2017 atlanta docufest

September 8 - 10, 2017 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”

The Synchronicity Theatre is 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 next door, hotels nearby and safe, easy parking, Synchronicity Theatre is the new hub for intimate in-town entertainment.

2017 Atlanta Docufest will be held at the Synchronicity theatre 


2017 atlanta Film Series

Docufest is held as part of the Atlanta Film Series, a showcase of independent film packed with events designed to spotlight every genre of film imaginable.

The scorching summer months of July and August bring the Atlanta's Summer Film Series, with award-winning short films showcased at Atlanta Shortsfest, and the top independent features and shorts at Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

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

Join us in 2016 for all of these events at the Atlanta Film Series, and see why Atlanta has become the top destination for filmmakers and their fans!

The Synchronicity Theatre

1545 Peachtree St. NE


Atlanta, Georgia


The 2017 Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (Atlanta Docufest) is held September 8 - 10, 2017 at The Synchronicity Theatre  in Atlanta Georgia.  

2017 marks our 12th annual celebration of documentary filmmakers, their films and their fans. During the last 12 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's screening at the 2017 Atlanta Docufest!