Mario Kart Field Day
12:30 pm12:30

Mario Kart Field Day

  • Piedmont Park North Soccer Field 2

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 compete for prizes. We’ll have three main events along with a series of mini-games running throughout, where you’ll be competing for some pretty awesome prizes.

Plan some time to head down to one of Atlanta's must-see spots, Piedmont Park, on Thursday for our Mario Kart Field Day!

You'll have the chance to:

  • Design your own Mario Kart
  • Compete against other TERMINUS badge-holders in Shell Dodgeball
  • Bring Mario Kart to life with the Battle Royale Relay Race
  • Earn even more coins throughout the day while playing a series of mini-games.

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). 

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.

Jun 24

Golden Tripod Awards Party

  • 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 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
  • Poo Industries Lifetime Achievement Award

Need another reason to attend?  We'll have an interactive photo booth AND a costume contest. Come dressed as your favorite movie or video game character and we'll give the best costume a pretty awesome prize!

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.

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.

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.