South Georgia Film Festival is currently accepting submissions to showcase local and non-local film makers.
Jason Brown, a Valdosta State University assistant professor, said he is working toward having a “right and proper” film festival in town. Previously, VSU has done smaller 48-hour film festival events, where films are made in 48 hours and then shown. Brown said he wanted to do something bigger.
SGFF is accepting 15-minute films, where everything is less than 15 minutes and there are three categories to enter – high school, college and other. The films will be screened at the student union theatre with panels and discussions, as well.
The festival will be held March 2, 3 and 4 in 2018. According to a press release, the event will feature visiting filmmakers and speakers, including Valdosta State graduate Brantly Jackson Watts and her film “Birthday Cake,” which has been invited to prestigious festivals across the country.
“Last year, we received entries from students at VSU, Wiregrass and (Savannah College of Art & Design) as well as Los Angeles, Germany and Iran,” Brown said. “Film is both a creative medium and a thriving industry that we need to nurture here in South Georgia.”
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