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Short films on display this spring


Later this month, the University of North Georgia's Department of Visual Arts will present the 2013 UNG Film Festival, featuring short films made by UNG students and alumni.

All UNG students and graduates are invited to submit short films for the festival. The submissions will be screened on April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Shott auditorium on the Dahlonega campus.

Jo Badgett, a senior in the film concentration who organized the festival as his senior internship, promises a great show. As a senior, Badgett will be showing his capstone film that represents several years of studying film, but others will be making their directorial debut at the festival.

"There might also be some entries from students in the post-production editing class and perhaps some alumni works that are stop-animation pieces," Badgett said. "It's going to be really neat to get to see various levels of progress with students in the program."

After the films have been screened, awards will be given out in various categories by a panel of students and faculty. Those in the audience will also be given an opportunity to vote for their favorite film, and the film that is most popular with the audience will also receive an award.

Any student is welcome to submit a film for the event. Guidelines for submissions require that it is a short film and it must be made by a UNG student or alumni. The deadline for submissions is April 23. For more information and to submit films, contact Jo Badgett by e-mail at or on Facebook.

The Department of Visual Arts offers a bachelor's degree in art with a concentration in film studies. Also, UNG's Department of Communication, Media Studies and Journalism offers associate degrees in all three areas, including film courses.

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