They kindly set up an entire day devoted to animation. The first event was my Master Class, attended by a lot of members from ASIFA's Atlanta chapter and artists from the Atlanta-based Cartoon Network.
Then, the next event was the screening of the animated shorts program. Among my favorites were:
"The Scarecrow" by Moonbot Studios' Limbert Fabian and Brandon Oldenburg, a wonderful visit to the farm, sponsored by Chipotle
"Crime" by Alix Lambert and Sam Chou, a funny, profane story of a guy trying to retrieve his stolen car
and "Monkey Rag", a delightful music video by Joanna Davidovich to the song by Asylum Street Spankers.
And the third and crowning event of the day was the screening of CHEATIN' - we had a great audience with a partial standing ovation. There's that famous Southern hospitality for you.
The day was capped off by a visit to the famous Cleremont Hotel Strip Club. Now, this was not some fancy-schmancy platinum gentleman's club like you find in Manhattan. No, this was a real lowdown, sleazy place where everyone knows the strippers on a first-name basis. One was called Blondie and her specialty was crushing beer cans with her ample breasts. Sorry, I have no pictures of that display, because no photography was allowed.
On my film festival scale, I give the Atlanta Film Festival an A-.