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2023 Ogeechee International History Film Festival

Faculty & students from the Department of History helped make the 2023 Ogeechee International History Film Festival a success. The OIHFF wrapped up with a schedule of showings on Friday, Feb. 24 by announcing its winning entries. Black Moses (U.S.)was selected as the best student film while The Kingdom of the Sacrificed Children (France) took Best Short Film honors. The Best Feature Film award was given to The Voyage (Israel).

Festival Director and Dr. Michael van Wagenen played a leading role in bringing the festival together, and he was assisted by undergraduate student Syd Rigdon, who acted as the 2023 festival coordinator. Undergraduate students Jahnyiah Davis, Bradley Stoker, Mady Bullard, and Ainsley Spreyberry served as student volunteers. Professors Drew Swanson, Julie de Chantal, Brian K. Feltman, and Jared Wood (Dept. of Anthropology) provided introductions for the film sessions.

The OIHFF is the longest-running film festival of its kind in the world. If you missed this year’s festival, be sure to check out the 2024 sessions.


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