6:00 pm18:00

Closing Mixer

  • Tap : A Gastropub

Stop by Tap Gastropub for one last chance to mingle with people who share your enthusiasm for film and gaming!

From 6-9 PM we’re heading across the street from the W to hang out before everyone heads back home. You’ll also get to indulge in another sweet treat brewed right here in Atlanta. Present your badge for a discount on SweetWater craft beer!

Jun 25

The After Party

  • W Midtown- Great Room 1 & Great Room Foyer

The biggest party of the weekend kicks off immediately following the TERMINUS Awards! Join us for dancing, games, pictures, and the usual hijinks.

6:00 pm18:00


  • W Midtown- Great Room 1

Time to roll out the red carpet!

Join us for a night of glamour as we celebrate top independent filmmakers and game developers from across the country. The event features special guest presenters to announce the best of the best in short films and games plus an extra special announcement that you’ll want to be the first to find out about! Dress to impress as the red carpet rolls out at 6pm for pictures, drinks, and bites and the show starts at 7pm. Whether you’re patiently waiting to see if your work made it to the top or you’re supporting your favorites, or just wanna party with us, this is an event you will not want to miss.

In no particular order, the awards given out will include:

  • Golden Tripod for Best Narrative Short
  • Golden Joystick for Best Overall Game
  • CMF Best Drama
  • Golden Tripod for Best Documentary Short
  • Golden Joystick for Best Student Game
  • Elfenworks Social Justice Award
  • Golden Tripod for Best Animated Short
  • Golden Joystick for Excellence in Game Design
  • Seeker Stories- Documentary
  • Golden Tripod for Best Web Series
  • Golden Joystick for Best Game Design Document
  • CMF Best Comedy
  • Golden Joystick for Fan Favorite
  • CMF Best Picture

The after party kicks off immediately following the ceremony so you can keep the celebrations going and dance the night away.

Golden Tripod Awards Party - Hosted by Flula Borg
Jun 24

Golden Tripod Awards Party - Hosted by Flula Borg

  • The Loft

Campus MovieFest knows how to party and you’re all invited!

At the GTA Party on Friday June 23rd at The Loft at Centerstage, we're honoring some of the top films from over 50 campuses nation-wide. This party is hosted by YouTube star and Pitch Perfect 2 co-star, DJ Flula Borg and features live performances from The Glad Scientist who blasts his beats in Virtual Reality, NoneLikeJoshua whose video game rhymes have garnered him over 21 million views on youtube, and The Hearsay, a local favorite band of ours that we know you’ll love!

All year long Campus MovieFest traveled from campus to campus and provided equipment for students to bring their stories to life by making a five-minute film in just one week. And it is with this party that we celebrate their achievements and party the night away in one of Atlanta's coolest concert venues. We will be distributing awards for:

  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Story
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Editing
  • Best SFX/VFX
  • Best Performance
  • Best Sound
  • Picture This! Poster contest winner
  • Poo Industries Lifetime Achievement Award

This event is open to All-Access and Fan Badge holders. Remember to bring a government-issued ID.  Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase to attendees who are 21+. Non-Alcoholic beverages will also be available for attendees under 21.

We Make Happy Hour
2:00 pm14:00

We Make Happy Hour

  • W Midtown

Join us for a We Make sponsored happy hour at TERMINUS on Friday, June 23rd from 2 - 4 PM at The Living Room bar in the lobby of the W Midtown hotel. We'll have free drinks and chances to win a prize pack from the We Make team. This is the perfect opportunity meet the We Make team in person and network with like-minded creative professionals at TERMINUS. Registered attendees get a guaranteed amount of 2 free drink tickets, with the possibility of an additional ticket at the door, depending on availability.

8:00 pm20:00

Welcome to ATL

  • W Midtown Atlanta - Altitude

On behalf of Choose ATL and the TERMINUS team, welcome to Atlanta!

What better way to spend your first night in Atlanta than with ChooseATL! We're kicking off in grand style with our Welcome to ATL reception at the W Midtown Atlanta. It's going to be great! We've drinks, bites, and tons of fun to offer as attendees come together to meet and mingle. There might even be a few special surprises, but we're not telling!

ChooseATL is a community-driven effort powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce to showcase Atlanta as the nation’s best place to live, work, create, and start a company for millennials. Atlanta has the 10th largest economy in the United States and is the most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation, third in the WORLD for film and TV productions, and has a massive game development industry. It is ChooseATL's mission to help inform and change minds so that businesses and talent continue to flood the city.

Mario Kart Field Day
12:30 pm12:30

Mario Kart Field Day

  • W Atlanta- Midtown (Great Room 1)

3, 2, 1, GO!

That’s right! We’ll be bringing the world of Mario Kart to life for TERMINUS’ opening day. Come in between screenings or stay for the whole day to participate in three Mario Kart-themed events & compete for prizes. 

*Due to thunderstorms we have moved Mario Kart Field Day to Great Room 1 in the W

You'll have the chance to:

  • Design your own Mario Kart
  • Compete against other TERMINUS badge-holders in Renegade Roundup: Capture the Koopa
  • Bring your favorite game to life with the Mario Kart Relay Race

Each event and mini-games give you a chance to earn coins. At the end of the day, we'll give out some awesome prizes to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, you'll be competing for a Nintendo 3DS XL, a Virtual Reality Drone,  gift cards & more!

To guarantee a spot, be sure to register your team!

Don't have one? No Problem! Register on your own and we can find one for you (it's also a great opportunity to meet some pretty cool people). 

*Must present badge in order to participate