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Student talent to be presented
by Neill Calabro
Apr 25, 2013 | 1495 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
JOCO Film Festival
JOCO Film Festival
For the annual Jones County Film Fest (JOCO Fest), students K-12 had from November to the first of March to write their script, find and create props and locations, rehearse their scenes, put it all on camera, gather music and formulate credits and other written on-screen materials, and then bring the greatest imagination to the editing room, where the last culmination of creation has to be at its pinnacle - finalizing a 3-minute or less project that will go into the hands of eight judges.

The theme this year was pretty odd. And no, it’s not that the theme itself was odd, but the theme for script reference was “Pretty Odd.”

Kip Welch, chairman of the JOCO Film Fest, believes “there is some great talent here in Jones County.” And on May 4 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Jones County High School, the “Hollywood” red carpet will be literally rolled out, and folks in their suits and gowns will come to celebrate the nominees and winners of this 6th annual school contest. And the public is invited, free to attend.

Twenty-five films from five schools, including Turner Woods Elementary, Wells Elementary, Clifton Ridge Middle School, Jones County High, and the Ninth Grade Campus, will be involved this year. A truly unique festival and opportunity for Jones County students, Welch, now in his fourth year with the fest, knows of no other school system, on such a grand scale, that can boast of promoting a student’s artistic flare within the dramatic on-camera arts.

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