The Macon Film Festival takes place is historic downtown Macon, about an hour south of Atlanta in the heart of Georgia. One of the great historic cities of the American South, Macon is home to 5,500 National Register historic structures in 11 historic districts.
Macon also features a rich and diverse music and film heritage. The city was the launching pad for music icons such as Otis Redding, Little Richard, the Allman Brothers, Jason Aldean, and more. It is also the hometown to film stars Jack McBrayer, Carrie Preston, and Melvyn Douglas. Thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Macon Film Commission most recently Macon has been seen on the big screen in Trouble with the Curve, 42, Fast and the Furious 5, Need for Speed, The Fifth Wave, Rampage, and The Best of Enemies.
Amazing architecture, museums, ancient Indian mounds, unique entertainment, and true southern hospitality make Macon a great place to visit. For more information or to plan your visit to Macon, visit the Macon-Bibb Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitmacon.org.