Celebrities Attending This Year’s Savannah Film Festival

Published Oct 27, 2017

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2017: October 28th – November 4th

Stay in Savannah, see the stars.

Now in it’s 20th year, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival has grown from humble beginnings, to a major event that draws 50,000 people, and major celebrities.

Attendees come to view competition screenings, screenings of films by industry professionals and students, take part in workshops, and sit in on lectures.

Oh, and catch a glimpse of Hollywood celebrities and hope for the chance to get a selfie with their fave! 

Photos: SCAD.edu

Celebrities attending this year’s Savannah Film Festival

According to SCAD, 2017’s Honored Guests include:

Saturday, October 28th:

Holly HunterIcon Award – 7:30pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Aaron SorkinOutstanding Achievement in Directing Award – 9:30pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Zoey DeutchRising Star Award – 10:00pm Lucas Theater

Sunday, October 29th:

Sir Patrick StewartLegends of Cinema Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Salma Hayek PinaultOutstanding Achievement in Cinema – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Andrea RiseboroughOutstanding Supporting Actress Award – 10:00pm Lucas Theater

Monday, October 30th:

Mariska HargitayHumanitarian Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater

Tuesday, October 31st:

Kyra SedgwickSpotlight Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater

Thursday, November 2nd:

John BoyegaVanguard Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater

Friday, November 3rd:

Robert PattinsonMaverick Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater

Saturday, November 4th:

Willow ShieldsRising Star Award – 2:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Richard GereLifetime Achievement Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater

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SCAD Savannah Film Festival Locations

The main place to be for the 2017 Film Festival is the Broughton Street area.

The Lucas Theater is at Abercorn Street and Broughton, and right around the corner on Broughton Street, next to Leopold’s Ice Cream is the SCAD Trustee’s Theater. The SCAD Jen Library takes up the entire block of Broughton Street from Abercorn to Lincoln Streets.

Many of the events that take place over the week are at various SCAD facilities scattered throughout downtown Savannah. You can see the full schedule here, and buy tickets (if there are any left!) here.

Stay Close to the Action

Savannah Dream Vacations has private vacation rental homes in the Savannah Historic District and the surrounding areas to accommodate any size group.

Stay on River Street, on a square right off of Broughton Street in the Norris Cook House.

Savannah Dream Vacations has vacation rentals throughout the downtown Savannah area this week, and who knows, you might bump into your favorite celebrity!

See you at the 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival!