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!
Celebrities attending this year’s Savannah Film Festival
According to SCAD, 2017’s Honored Guests include:
Saturday, October 28th:
Holly Hunter – Icon Award – 7:30pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Aaron Sorkin – Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award – 9:30pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Zoey Deutch – Rising Star Award – 10:00pm Lucas Theater
Sunday, October 29th:
Sir Patrick Stewart – Legends of Cinema Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Salma Hayek Pinault – Outstanding Achievement in Cinema – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Andrea Riseborough – Outstanding Supporting Actress Award – 10:00pm Lucas Theater
Monday, October 30th:
Mariska Hargitay – Humanitarian Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Tuesday, October 31st:
Kyra Sedgwick – Spotlight Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Thursday, November 2nd:
John Boyega – Vanguard Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Friday, November 3rd:
Robert Pattinson – Maverick Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Saturday, November 4th:
Willow Shields – Rising Star Award – 2:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
Richard Gere – Lifetime Achievement Award – 7:00pm SCAD Trustee’s Theater
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
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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!