The 2nd Annual Ogeechee International History Film Festival Reaches New Heights
Is there anything better than a day at the movies? How about 3 days? On February 22-24, Statesboro celebrated the tradition of movie-going with the 2nd Annual Ogeechee International History Film Festival. The festival showed 29 films from countries around the world including Russia, Israel, Denmark, and Italy. Filmmakers traveled here from all over the country to attend the festival. Film topics included World War II, African American poets, moonshine, ancient Indian ruins, exotic spies, and so much more. Over 250 people attended the 3-day festival. Highlights included Juan Francisco Urristi’s In Exile: a Family Film and Lance Warren and Hannah Brown Ayers’ An Outrage.
Best Feature Film- Operation Wedding
Best Short Film- Holt Collier
Best College Student Film- Pensacola Punks
Best High School Narrative Film- Solitude
Best High School Historical Film- Operation Kama
This Event was sponsored by Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Georgia Southern University History Department, Georgia Southern University Political Science and International Studies Department, Georgia Southern University Communication Arts Department, Georgia Southern University Foreign Language Department, Georgia Southern University Film Club, Georgia Southern University History Club, Georgia Southern University CLEC, Shane’s Rib Shack, The Clubhouse, FilmFreeway, and Georgia Council for the Arts.