Created in 2003, Film Athens is a non-profit support and networking organization that fosters the advancement of film production, distribution, and exhibition in the Athens, Georgia area. We seek to highlight Athens as an inexpensive/friendly location for feature film productions and TV commercial shoots.
In the last 2 years the growth of the film industry in Georgia has been incredible. Georgia is now the 4th largest location for film production in the country. Figures from FY '08-'09 show that Television networks, Hollywood studios, production companies and independent producers invested more than $770 million in Georgia.
The economic impact of this investment was $1.15 billion!
Film Athens is working with groups such as the Athens-Clarke County Public Information Office, ACC Economic Development Foundation and Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote Athens as a film location for outside independent and major motion film.
Film Athens supports aspiring filmmakers and the local independent film scene through workshops, networking opportunities and events to promote Athens as a vibrant film community with resources to handle any size production.