Atlanta Film Students Shine at the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival

By: Vivian Lett Filed under: Film & Production

June 20, 2017

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production

How amazing would it feel to be told your work has been selected out of 6000+ submissions to be featured in a film festival where thousands of people are expected to attend?

For the second year in a row, The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BFA) students had their short films featured in the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival (March 24-April 2). On Thursday, March 30th, Ai Atlanta took over 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and showed these films on the big screen that was open to the public. This red carpeted event included pre- and post- show interviews along with a Q&A session with the student filmmakers to discuss the inspiration around their short film listed below.

  • Blackout (Narrative Short) – A woman awakens in the woods covered in blood with no memory of how she got there.  (Director: Timothy Collins) 11:58
  • Claire (Narrative Short) – Claire continually struggles with her everyday life and finally decides to take action.  (Director: Ariadne Lima-Pereira) 10:31
  • A Style You’ll Love (Fashion Commercial) –  A beautiful young woman finds a style she loves while following a mysterious man through the woods.  (Director: Tordum Bakpo) 1:00
  • The Good Boy (Narrative Short) – A young boy’s questions about his secret friend reveal a terrible secret.  (Director: Jillian Kibler) 10:53
  • Them Changes (Music Video) – A cover version of the song "Them Changes," arranged, mixed, and directed by Audio Production (BA) student Alan T. Melville. Featuring the musical group And Friends, consisting entirely of current and former AiA audio program students.  (Digital Cinematography: Chuck Russell & Marquez McCall) 3:58

Following the student Q&A was special guest Justin Miller—writer, director, and producer of numerous film projects, including the award-winning short film "Restitution." Upon graduating college, Justin’s path led to a career in set design and art direction, working for feature films and television shows including Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Prisoners, 42: The Jackie Robinson Story, Pitch Perfect III, and The Walking Dead.

Great job to Richard King, faculty member for Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, for his leadership and guidance to the students featured in this year’s film festival.

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By: Vivian Lett Filed under: Film & Production

June 20, 2017

film production