The number of film festivals has exploded in the past 10 years. More than 2,000 are staged around the world, dedicated to women directors, Japanese film, hip-hop and countless other themes. As testament to that intense festival growth, this year the 46-year-old Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) received 10,000 entries. Following a hybrid model, this year’s Atlanta Film Festival will return to indoor screenings at the Plaza Theatre and Dad’s Garage, and also feature special outdoor screenings at the Carter Center and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Viewers can choose to see films virtually or in-person, or a combination of both. Felicia Feaster will bring us her conversation with the directors of one of the fest’s films, “Refuge,” which is set in Clarkston. Find it at ajc.com/podcasts and at the Apple Podcast store.