AFTRS Film Success

Mar 17 2016

Fantastic news just in from the US, with AFTRS student film Deszcz written/directed Malina Mackiewicz’s (2014) being accepted from amongst almost 5,000 entries into the Nashville Film Festival.

Nashville is rated a stepping-stone to qualification for the Academy Awards and has been voted as one of
“25 film festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine.  

Deszcz has its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival last year followed by the Chicago International Film Festival soon after, which is also an Academy Award qualifying festival. Deszcz is a death row love story underpinned by the tension of the lead characters not knowing when the execution will take place.

This is the third year in a row that an AFTRS student film has been selected for Nashville. In 2015 George-Alex Nagle’s 2013 student film Embrace was selected and in 2014 Brendon McDonall’s 2012 student film All God Creatures.

The festival runs April 14-23.


Image attribution: Production still from Deszcz (Rain)

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