The Atlanta Film Festival starts next week and we are so proud to be working with them as a sponsor this year to create a unique experience that involves exploring real spaces in a new way in our preParti App. The Festival has been running for 4 decades and has been fostering the exchange of ideas through the moving image for the Atlanta community. Take a look at what the Atlanta Film Society does and the Festival schedule on their websites here and here.
Atlanta now has the 3rd largest film industry in the country making us the Hollywood of the South, and with all of the filming going on around town, it comes as no surprise. It's hard to take a drive through the city without seeing something being filmed and there are more studios than I can count.
This year they are hosting a VIP lounge at the Highland Ballroom which is downstairs from the Highland Inn. A historic hotel in the heart of the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta it is one of the only independently owned hotels in the city. Their ballroom hosts everything from weddings to author readings and is a quick walk to the Carter Center and tons of great shopping and restaurants.
Another great organization we are working with is AIGA, which is the Professional Association of Design. They are a group that creates a community of designers and furthers design as a cultural force. If you're interested in finding out more of what they do, take a look here. We're super excited to work with all 3 of these entities and can't wait to unveil what we have in store.
Regina Weir, Co-Founder of preParti. She lived in New York for 13 years before moving back to her home town of Atlanta. She ran 2 successful businesses, one of which was a manufacturing factory making uniforms, the other a commercial laundry working with some of the largest event spaces in Atlanta including Turner Field and Cobb Galleria, Regina has experience in production management, business management and events. During that time she also co-founded Factory Girls, a much lauded fashion incubator to help emerging designers in Atlanta. She co-founded Preparti with her brother Dosa Kim in February of 2016 to help merge a technology gap for consumers in the bridal market.