The Etowah Film Festival was held from May 23 through 26 at the Historic Canton Theatre and on Tuesday the winners were awarded with trophies and a prize for their success.

During the three-day festival, filmmakers from all over Georgia and some international films presented their work to local film lovers. On Tuesday, festival operators Laine Kirby Wood and Brent Lambert-Zaffino celebrated the winners along with benefactor Bill Grant.

Wood and Lambert-Zaffino presented an award to Zak Norton for his documentary “PATH! A Goodbye Letter to America” followed by Grant presenting him with a $500 check for his win.

The trio then awarded Ben Barron and his film “Hunt for the Easter Rabbit” with a trophy and presented him with a $500 scholarship.

Due to the success of the festival, Wood and Lambert-Zaffino have already locked down May 28-31, 2020 for the next festival.

In the meantime, to find out what events are happening at the Canton Theatre, visit

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