September 13 - 15, 2018 at Synchronicity Theatre

​​“I want to thank you so very much for the opportunity to screen my film, Portraits on the Malecón to the Atlanta audience. I was very pleased that we were able to attract an audience to my screening. A half-dozen asked great question of me after the screening, and that was great to hear interest and comment. You have a wonderfully promising festival that will continue to enhance the Atlanta creative culture. Thank you so much for your exceptional efforts.”
Sheldon Schiffer “Portraits on the Malecón”“

​I want to thank you for inviting us to the 6th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival! I enjoyed meeting you and the rest of your team! I thought you guys put on an excellent program. Keep up the good work!  With time, I could see this festival growing into one of the big contenders! I had an excellent time and hope to premiere future projects with you!”
Will Hess, “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story”

​“It was truly great to meet you, and I know my mom feels the same way. We had a blast at the Goat Farm, and would love to come back. I guess that means I better get to work on another project!”
Marika Kontoudakis “Jason Mecier Does Amy Sedaris”

​ “I just wanted to drop you a line and say what a great time I had last week at the festival. Thank you so much for the hospitality...”Bill Bowles, “Big in Bollywood”

Atlanta Docufest is held at The Synchronicity Theatre, a 140-seat theater right in the heart of the Midtown/Uptown neighborhood, on Peachtree St. in the Peachtree Pointe building.

With a great restaurant and bar next door to the theatre, filmmakers and fans can gather after their screenings to connect and collaborate.

Join us in 2018 for all of these events at t

2018 Atlanta Docufest will be held at the Synchronicity theatre 

Atlanta Docufest is held during the annual Atlanta Film Series, a five-part showcase of independent film packed with five unique film festivals designed to spotlight every genre of cinema imaginable.

The scorching summer months bring Atlanta's Summer Film Series. Celebrate a collection of music related films at the Music in Cinema (MIC) Film Festival in June. In July, the best shorts in the world are presented at the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the top independent features and shorts are showcased at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

Atlanta's Fall Film Series, held September and October, is a showcase of unforgettable documentary films during the Atlanta Docufest, and a terrifying celebration of the best horror films from across the globe at Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

Experience all the Atlanta Film Series events, and see why Atlanta has become the top destination for filmmakers and their fans!

The 2018 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (Atlanta Docufest) is held September 13 - 15, 2018 at The Synchronicity Theatre  in Atlanta Georgia.  

2018 marks our 13th annual celebration of documentary filmmakers, their films and their fans. During the last 13 years, the Atlanta Docufest has continued to bring you the best in independent documentary film from across the globe. DocuFest showcases meaningful life stories which educate and entertain audiences of every demographic.

We encourage talented documentary filmmakers from every country to share your story with our audience. 
Join us for this very special event, where an unforgettable collection of documentary films and their creators are celebrated.

See what screened at the 2017 Atlanta Docufest!


2018 atlanta docufest


The Synchronicity Theatre

1545 Peachtree St. NE


Atlanta, Georgia


2018 atlanta Film Series