Ai Washington Students Showcase Shorts at Washington West Film Festival
Filed under: Film & Production
November 13, 2017
The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, were featured in a student showcase at The Washington West Film Festival. Presented by Boeing, the festival included Ai Washington films for the first-time.
The following films were shown:
Bar Quixote | 12 minutes
A timid, young man named Donnie reads alone at a crowded bar where he is approached by a beautiful woman. Feeling that Donnie has blown a golden opportunity, Alfonso the bartender offers Donnie a drink to provide him with courage. But this is no ordinary drink—Donnie wakes up to find himself in a parallel world where his adventure to win the favor of the enchanting princess has just begun.
Autumn’s Room | 12 minutes
Ben has been in a relationship with his roommate-turned-lover, Cara, for the last two months. Things were going great between them until Ben’s childhood sweetheart falls seriously ill. Finding himself in an impossible situation, Ben attempts to find his emotional footing whilst it slips increasingly away from him. As Autumn’s condition worsens, the love triangle is strained to the breaking point.
Badass Bronson | 10 minutes
A military Soldier is forced to deal with the repercussions of a bad decision she made as a teenager. After being discharged from the army, she arrives home to deal with her past.
Missed Conversation | 23 minutes
Corey is a young man who made a terrible mistake and now must find peace by helping someone not repeat the same mistake he made. Missed Conversation is a story of addiction, lost loved ones, missed opportunities, and second chances. A short film that looks at addicts and their motivations.
The student showcase was held at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse and ran for a total of 57 minutes. It was concluded with a Q&A session from the young, budding filmmakers. The festival was open to the public.
The festival attracted arts and entertainment notables from around the world, like music mogul Clive Davis. His film screened at Washington West entitled Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, which profiles the five-decade career of a legendary music producer.
Washington West Film Festival has built a national and international reputation among film festivals, based not only on its impressive list of films and accompanying special events, but also for its unyielding premise that a “Story Can Change the World.” As in years past, Washington West will donate 100% of its net box-office proceeds to charitable projects and causes that it believes is making a difference. This extends the festival’s reach to use the power of story to effect positive change around the world.