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SCAD’S Savannah Film Festival presents Star-Studded Opening Night

SAVANNAH, GA (FNN News) – The Savannah College of Art and Design opened the eighteenth annual Savannah Film Festival by  celebrating  cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging filmmakers.

SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace met with Olivia  Wilde, star and producer of “Meadowland,” to congratulate her on receiving the Spotlight Award, presented just prior to the films screening at the Lucas Theatre.

SAVANNAH, GA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Honoree Olivia Wilde and Cinematographer Reed Morano attend the opening night screening of "Suffragette" during 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented by SCAD at Trustees Theater on October 24, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SCAD)

Courtesy SSAD: (L-R) Honoree Olivia Wilde and Cinematographer Reed Morano attend the opening night screening of “Suffragette” during 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented by SCAD at Trustees Theater on October 24, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SCAD)

Earlier that evening, Wilde walked the red carpet with “Meadowland”  director and cinematographer Reed Morano.

It was a night of powerful women in Savannah, with “Suffragette” director Sarah Gavron and producer Alison Owen participating in a Savannah Film Festival audience Q&A directly following the film. Among the diverse film industry professionals in attendance for the  screening were “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” star  Alexander Skarsgård and fashion model Alexa Chung. Owen, mother of actor Alfie Allen, who is also attending the festival, will also be on hand to see her son receive the Rising Star Award at the historic Trustees Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

SAVANNAH, GA - OCTOBER 24: General view during Day One of the 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented by SCAD on October 24, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SCAD)

Courtesy SCAD: General view during Day One of the 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival Presented by SCAD on October 24, 2015 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SCAD)

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