Dalton State to Host Short Film Festival


Dalton State is hosting an inaugural short film festival, showcasing student work and presentations by industry professionals.

The Dalton State Short Film Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 from 6 – 9 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium. The festival is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

“We invite everyone to come support our students,” said Dr. Barbara Tucker, chair of the Department of Communication who is organizing the event. “Georgia is a world leader in films and TV production right now, and it has brought a lot of economic development to the state and our area. Our students submitted eight, very creative short films we are excited to screen for the public.”

The event will begin with a presentation by Christian Eaves, a Chattanooga based filmmaker, editor and photographer. There will also be a presentation by Jeanette Martinez, a Dalton State communication with a film concentration graduate, who is pursuing a master’s degree in screenwriting. She has worked on major motion picture sets, including Respect with Jennifer Hudson.  

The winning student films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with film creators led by Ryan Reece, a part-time instructor in English.

Films are rated G, PG or PG-13.