"The Torture Letters" in Atlanta Film Festival

April 20, 2021

The film, The Torture Letters, produced and directed by Laurence Ralph, has become an official selection for another film festival, the Atlanta Film Festival. The festival will be hosted virtually, drive in, and in person from April 22- May 2.

Now in its fourth decade, the Atlanta Film Festival—one of only two-dozen Academy Award qualifying festivals in the U.S.—is the area’s preeminent celebration of cinema.  The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the largest and longest-running festival in the country, welcoming an audience of over 28,000 to discover hundreds of new independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films, selected from 8000+ submissions from all over the world.  It is also the most distinguished event in its class.

The Torture Letters is a 13 minute animated film based on Ralph’s recent book The Torture Letters. The film was edited in the VizE Lab by Jeffrey Himpele.

The Torture Letters debuted in the New York Times Op-Docs series and has also appeared at: 

  • American Film Institute FEST [Oct. 15–22, 2020]
  • Spark Animation Fest [Oct. 29–Nov.8, 2020]
    -  “Best in Show” award and “WIA Diversity Award for Individual Achievement”
  • St. Louis International Film Festival [Nov. 5–22, 2020]
  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival [Nov. 13–22, 2020]
  • Africa Rising International Film Festival [Nov. 27–29, 2020]
  • *Folye Film Festival [Nov. 20–29, 2020]
    -  *Selected to be shown as a film "not in competition."
  • Atlanta Film Festival [Apr. 22–May 2, 2021]
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival [June 10–13, 2021]