The Backlot Has Summer Short Film Screenings July 21

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Backlot: A Place for Filmmakers will host a summer short film screenings on Monday, July 21, form 6:30- 9:30 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road. 

The Backlot is an open house for all film groups and anyone interested in any aspect of film and video. Their goal is to provide space for groups and individuals who desire to meet and network with each other as well as have their own group’s meetings, casting calls, script readings, screenings and more.  Many times guest speakers involved in one aspect or another of industry join for presentations as well.

This month there will be screenings of locally produced short films from some of the filmmakers in the Chattanooga area. 

Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish, non-alcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share.

For any additional details email or call 855-9474.

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