Isabella Rossellini and Liam Neeson Among Honorees at 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival

Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini

Acclaimed actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ian McKellen and Isabella Rossellini will be honored as part of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, which will take place Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. McKellen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 4, Neeson will receive an Achievement in Cinema Award on Nov. 2 and Rossellini will receive a similar award on Nov. 5.

With more than a month to go, the Savannah Film Festival is currently scheduled to host Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen, who will present the documentary “I Know a Woman Like That,” directed by her mother Elaine Madsen, who will also be in attendance; Ed Burns, showing his new film “Nice Guy Johnny;” writer/director Neil LaBute, who will participate in a workshop; Zach Gilford, who will attend a screening of his film “The River Why” and Tony Goldwyn who will be attending a gala screening of his latest directorial effort “Conviction.”

Other gala special screenings this year will include Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” Doug Liman’s “Fair Game,” Mike Leigh’s “Another Year,”

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
Nigel Cole’s “Made in Dagenham” and Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine.”

This will be the first year the Savannah Film Festival will present films in Digital Cinema Projection.

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Featuring the best in independent and innovative film from around the world, the Savannah Film Festival presents a fullrange of cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers, bringing worldrenowned filmmakers, producers, actors and journalists, as well as other film enthusiasts, to SCAD and Savannah for eight days of feature films, lectures, workshops, panels and competition films from a range of genres.

Highlights of the festival include intimate “coffee talks” with film professionals, question-andanswer panels, lectures and special screenings.

Passes to the Savannah Film Festival will be available for purchase through the SCAD box office, 216 E. Broughton St., online at or by phone at 912.525.5050.

The price for tickets to the evening screenings will be $10 for the general public and $5 for SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD ID. The Savannah Film Festival schedule is subject to change.

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