When Melissa Simpson was a student majoring in film and digital media at the University of North Georgia (UNG), she attended several film festivals. Simpson also worked at a few, including the Atlanta Film Festival, the Rome Film Festival and UNG’s own Skyline Film Festival.
Earlier this year, Simpson got an unexpected offer. She was asked to judge the short film category for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
“I immediately said ‘yes,'” said Simpson, a 2017 alumna who works as director of programming for Terminus Conference and Festival in Atlanta. “I thought it was incredible opportunity.”