Ciné to Host Film Festival Showcasing UGA Students’ Short Films

ATHENS (Ga.), March 18, 2021 – Ciné is planning to showcase the short films of students at the University of Georgia in their first annual “Dawgs Film Festival.” The event is set to occur the weekend of May 14, 2022 – right after finals take place. This makes it a great way for students to end the semester and relax.  

By hosting this event, Ciné further commits to their company values of celebrating the complex and diverse community of Athens. Featuring only student-led short films gives each of the aspiring filmmakers a way to spread their creativity, visions and voice among the Athens community.  

“Movie fanatics that come to us want to gather and enjoy the great, inspiring cinema of our loving community with popcorn in one hand and a good drink in the other,” said Pamela Kohn. “That’s why hosting these kinds of events in partnership with our bright and imaginative students at UGA is so important to us.”  

The executive director at Ciné, Pamela Kohn, has extensive career experience with film festivals. She was the co-founder, festival director and producer of Robert Osborne’s Classic Film Festival. Kohn also worked as a director of development and fundraiser for UGA for over 10 years. 

Ciné has been a staple in the culture of downtown Athens and in the lives of university students for years. The upcoming short film festival acts as an exciting way for these filmmakers to dive deeper into their careers. Other students will have the chance to unwind and enjoy the entertainment created by their peers after the stress of finals has subsided. 

For more information on Ciné’s student film festival, please visit 

About Ciné 

Ciné is the only independently operated, nonprofit art house theatre in downtown Athens, Georgia. Equipped with two cinemas, a full bar and an event space, Ciné shows new release feature films as well as indie films. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Ciné seeks to enrich, inspire and educate the local community through film and the arts. For more information, visit and follow @cineathens on Instagram. 


Writer’s Note: I wrote this press release for my final project for ADPR 5920: Public Relations Communication. For this project, I partnered with Ciné, a local business in Athens, Georgia. This press release is a fabricated event that was created for the purpose of the project.