; Henry Selick With the Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award Wendell and Wilde (Netflix); And Sandy Powell with the Creative Impact Award in Costume Design are living.

Previously announced honorees include: Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly)Who will receive the Discovery Award? Taurus (RLJE Films) and joins yours truly for a live episode The Hollywood Reporterof Talk of awards Podcast; Ron HowardWho will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Directing Thirteen lives (Amazon); Evgeny AfinievskyWho will receive the Daring Documentary Award? Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence (still seeking US distribution); And directors of the year’s top 10 documentary features – Shaunak Sen For All breathing (HBO), David Siew For A bad ax (IFC), Margaret Brown For offspring (Netflix), Sara dosa For fire of love (Nat Geo), Ryan White For Good night agreed (Amazon), One Timoner For Last flight home (MTV), Brett Morgen For Moonage is a daydream (neon), Daniel Rohr For Navalny (HBO Max), Matthew Heinemann For retreat (Nat Geo) and Kathleen Horan The Return of Tanya Tucker (Sony Classics) — Who’s joining you for the 9th annual ‘Docs to Watch’ panel.

The long-time fest friend is set to make special appearances Miles TellerHe will participate in a conversation after the screening of the 2022 blockbuster he was a part of, Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount); and former US Congresswoman Gabby GiffordsWho participates in dialogue with filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West After the screening of the documentary Gabby Giffords doesn’t hold back (Briarcliffe), which tells how the assassination attempt on Giffords impacted her life and inspired her to become a fierce advocate for gun safety.

All of the aforementioned honoree films will be screened at the festival, including titles Later sun (A24); Armageddon time (Focus); broker (neon); Causeway (A24/Apple); shut up (A24); Corsage (IFC); The decision to leave (MUBI); Kingdom of Light (Searchlight); Holy Spider (Utopia); The Last King (IFC); my police (Amazon); nanny (Amazon); One fine morning (Sony Classics); she said (universal); until (UAR); And Women are talking (UAR).

“Join me as we celebrate the cultural phenomenon of film at SCAD’s Silver Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival” SCAD Founder and President Paula Wallace said in a statement. “Every year, the world’s premier film festival hosted by the university delights tens of thousands of theatergoers who love to escape the screen to preview future Academy Award winners. The lights are bright, the red carpets are rolled out and Hollywood royalty is in the house. There’s no telling who you might see on Broughton Street.

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Executive and Artistic Director added Christina Routhier, “The 25th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival is set to delight guests with our exciting group of honorees and stellar film line-up. This milestone anniversary of the festival is an incredible achievement. Over the past 25 years, the university has achieved unprecedented growth and academic success, and the film festival has become a revered stop for films en route to the Academy Awards. With a slate of nearly 150 films, including some shot right here in Savannah, we’re ready for eight full days of great film.

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