This past Thursday, Savannah State University’s Journalism and Mass Communications department held it’s 2nd Film Gathering in preparation for the 2nd Annual SSU Indie Film Festival. The Film Fest will take place over a two-day period, beginning April 13th through April 14th. Students, faculty, and staff came together to present trailers of their previous work and even productions that are currently being put together.
The categories for film submissions are: Music Video, Horror/Sci-fi, Comedy, Documentary and Drama. The submission period is now open and will be until March 4, 2016.
Professor Tracy Haynes and Online Content Manager for SSU’s newspaper Tiger’s Roar, Kareem McMichael, were the hosts of this excellent event.
“I’m very pleased with the turnout of The Gathering,” McMichael says. “This event is just one of the few great ways for students to network and meet other students to work with. The most exciting part of it all is when April rolls around and we’ll get to see the student’s completed projects and recognize those that have done a great job.”
“The event was a big hit. We had about two-dozen filmmakers, including producers, scriptwriters, actors and actresses. It was great,” Tracy Haynes remarks. “It’s growing, and students are getting the opportunity to learn how to operate cameras and how to actually produce films. I cannot wait until the Film Fest, just to show everyone what we’re doing here at SSU and how we’re growing.”
Savannah State University is one of two schools in the state of Georgia with an ACEJMC accredited Journalism and Mass Communications department and the only HBCU in the state of Georgia with an ACEJMC accredited Journalism and Mass Communications department.