Georgia Film Festival May 18 – 21

Shifting Gears

Photo courtesy of Freestyle Digital Media

This weekend, Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th is the Georgia Film Festival (formally the Skyline International Film Festival), hosted by the University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus in Oakwood, GA. Founded in the Spring of 2015, the Georgia Film Festival seeks to educate, enhance, and support filmmakers, and film students.

The festival features panels and workshops on making music videos, how to use social media to help make your film, careers in TV and Film, stunts and safety, and how to get and use animals in your movies.

The Founders

Photo courtesy of Mighty Fine Films

Opening night film on Friday is The Founders, a documentary about the founding of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (The LPGA). A Q&A will follow the film with director Carrie Schrader and producer Phoebe Brown.

Saturday’s prime film is Shifting Gears; a family man quits his job to go all in a back his son, a dirk track driver. The film was shot locally in Georgia The cast and crew will do a Q&A following the film.

After the screening of Shifting Gears, an after party will be held at the Left Nut Brewery.

Sunday’s lineup includes three series of short films and the closing night film Still, a narrative film about a young woman who gets lost in the Appalachian wilderness and is rescued by an isolated couple who are hiding a deep, dark secret. Still was shot locally in Georgia. There will be a Q&A with producer Gabrielle Pickle.

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