DeKalb Student Film Festival Results
By Oz Online | Published on February 27, 2019

Two schools swept the first DeKalb Student Film Festival awards

Together the DeKalb Entertainment Commission and the DeKalb school district created the first annual film festival for students to showcase their work and talent. The event took place on February 21st, allowing the students to enjoy the spotlight and red carpet treatment. Two schools out of 14 took home all the awards, the DeKalb School of the Arts and Lakeside High School. The event considered films in the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and accepted 33 total submissions. The film festival accepted productions from 13 high schools and one middle school which included Arabia Mountain, Chamblee, Columbia, DeKalb High School of Technology South, DeKalb School of the Arts, Dunwoody, Lakeside, Miller Grove, McNair, Southwest DeKalb, Stephenson, Towers and Tucker High and Middle. Judges for the event were chosen due to their involvement in the local film industry such as people from Re:imagine/ATL, Crazy Legs Production, and actors.

“This is another fantastic example of DeKalb County School District staying in step with fruitful, innovative industries in the metro Atlanta area,” said DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green. “The television and film industries have proven, in recent years, that they are here to stay. As a school district promising the best opportunities for our students, we are poised to offer courses in production and foster our students’ artistic talent. This was truly a great opportunity to witness our students soaring to new heights.”

Best of Show:

  • Beginner — DeKalb School of the Arts, “Invisible”

  • Intermediate — DeKalb School of the Arts, “Blind Spot”

  • Advanced — DeKalb School of the Arts, “Locked Out”

Audience Choice:

  • Beginner — Lakeside High School, “Joust”

  • Intermediate — Lakeside High School, “Sciophobia”

  • Advanced — DeKalb School of the Arts, “Locked Out”

Overall Winner / Best of Show:

  • DeKalb School of the Arts, “Locked Out”

Videos from the Festival can be found here


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