The 2020 Cherokee Film Summit draws a crowd

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The 2020 Cherokee Film Summit drew a crowd Thursday to connect people in the county’s growing film industry at the Yanmar Evo Center.

The summit, hosted by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, had about 350 attendees and offered workshops from various film professionals and opportunities for networking. The theme of the event was “Bringing Your Story into Focus.”

The day started with a student film summit for high-schoolers in Cherokee County School District. Audio visual technology and film career pathway students learned about things like acting, interviewing and screenwriting from industry professionals. 121 students and educators from each of the district high schools attended.

During the “Every Second Counts” breakout session, students collaborated within groups from multiple schools to produce a short, five second movie to showcase among their peers.

Representatives from the University of Georgia, Berry College, Chattahoochee Technical College, the Georgia Film Academy, and Reinhardt University were also at the student summit to provide guidance on pursuing a career in communications, film, and multimedia. See more here.

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