Foothills Film Festival to be at Pellissippi State

A regional video production competition based on the model established last year by the East Tennessee Television and Film Commission will give middle and high school teams in Maryville, Alcoa, Loudon County, Anderson County, Greeneville and Rogersville schools an opportunity to compete and showcase their skill and talent. Most school systems will enter at least one middle and one high school team.

A workshop will be held for all participating teams at ProMedia in Louisville, on Feb. 16. Final productions are due March 7, and a red carpet screening event will be held at Pellissippi State’s new video production facility on April 3. “Best of the Fest” will be shown at the Nashville Film Festival later this year.

With funding assistance from the Maryville City Schools Foundation, Maryville High and Middle schools will send multiple teams to the competition. The Broadcast Club at Maryville Middle and media concepts courses offered at Maryville High, give students opportunities to gain knowledge about many aspects of this technical area of work that offers many job opportunities in Tennessee.

The public is invited to attend the Foothills Film Festival on the evening of April 3, at Pellissippi State Technical Community college on Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville. Categories of competition will include both feature and documentary productions, two to five minutes in length, from both middle and high student teams.

For more information contact Maelea Galyon at Maryville High School 865-982-1132.

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