College students from DeKalb Faculty of the Arts and Lakeside Excessive Faculty Carry Residence Awards at First Annual “DeKalb Scholar Movie Pageant”


DeKalb Leisure Fee Partnered with DeKalb County Faculty District to Showcase Finest Scholar Productions

Hyperlink to Video/Images from the Pageant: https://bit.ly/2TglT1z

DECATUR, GA — The Academy Awards have been Sunday, however these native college students have been the main target of paparazzi on the pink carpet final week. College students from two DeKalb colleges have been the large winners on the first “DeKalb Scholar Movie Pageant” on Thursday, February 21, bringing house awards within the ““Better of Present” and “Viewers Alternative” classes.  The DeKalb Faculty of the Arts was named the “Total Winner” for his or her movie, “Locked Out.” The DeKalb Leisure Fee (DEC) partnered with the DeKalb County Faculty District for this first-ever movie competition highlighting scholar productions.

College students competed in three classes of movies, newbie, intermediate, superior. Movie business judges served on a panel evaluating the submissions and wards have been distributed in every class for “Better of Present,” “Viewers Alternative” and one last “Total Winner.”

Better of Present:

  • Newbie — DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, “Invisible”
  • Intermediate — DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, “Blind Spot”
  • Superior — DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, “Locked Out”

Viewers Alternative:

  • Newbie — Lakeside Excessive Faculty, “Joust”
  • Intermediate — Lakeside Excessive Faculty, “Sciophobia”
  • Superior — DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, “Locked Out”

Total Winner / Better of Present:

  • DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, “Locked Out”

A complete of 33  movies have been submitted from 13 excessive colleges and one center faculty as a part of DeKalb County Faculty District’s AV and Movie Program. Taking part Excessive Colleges: Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Columbia, DeKalb Excessive Faculty of Know-how South, DeKalb Faculty of the Arts, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Miller Grove, McNair, Southwest DeKalb, Stephenson, Towers and Tucker. Taking part Center Faculty: Tucker Center.

“Because the movie business continues to develop in Georgia, it is necessary for us to coach the subsequent era of filmmakers,” mentioned Shelbia Jackson, Director, DeKalb Leisure Fee. “DeKalb County, by the DeKalb Leisure Fee, has made it a precedence to supply glorious audio visible applications to our center and highschool college students.”

“That is one other implausible instance of DeKalb County Faculty District staying consistent with fruitful, progressive industries within the metro Atlanta space,” mentioned DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Inexperienced. “The tv and movie industries have confirmed, lately, that they’re right here to remain. As a faculty district promising the most effective alternatives for our college students, we’re poised to supply programs in manufacturing and foster our college students’ inventive expertise. This was really an important alternative to witness our college students hovering to new heights.”

The judges for the competition included: Mark Ashworth, actor; Matthew Cornwell and Eric Goins, ReImagine/ATL; Jessica Fox-Thigpen, Fox Casting; Bobby Huntley, director; Jason MacDonald, Drama Inc. performing studio; Justin O’Neal Miller, Alchemy Set, manufacturing firm; Angela Ray, actress; Barry Stoltze, actor; Scott Thigpen and Maggie Mock, Loopy Legs Productions.

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