The Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents “Above the Line,” a screening of the best productions from 2012-13, on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Belcourt Theatre. Admission is free.
The showcase, named for the film industry budget term that covers a production’s major creative talent, will offer a lineup of short narratives and music videos selected by the Film School faculty from all completed films in each of the four production classes from Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
The Belcourt is located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village.
“Above the Line” selections
HUMAN ANIMAL KINGDOM (narrative) — Lisa Dowdy, Film 1
WAITING ROOM (narrative) — Jaret Sears, Film 4
SPRINGTIME (narrative) — Joe Hemphill, Film 1
LIFE WAS FULL OF LIGHT (music video) — Jake Hernandez, Film 4
PAUL AND CLARE (narrative) — Austin Boylen, Film 2
I KNOW YOU (narrative) — Calen Smith, Film 2
MOSTLY CLOUDY (narrative) — Noel Costill, Film 3
KIDNAPPING OF PUKIE SMITH (narrative) — Donnie Bittinger, Film 3
END OF DESIRE (narrative) — Ben Neal, Film 1
TRAIN LONG AND WINDING (music video) — Austin Boylen, Film 3
ADULT LIFE (TV pilot) — Ryne Driscoll, Film 3
REGRETS OF A LACTOSE INTOLERANT (narrative) — Zack Carter, Film 1
About the Program
The Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is distinguished by a film curriculum which explores the artistic, technical and business aspects of independent filmmaking. With a focus on dramatic narrative film, the Film School helps students find their personal voice and style in order to incorporate these elements into their narrative work. All film students take film courses their first year of study and begin production within their second year, depending on their program of study. Production courses are small, allowing for faculty mentoring and advising and close collaboration with colleagues.
The Film School offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) in Film with concentration in Producing, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography and Editing. In addition to the film curriculum, students are required to complete a Visual Arts Core of studies and a General Education Core, designed to create a program for a well-rounded filmmaker and visual artist.