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Calendar Pick: Backlight Student Film Festival

Founded in 2021, the nonprofit Backlight Student Film Festival seeks to foster creativity and innovation within the Georgia film community by promoting the work of aspiring student filmmakers and hosting opportunities for professional development. In addition to screenings of short- and mid-length films by this year’s finalists, the two-day festival will offer a panel discussion on filmmaking in Georgia, an industry mixer, a red carpet event with cast and crew, and an awards ceremony. With an average acceptance rate of only 8%, the competitive festival accepts submissions from both undergraduate and graduate students from across the state. This year’s festival is supported by Assembly Studios, Trilith Institute, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Georgia Film Office, Athens Film Office, Project Casting and Epting Events.

WHO: Backlight Student Film Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Apr. 20, 6–9:30 p.m. & Sunday, Apr. 12, 12–4 p.m.
WHERE: UGA Tate Student Center