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Tracy Thompson received the first Georgetown Grant to create "House Cozy."  The Georgetown Grant (G2) was a grant created with some of the profits from the Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival for a Georgetown resident or artist to create art for and in the community.

Tracy Thompson received the first Georgetown Grant to create “House Cozy.” The Georgetown Grant (G2) was a grant created with some of the profits from the
Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival for a Georgetown resident or artist to create art for and in the community.

I was a co-creator of The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival (GS8)  and creator of the Georgetown Grant (G2).  Through GS8 I developed and ran the program until the last festival in 2010.  In this time GS8 assisted in the creation of over 260 locally made super 8 films and, with funds generated from the event, distributed 7 grants from the Georgetown Grant (G2) for artists to make art for and in Georgetown.

Mission The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival (GS8) is a community based event dedicated to the creation and sharing of un-juried, amateur super 8 films, with the goal of promoting individual creativity and community understanding.  GS8 educates participants in super 8 filmmaking and screens community-made films at local venues for the entire community.

History The Georgetown Super 8 Film Festival began in 2006 when local artists asked their neighbors if they would be interested in learning to make super 8 films with the intention of sharing one with their community. The enthusiasm was overwhelming and, in that first year, 33 films were made and screened at the Georgetown Ballroom to an audience of 200.  Each year the number of films completed and audience attendance increases as well as the