Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah and Georgia Film Academy Announce Mentorship Program for SCCPSS students

SAVANNAH, Ga. —Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah, in partnership with Georgia Film Academy at Savannah Technical College, recently selected five students from the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) to participate in the Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah/Georgia Film Academy Mentorship Program. SCCPSS staff and teachers recommended these students based on their award-winning film work. The students are: Daniel Dos Santos, Groves High School; Yan Luis Castillo, Johnson High School; Malik Wood, Savannah Arts Academy; Ian Breen, Savannah Arts Academy; and Wyatt Oswald, Garrison School of Performing Arts.

The Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah/Georgia Film Academy Mentorship Program pairs five public school students from SCCPSS with a current Georgia Film Academy student for a three-month mentorship program. The program is set to begin in the spring of 2019. The Georgia Film Academy program at Savannah Technical College is the perfect pathway for students to develop careers in the film industry. Through the Mentorship Program, students will learn the terms, etiquette, departments and protocol of working on set or in a production office, and participate in classroom sessions and hands-on activities.

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah will host the students for a special luncheon with visiting filmmakers during its annual film festival in January. The lunch will be held at The Olde Pink House on Friday, January 25th, and will be attended by directors V. Scott Balcerek and Max Lowe, photographer Cira Crowell and the subject of the film, Mothered by Mountains, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita.

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is scheduled for January 23-26, 2018, and will screen over 30 films at Trustees Theater throughout the four-day festival.

About the Georgia Film Academy
The Georgia Film Academy is a collaborative effort of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries. The academy certifies workforce ready employees in needed areas, connect students and prospective employees with employers, and offer a unique capstone experience for top students that will provide them a path to employment in Georgia. Special partnerships include Pinewood Studios located in Fayetteville, Georgia.


#1923 | December 17, 2018
Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah Media contact:
Leslie Carey, Director

Georgia Film Academy/Savannah Technical College Media Contact: Amy Shaffer
912.443.5512 or

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (