Feb. 21: Students Walk the Red Carpet at First Annual “DeKalb Student Film Festival”

DeKalb Entertainment Commission Partners with DeKalb County School District to Showcase Best Student Productions

WHAT: Local students on the red carpet will be the focus of paparazzi as the DeKalb Entertainment Commission (DEC) partners with the DeKalb County School District for the first annual “DeKalb Student Film Festival.”

Students will compete in three categories of films, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Judges (to be announced soon) from the film industry will serve on a panel evaluating the films. Awards will be distributed in each category for “Best of Show,” “Audience Choice,” and one final “Overall Winner.”

WHO: A total of 14 high schools and one middle school (list below) from the DeKalb County School District’s AV and Film Programs will participate in the film festival.

WHEN:Thursday, February 21, 2019

5:30 p.m. — Red Carpet arrivals (including photo booths, popcorn machines, movie posters and more)

6–8 p.m. — Festival program

WHERE: DeKalb County School District Office, 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA  30083

COST: Free

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About the DeKalb Entertainment Commission

The DeKalb Entertainment Commission offers businesses in Georgia’s fast-growing entertainment industry access to a collaborative, supportive infrastructure which stimulates the growth and success of creative ventures in film, television, music and digital entertainment.

The Commission is the primary driving force attracting and expanding businesses supporting the film, television, music and digital entertainment industry in DeKalb County. To help DeKalb businesses thrive, it is building a supportive, collaborative infrastructure.

DeKalb County is home to 13 cities and 20 unincorporated communities the Commission works with to advance, strengthen and support their participation in the entertainment industry.

About the DeKalb County School District

The DeKalb County School District utilizes Deep Teaching and Learning to prepare its nearly 100,000 students for college and careers. Deep Teaching and Learning engages students to think critically, solve problems, communicate, and collaborate effectively to be successful in college, career and life. To learn more, visit  dekalbschoolsga.org.

Participating Schools:

  • Arabia Mountain
  • Chamblee
  • Columbia
  • DeKalb High School of Technology South
  • DeKalb School of the Arts
  • Dunwoody
  • Lakeside
  • Miller Grove
  • MLK
  • McNair
  • Southwest DeKalb
  • Stephenson
  • Towers
  • Tucker High
  • Tucker Middle

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