Film Festival Hosts Event for Shorts, Writers

Interested screenwriters can learn about the writing craft Sunday at the Tallahassee Film Festival’s writer’s workshop.

Starting at 4 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium at Florida A&M, professional filmmakers will host this event as part of the Film Festival’s celebration of Black History month. The event will be held by President of Tri-Destined films Gregory Anderson.

Organizers of the workshop will also screen two, recently-released films.

Akil DuPont, a Florida A&M Alumnus, will show his film Underground, a short film about slavery told in song. DuPont is a graduate of FAMU. He attended FAMU Developmental Research School as well. He returns to the Hill to give insight on short films as well as script-writing.

Kenneth Jones, professor in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, will showcase his short film Psychedelic Shack, a comedy about a vengeful monkey. Jones, an alumnus of FAMU as well, earned his undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism.

Both distinguished men will assist interested film-writers, directors and producer to hone their craft. The event will have a segment for questions and answers.

Later that day, there will be movie marathons hosted by FAMU’s office of student activities. The movie marathons will continue throughout the month and highlight different time periods in history. All movies will be introduced and hosted by a filmmaker.

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