Georgia filmmakers show off their talents at annual student-run festival

Hosted by UNG’s Department of Communications, Media, and Journalism (CMJ), the Georgia Film Festival was held Sept. 20-21 in the Continuing Education and Performing Arts building on UNG’s Gainesville Campus.

More than 60 films from independent filmmakers and college students were accepted into the festival. All of them were from Georgia and its surrounding states.

“We are celebrating the many different kinds of movies made throughout Georgia and the Southeast, and we are promoting diverse voices in the Georgia filming community. We want to promote homegrown talent,” said Dr. Jeff Marker, professor and head of the CMJ department.

Two students with a soundboard
Hosting the Georgia Film Festival on the Gainesville Campus provided students with opportunities for networking and hands-on experience.