Press Release / Oct. 27, 2016

David Harbour to be honored at 2016 Savannah Film Festival

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce that actor David Harbour will be honored with the Virtuoso Award at the 2016 Savannah Film Festival. The award will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the SCAD Museum of Art at 2 p.m. The presentation will be immediately followed by an in-depth Master Class conducted by Harbour on acting for film, theater and television. The event is free and open to the public.

David Harbour has gained a reputation of consistently delivering compelling performances on film, television and stage. He can currently be seen in Netflix's "Stranger Things." His film credits include "Suicide Squad," "Black Mass," "The Equalizer," "A Walk Among Tombstones," "Parkland," "End of Watch," "Revolutionary Road," "Brokeback Mountain," "The Green Hornet" and "Quantum of Solace." His other TV credits include "Manhattan," "The Newsroom," "State of Affairs," "Rake," and "Pan Am." Harbour is a Tony nominee for the revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” His other theatre credits include "Fifth of July," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "The Merchant of Venice," Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love," and "The Coast of Utopia."

About the Savannah Film Festival

The festival, and the competition, provides students with opportunities as unique as the movies on the screen. It's a chance for SCAD students to exclusively connect with leaders from the entertainment industry through master classes, coffee talks, lectures and panel discussions and a chance for Savannah, a premier film hub, to promote quality movies produced by independent and studio filmmakers.

Tickets and passes are available for purchase online at, by telephone at 912.525.5050, or in person at the Trustees Theater, located at 216 E. Broughton St., Savannah. Visit the Savannah Film Festival schedule for a complete list of films and screening locations or follow the festival on Facebook and on Twitter @savfilmfest and use the hashtag #SAVFF.

About SCAD

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 42 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners.

In 2015, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top four universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2015 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.

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