The Covey Film Festival is not just an opportunity to sit down and eat popcorn while watching the big screen. It acknowledges that film is now recognized as a major cultural visual art form in the same league as dance, theatre, and fine art. Thomasville is unique in the film industry due to its involvement in film production as well as the number of people with ties to the area currently active in the film world. The Festival itself is a vehicle to entertain, educate and engage audiences through the screening of over twenty acclaimed films—in addition to special events and pop-ups—during the months of September and October.
The Festival is also the signature fundraising event for the Thomasville Community Resource Center which for twenty years has provided services to children, their families, and the community. All net proceeds return to TCRC for services (like the STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts, math—program) for 500 children and their parents in ten sites in Thomas, Mitchell, and Grady Counties.