Local Film

WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series

WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series is an ongoing partnership between WonderRoot,  Plaza Theatre, and the Atlanta Film Festival.  The Film Series’ purpose is to not only provide a high quality local venue for filmmakers to screen their work, but also to help cultivate a thriving independent filmmaking scene in Atlanta.

We host quarterly screenings and regularly bring in guest jurors to select the best film of the evening. Winning filmmakers receive funding to submit their work to other local and national film festivals, a private consultation with the Programming Director of the Atlanta Film Festival, and an annual membership to WonderRoot. All participating filmmakers receive a fee waiver to submit their short to the Atlanta Film Festival.

Our next screening is on June 22nd at the Plaza Theatre at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased here for $10.

GLMI live scoring is by Outer Gods.

Guest juror: John Kassab, Producer and Sound Designer.



We are interested in screening high quality films in genres including experimental shorts, documentaries, narratives, animation, music videos, and video art. Only submissions from Georgia filmmakers are considered. Entries are accepted in digital format and should be 20 minutes or fewer. We are particularly interested in screening work by Georgia filmmakers who are seriously engaged with their medium and are working to advance their career.

During the submission process, please make sure your film is not available to the general public for online viewing.

Submit your film here.

Film submissions are also accepted by drop off. Please do not submit originals as materials will not be returned. Drop offs can be made between the hours or 12pm – 10pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at:

Attn: Local Film Series 
982 Memorial Dr. 
Atlanta, GA 30316

Please email the film team with any questions.

Please join us for our latest edition of WonderRoot’s Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series at Plaza Theatre on Thursday, December 8th!!

Doors at 7pm // Screening at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission
FREE for #ATLFS Members

Enjoy our slate of locally produced short films!

80s DATING VIDEO REMIX by Nicole Kemper & Hillary R Heath
THE FEAST by Alexandra Ace McColl
GRAVEL by Patrick Di Rito
GRIEF by Nathan Honnold
LIGHTS IN THE ATTIC by Cynthia Isioma Osaseri
OLIVER’S LANDING by Eugenio Juarez
THE SUIT by Mohammad Nour

WonderRoot’s Local Film Series is presented by the Atlanta Film Society  and Plaza Theatre Foundation.



80s Dating Video Remix | directed by Nicole Kemper, USA, 6:45

True love is just a phone call away!


The Feast | directed by Alexandra McColl, USA, 15:09

An exploration of female sexuality- women’s ability to express themselves as sexual beings, viewing our female bodies as objects to be sexually desired, and the socially constructed cage of scrutiny that surrounds gender normatives.


Foreign Fragments | directed by Max Sicilano, USA, 9:59

An experimental travelouge in a series of voyeuristic portraits of life in Vietnam.



Gravel | directed by Patrick Di Rito, USA, 2:23

A short body discomfort / thriller film dealing with personal trauma and emotional strife.


Grief | directed by Nathan Honnold, USA, 3:30



Lights in the Attic | directed by Cynthia Osaseri, USA, 2:35

Thrown in the attic, a place for the things old and forgotten, these little toys decide to break the rules, and throw a dance party unbeknownst to the posh attendees just below the floorboards. But their reckless actions may end up ruining the night for everyone, if not for the illuminating presence of one broken chandelier. Told visually through silhouettes, “Lights in the Attic” is an 2D animated film that follows Dolly and her fellow rag dolls as try to make their humble space into exciting new home.


Oliver’s Landing | directed by Eugenio Juarez , USA, 7:30

A Modern Sociopath forces five stranges to play a game for their lives in this thriller.


Silver Planet | directed by Chris Hunt ,USA, 15:15

Tracing the existential spiral of a decaying relationship, Silver Planet is a slow-motion movement through a wasteland haunted by snippets of dialogue, poetic excursions, and a siren voice in the distance.


The Suit | directed by Mohammad Nour, USA, 3:03

A short film about a man from another planet trapped in a suit trying to live on earth!


The Thieves of Almira | directed by Andrew Lee, USA, 14:42

An unsuccessful robbery brings together a mischievous teenager and an old, Korean woman with Alzheimer’s.