GHC sponsors short film contest for high schoolers

As an ongoing partner with the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF), Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently sponsored a short film contest for local high school students. The college recognized Cartersville High School (CHS) student Charles Crum for his directorial skills on the student film “CHS Jumbotron Crew: Behind the Scenes.” 

The behind-the-scenes documentary features the student production crew at CHS and examines their process during football games on Friday nights. 

Known as the RIFF Student Academy Short Films Contest, sponsored by GHC, films were submitted by area high schools from August to November.  

The contest was judged by a panel from the RIFF Board of Directors, and the awards ceremony for the Student Short Films Contest was held on the Saturday of the film festival, Nov. 12, at the Rome City Auditorium. All films were screened at the festival, and the winners were announced. Unfortunately, Crum’s group was not able to attend that night.   

The college leads the Student Film Academy, which is a one-day event open to area high schools to showcase the college’s Film program. GHC is also a participating member of the Georgia Film Academy.  

“GHC is a sponsor of RIFF, and we feel that encouraging student filmmakers and producers also supports our mission of high-quality educational opportunities for all students in our service areas,” Dean of Humanities Jessica Lindberg said.