Covey Film Festival


The Covey Film Festival is located in Thomasville, a part of the Red Hills Region of Southwest Georgia. The Covey Film Festival begins its fifth year in October. 

The name Covey means family...In our region, a covey of quail is highly coveted and protected. It is because of our desire to support the children in our area that the name Covey Film Festival was selected. All proceeds from the Covey Film Festival go to the Thomasville Community Resource Center which serves over 400 children in the region, providing after-school academic and enrichment support along with summer enrichments. These children are the future and we are a part of their family. 

Founded by Jane Fonda, the late Dr. Gloria Jones and Thomasville community leaders, the Thomasville Community Resource Center is honored to have extensive community and regional support for the film festival. Ms. Fonda is a hands on Chairperson representing the Ambassadors of the Covey Film Festival. Our highly regarded Ambassadors come from many parts of the film industry and support us from New York to Los Angeles. Several of our Ambassadors in the film industry are on faculty at Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Our Ambassadors are from this region and have a passion to help grow the Covey Film Festival.

Our Cause

TCRC was founded in 1998, by citizens of Thomasville who were concerned with the disparity of health-related preventive services, educational enrichment opportunities, and economic challenges that faced the underserved and minority populations in their community, TCRC opened its doors with funding from Jane Fonda, the Heritage Foundation, and other organizations. Thomasville Community Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides afterschool programs and wellness services for families.

TCRC’s mission is to empower the youth and families of Thomas County and surrounding counties through alternative community- based programs built on a foundation of Prevention, Education, and Preparation.


Covey Film Festival

Featured Films

Upcoming Events

Nothing from May 1, 2018 to May 8, 2018.


Filmmaker ‘excited’ for local premiere

THOMASVILLE — Michael Carney came to Thomasville looking for East St. Louis. Instead, he’s found a new home.
Carney, a filmmaker, will have the regional premiere of his movie “Same Kind of Different As Me” on Oct. 26 at Gateway Cinemas.
“I’m very excited,” Carney said of the film’s local

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Workshop weighs local pluses, minuses for film industry

THOMASVILLE — While Thomasville may not become Hollywood South overnight, the curtain could be rising on the area’s chances on becoming a film mecca.
As part of the ongoing Covey Film Festival, a workshop earlier this week explored what it would take for Thomasville and Thomas County to be home

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Covey continues with Sunday TU event

By Jordan Barela
October 20, 2017
Florida State University film students will get the chance to screen their work to the Thomasville community Sunday.
As part of the ongoing Covey Film Festival, seven FSU film students will present short films at Thomas University.
FSU film professor Paul Cohen, also

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