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Made in East Tennessee Film Festival

Contributed • Mar 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Ten short films created by students from East Tennessee State University will be presented Tuesday, March 26, in the seventh “Made in East Tennessee” film festival at the Real to Reel Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

These works were produced by students in the Radio, Television and Film program in ETSU’s Department of Media and Communication.

“We are thrilled to present original films by our students for the seventh time,” said Shara Lange, who oversees the university’s RTVF program.

Work will include films from narrative, documentary and capstone classes in the RTVF program. Student filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

Among the films to be shown are “Slip” by Briar Worley, of Sardis, in which a girl gets lost among the frames of three TV sets; “Rudy’s Watches,” in which filmmaker Jordan Clark, of Johnson City, tells the story of his grandfather’s life using his watches; and “Video Paradiso,” in which filmmaker Jared Smith, of Jonesborough, seeks healing and inspiration from the images of his childhood.

Also included is a music video by Evan Cole Barnes of Wesley Chapel, Florida, featuring 2018 “American Idol” contestant Brielle Rathbun, who grew up in Johnson City, and Colin Jeffress of Johnson City.

Money raised from the event will support the Tom Headley Student Production Award, which recognizes outstanding film projects. Headley is the founder and a longtime supporter of ETSU’s broadcasting program. He retired in 2010.

In addition to this year’s Headley Award of $500, other awards to be presented at the event include the Storytelling Award sponsored by Mancuso Entertainment, which includes $100 and Johnson City Film Festival acceptance; the Audience Award sponsored by Spark Plaza and Digital Fridge and voted on by festival audience members; the $300 Award for Technical Excellence sponsored by Express Audio Visual; the Best in Show Award, sponsored by PUSH! Film Festival, which includes PUSH! festival acceptance; the Art of Storytelling Award, sponsored by the International Storytelling Center, which includes two one-day passes to the International Storytelling Festival; and six $200 ActionVFX Store Credit awards, sponsored by ActionVFX.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be bought at the Real to Reel box office.

Real to Reel is located at 130 W. Springbrook Drive. For more information, contact Lange at langes@etsu.edu or 423-439-7572.

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