AIR Serenbe will screen a series of film shorts by Georgia filmmakers this Friday that focus on the artists who participated in its residency programs. “Filmer” will feature 16 films by 14 local filmmakers at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium at 7 p.m.
In addition, AIR Serenbe will host “Childhood By Design,” a chat with Woodruff CEO Doug Shipman; Tel Aviv-based architect Itai Palti, who founded the Conscious Cities movement; and Kimberly Lucas, who is civic research director for the City of Boston. The panel — which will be held in the Rich Auditorium on Tuesday at 6 p.m. will discuss how art, architecture and design can be used to create brighter futures for young children and their families. The event is presented by AIR Serenbe and Capita in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center.
Tuesday’s chat is free to the public. Admission to the screenings is $10, and $7 for students and senior citizens.
AIR Serenbe is a nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute that provides time and space to artists who are developing new works. The film series will profile those artists, their projects and their artistic visions.
“Filmer brings to life the untapped creative energy of emerging and established Georgia filmmakers by pairing them with some of the most interesting artists from all over the country,” AIR Serenbe executive director Brandon Hinman said. “We asked filmmakers to make an original short portrait film that illuminates something of the artist’s person and process. We give the filmmakers full creative control over the films, pay them an honorarium, provide them with a residency, and honor them as the artists they are. At the end of the year, we present a premiere of all Filmer films to a live audience in a large theater in Atlanta.”
The lineup of filmmakers and resident artists includes the following: