SCAD announces additional honorees and guests including Entertainment Weekly’s Breaking Big honorees for the 25th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) today announced the winners of Entertainment Weekly’s Breaking Big, along with other honorees and guests for the 25th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, to be held October 22-29, 2022 .

The festival is once again partnering with Entertainment Weekly to host the Breaking Big Awards and Panel on Friday 28th October. This year’s award winners include Vanessa Burghardt (Cha Cha Real smooth), Madelyn Cline (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Outer Banks), Anna Diop (Nanny), banks repetition (Armageddon period), and Ty Simpsons (The whale), who will participate in an awards ceremony and panel discussion moderated by Clarissa Cruz, Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly editors will attend the festival and moderate selected panels.

The following guests will also be honored: Mia Goth receives the Lumiere Award on Tuesday 25th October before the screening of pearl. actor Jenna Ortega (Failure, Wednesday) will receive the Breakthrough Award on Sunday, October 23, ahead of the screening of her film X. The inaugural Socially Conscious Cinema Award is presented to until actor yesin hallportraying Emmett Till, and Producer and co-writer Keith Beauchamp, whose life’s work has been devoted to finding justice for Emmett Till and honoring Mamie Till-Mobley. Hall and Beauchamp will participate in the post-screening Q&A. The SCAD Savannah Film Festival is proud to dedicate this new annual honor to the actors who bring important characters to life on screen, bring hope to viewers, illustrate that representation through art and culture, and harness the power of film to move hearts and… to change thoughts.

The following guests will be in attendance and participating in Q&As after their films: Actors Michael Ward will compete realm of light Sunday 23 October. actor Aimee Carrero will compete The menu, along with actor and Vanguard Award winner Nicholas Hoult, writer Seth Reiss and production designer Ethan Tobman (one of Variety’s 10 Artisans to Watch award winners). actor Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, and Michelle McLeod will compete women talk on Friday 28 October

They join previously announced winners of the Discovery Award, Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly). bull; Kerry Condon, with the Distinguished Performance Award for The Banshees by Inisherin; JD Dillard, with the Rising Star Director Award for dedication; Nicholas Hoult, with the Vanguard Award for The menu; Ron Howard, with the Lifetime Achievement in Directing Award for Thirteen Lives; Jonathan Majors, with the Spotlight Award for dedication; Janelle Monáe, with the Spotlight Award for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery; Jeremy Pope, with the Distinguished Performance Award for The inspection; Sandy Powell, with the Variety Creative Impact Award in Costume Design for her distinguished career and new film life; Eddie Redmayne, with the Virtuoso Award for The good nurse; Henry Selick, with the Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award for Wendel & Wild; and Sadie Sink, with the Rising Star Award for The whale.

About the SCAD Savannah Film Festival

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival offers SCAD students opportunities through its competitions that are as unique as the films selected. This year the festival received more than 1,700 entries for the competition series. During the festival, students from all academic disciplines meet with entertainment industry executives through masterclasses, coffee talks, lectures, workshops and panel discussions. Presented annually in Savannah, a premier film center in the Southeast, the festival promotes quality films produced by independent and studio filmmakers.

About SCAD: The University for Creative Careers

SCAD is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university offering more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs at campuses in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCADnow.

SCAD enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 120 countries. The forward-thinking SCAD curriculum incorporates professional technology and a myriad of advanced learning resources, and offers students opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and hands-on assignments with corporate partners through SCADpro, the university’s renowned research laboratory and prototype generator. SCAD is ranked #1 in the US in the 2023 Art & Objects Best Art Schools Ranking, with additional top rankings for majors in interior design, architecture, film, fashion, digital media and more. Professional success is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. In the past five years, 99% of SCAD graduates have been employed and pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation. SCAD offers students and alumni ongoing career support through personal coaching, alumni programs, a professional presentation studio and more. See for more information.

About the SCAD School of Film and Acting

With resources to rival Hollywood studios, award-winning professors, stunning locations, a professionally run casting office, and world-class film and television festivals, the SCAD School of Film and Acting is the ideal place to start your career in film and television . The SCAD programs in Film and Television, Performing Arts, Production Design, and Sound Design prepare students to take on roles on stage and screen through films, live performances, TV sitcoms, dramatic series, music videos, commercials, and more .

SCAD is making a significant investment in the future of the SCAD School of Film and Acting, the SCAD School of Animation and Motion and the SCAD School of Creative Technology, building a Hollywood-style film backlot and two state-of-the-art extended reality LED volumes in Savannah and Atlanta for virtual productions. Upon completion of the incremental expansion, Savannah Film Studios will be the largest and most comprehensive collegiate film studio complex in the United States. These facilities will amplify SCAD’s tremendous impact on the film and television industries in Georgia and beyond, and nurture the next generation of creative leaders in film, television, digital media and more.


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