Serenbe Film is dedicated to sharing the power of Film to connect and inspire. We host special screenings, monthly movie favorites, outdoor films, filmmaker retreats and discussions, community events, and one-of-a kind films.

Our goal is to offer a unique film experience - something you can’t get at a standard Multiplex. We seek to connect the larger community and inspire people. Whether it’s raising social and environmental consciousness, enhancing a film’s story with food and/or music, offering behind-the-scenes insight with creators and producers, or showcasing content you couldn’t see anywhere else – we provide a unique film experience for movie lovers of all walks and interests.

Originally founded by local filmmakers Robyn & J. Michael Hicks, Serenbe Film subsequently welcomed Julie Klappas and her husband John Jamilkowski to leadership in 2013. Since December 2016, Serenbe Film has been lead by Executive Artistic Director, Greg "Suds" Sudmeier, and a high-caliber volunteer board who are excited about growing this unit of the larger Serenbe Institute in new and meaningful ways.

We are established under the umbrella of The Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture & the Environment, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Executive Artistic Director: Greg Sudmeier


Board Members: Tena Clark, Peter Clemens, George Danusis, Lee Foster, Jason Simmonds, Leah Sitkoff, Gail Smerigan

Advisory Board Member: Ray McPhee



Serenbe is a 1,000-acre natural community located 30 minutes south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Serenbe is recognized as a national model for the future of balanced development, focusing on land preservation, organic agriculture, energy efficiency, walkability, arts, culture and community living. 

In addition to a thriving organic farm, Serenbe features homes, shops, galleries, Bosch educational center, 20-room inn with conference facilities and three popular restaurants. Serenbe is also a cultural and educational venue for residents, neighbors and visitors, providing events throughout the year, including a summer playhouse, visiting artists program, musical events, summer camp for children, farm tours, holiday celebrations, environmental conferences and lectures by local historians.  The New York Times dubbed Serenbe the “Sonoma for the New South.”