COVEY landscape

Festival Films Being Considered

  • The Lorax
  • Embodiment of Silence
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
  • The Oyster Doctors
  • My Life as a Turkey
  • Vanishing Pearls
  • Belize Shark Project (Winner 6th Annual Belize Film Festival)
  •  Hoot
  • The Bears
  • I Am
  • Kids’ Meet Sharks
  • Saving Paradise
  • The Cohune, the Gibnot and Us
  • Longest Distance (Best Latin American Film at Montreal World Film Festival)

Schedule of Events

:: Sunday, Oct. 19th 

Film: ‘I Am’ – Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what’s wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. (Source IMDb)

Event Details: After the screening, a discussion on the film will be led by Father Paul Hancock. 

Location: All Saints Episcopal Church (443 S. Hansell St. Thomasville, GA) 

:: Monday, Oct. 20th 

Events TBA

:: Tuesday, Oct. 21st 

Events TBA 

:: Wednesday, Oct. 22nd 

Events TBA

:: Thursday, Oct. 23rd

Gala Event at Avalon Plantation. Details here.

:: Friday, Oct. 24th

Film: ‘The Florida Wildlife Corridor’ - The Florida Wildlife Corridor aims to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula to create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. The corridor addresses the fragmentation of natural landscapes and watersheds from the Everglades ecosystem north. Contributing to the fragmentation problem is the disconnect between the perceptions of Floridians, and the real need to keep natural systems connected. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is positioned to mend the perception gap through an education and awareness campaign that demonstrates the connection between the landscapes and watersheds. If we show Floridians the panthers, bears, native cultures, ranchlands and rivers and how they are all connected, then they can help us make the Florida Wildlife Corridor a reality.

Event Details: After the screening, a discussion will be led by Emmy-Award Winning Director and naturalist Elam Stolzfus. 

Location: TBA 

:: Saturday, Oct. 25th

Film: ‘My Life As A Turkey’ –  Based on a true story, this beautiful, charming, funny, sad, and thought-provoking film explores one of those rare moments when man and animal unwittingly become more closely linked than nature normally allows. Deep in the wilds of Florida, Joe Hutto, wildlife artist and naturalist, was presented with a rare opportunity. It had long been his hope to learn about the secret world of wild turkeys by having young turkey poults imprint on him, but obtaining wild turkey eggs, or young poults, had proven to be next to impossible; so when he arrived home one day to find a bowl filled with wild turkey eggs on his doorstep, he went out immediately to obtain an incubator, determined to become their mother. It was an experience that would change his life in ways he could never have imagined. 

Event Details:  TBA

Location: The campus of Thomasville University (Building TBA) 

:: Sunday, Oct. 26th

Events TBA

 :: Monday, Oct. 27th

Events TBA

 :: Tuesday, Oct. 28th

Events TBA

 :: Wednesday, Oct. 29th 

A discussion with best-selling author of The Lost Daughter, Mary Williams

Event Details: Mary Williams is the adopted, African-American-daughter of Jane Fonda.  Until the age of 13 she grew up with her biological family in a poor Neighborhood of Oakland, California.  She met Jane at a summer camp Jane and her then husband, Tom Hayden, ran. As problems in her family caused more dysfunction, Jane informally adopted Mary and she lived with Jane and later Ted Turner for over ten years often spending time at Avalon where Ted taught her to hunt and fish.  Mary felt a need, however, to address the loss of her childhood and decided to do so through nature.  She has hiked the Appalachian Trial solo, biked across country, been a park ranger in Alaska, and worked as a researcher in Antarctica.

Time and Location TBA

  :: Thursday, Oct. 30th 

Events TBA

:: Friday, Oct. 31st

Outdoor Film hosted by Downtown Thomasville. Details TBA.


Other Workshops

+ A Salon: A dialogue with our honorary hosts about their careers in acting on stage, film and television. 

Invited hosts include: Julie Moran, Rob Moran, Scott Wilson, Jay Scully and others.

Time and Location TBA.

+ Georgia’s Film & Television Industry Round Table:  Economic Impact & Community Engagement

What do The Hunger Games, Anchor Man, The Legend Continues,  Prisoners, The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries and Being Mary Jane all have in common?  They were all made in Georgia!

This workshop will highlight Georgia’s film industry’s $3.3 billion economic impact in 2013 Communities across Georgia that have attracted new film projects and resulting business. Environmental and community preservation conditions that entice studios and producers.Community engagement via local business support and job creation.

Panelists to include:  representatives from Georgia Film Commission, film studios, FSU College of  Motion Picture Arts, Location Scout, Post Production Studios, Downtown Thomasville, City/County Representative.

Time and location TBA.

+ How to Get Your Foot in the Door – An informal discussion about techniques for getting a job in the film industry

Time and location TBA

+ Opportunities Behind the Camera:  Discussion of job opportunities in technical work, catering, site location

Time and location TBA.

Movie & Gala Tickets

General Info: All ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be issued for lost, stolen, damage or destroyed tickets. No refunds or exchanges will be given unless the event is cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be available at the point of purchase. All orders will receive an email confirmation. Please contact the Thomasville Community Resource Center with further questions.

Past Screening Locations

Thomasville Center for the Arts

600 E. Washington St., Thomasville, GA

The Bookshelf

126 S Broad St., Thomasville, GA

Thomas University, Flowers Auditorium

1501 Millpond Rd., Thomasville, GA

Boys & Girls Club

212 S. Madison Street, Thomasville, GA