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Its in the Bag, local films get screened at Sautee Center
White County filmmakers created award-winning 'mockumentary' short in 48 hours
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Filmmakers work on "It's in the Bag," an award-winning short to be featured at the Sautee Center on Local Film Night beginning at 7 p.m. Friday.

Local Movie Night

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Center Theater, Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee

Admission: Free, but donations welcomed

Information: 706-878-3300

Film lovers don't have to venture to the big city to take part in a nationwide film festival.

In fact, you can't get much farther away from Cannes than Sautee Nacoochee.

But the Sautee Nacoochee Center will be host to a screening of "It's In The Bag" Friday night as part of the 48 Hour Film Project held in 90 cities nationwide. More than 70 filmmakers are taking part in the project.

Among them are White County-based Godmother Productions, maker of the award-winning short film, "It's in the Bag."

Participants in the film series drew a film genre from one of 14 options (comedy, drama, musical, etc.) and were given a line of dialogue, a character and a prop that had to be included in each film.

Godmother Productions drew the "mockumentary" category for a satirical documentary. They then had to write, shoot and edit a 7-minute film in just 48 hours.

Their effort, "It's in the Bag" — which made it within the alloted time with 10 minutes to spare — was screened the following weekend and went on to win the Audience Award.

The film is a fun look at the push for sustainable and healthier foods and those who rebel indulging in junk food favorites in secret meetings for fear of public disapproval. It was shot at two locations in White County and features an original musical score by DeDe Vogt.

The screening at SNCA will be followed by a behind-the-scenes short about the making of the film, plus an extended version of "The Sweetwater Coffeehouse Project," another mockumentary made by Godmother's Linda Harding and Vicki McMorrough. Several other local submissions will be screened as well.

Anyone who would like to submit a film for possible screening can contact vicmac19@windstream.net or call 706-865-4857.

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