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The 6th SSU Indie Film Festival returns May 6-7 for the Digital Festival

Due to Covid-19 The Savannah State University Indie Film Fest will hold its 6th annual film festival digitally on May 6 and 7  via SSU Indie Film Festival Facebook page and from its  Youtube Channel. A live festival will be scheduled at a later date for the fall.

Viewers can follow the SSU Indie Film Festival Facebook page at and the YouTube page at The livestream will start on both pages on May 6 and 7th at 7 p.m.  The awards ceremony will take place following the screenings on Thursday. Each category will honor its winner in drama, documentary, comedy, horror, sci-fi, and music video.

During the festival viewers will see a trailer for the documentary film ‘SEED’, produced Emmy-award winning filmmaker Malena Cunningham Anderson. The film is about one man’s journey to grow food and community through urban farming.

“We are very excited to bring this documentary here to Savannah. With there being a focus right here at home on urban gardening and how they can bring communities together, this subject is very timely,” said Kareem McMichael, co-director of the SSU Indie Film Festival.

The full documentary will be screened at the live festival in the fall, followed by a panel discussion with Anderson, Director of Photography and Editor Mario Eugene Page, and Composer and Music Director Robbie Cunningham.

There will be a film workshop titled “Getting to the End: Tips and Tricks to Making a Fantastic Film Project Without Pulling Out Your Hair,” on Thursday, April 23 at 1 p.m. EST. Find out more information about that workshop here​.

SSU Indie Film Fest’s goal, according to co-founder SSU instructor Tracey Haynes, “is to create a platform for artists to showcase their talents.” As noted on the website, many filmmakers have received notoriety that started at independent film festivals like Spike Lee, Lars Von Trier, Ryan Coogler, and Jane Campion to name a few.

We are also looking for sponsors to help continue this event and to bring more programing and resourcing to out students. You can find more information here and contact Kareem McMichael at

Savannah State University department of Journalism and Mass Communication has a concentration program in journalism, public relations & strategic communication, or multimedia & digital communication leading to baccalaureate degree (B.A.). It is one of two Universities in the state of Georgia with a journalism program accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

Established in 1890, Savannah State University is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s 4,100 students select majors from 30 undergraduate and six graduate programs in four colleges ‐ Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology, and Education.


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