The Atlanta Film Festival will celebrate its 40th Anniversary beginning this Friday April 1 – Sunday, April 10th, 2016. This year, in light of 40 wonderful years, fans, newbies and industry professionals of the Atlanta Film Festival can look forward to an exciting lineup packed with more than 150 events including special presentations, educational workshops, galas and of course, film screenings. Friday night, the festival will commence with a red carpet kick-off where the talents involved in the production both on camera and behind the scenes will walk the carpet along with their perspective films. Attendees will engage in a variety of film genres throughout the 10-day festival including independent, animated, documentary and short films, selected from more than 120 countries out of close to 5,000 submissions total. “The Atlanta Film Festival is the chief annual operation of the Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS), one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the promotion and education of film in the U.S., which enriches the community through screenings, classes, workshops and other events year-round”.