Jonesborough Student Film Festival Brings Mysteries and Stories to Life

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JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Tennessee will host the fourth annual Jonesborough Student Film Festival 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the McKinney Center. The event is free and open to the public.

In addition to the student-created short films in the “Let’s Make a TV Show” class, this year’s festival will also feature local history-based mysteries and documentaries, which resulted from the “History Mystery Summer Film Camp”, a class created through Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts and in collaboration with the Heritage Alliance. These features are all student written, directed, and edited.

The festival brings together short films made over the past year at the new studio in the Gillespie Building. Film classes held there taught students to write a story, develop a script treatment, create a storyboard, film, and edit, including using green-screen (chroma key) technology in the studio. Students also incorporated live “location” shots for their films.

These young film makers will be given movie-star treatment. They’ll be picked up in a limousine to arrive for their red-carpet debut and photo-op before the films are presented.

For additional information, contact Jules Corriere at julesc@jonesboroughtn.org or 423-794-6320