High school, collegiate filmmakers to showcase their work
Student filmmakers from Portsmouth High School and Salve Regina will screen their short films during the second annual Aquidneck Island Student Film Festival on Monday, April 29 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and films will begin screening at 7:30 p.m. following a reception.
The juried festival will feature films in two categories: documentary short and narrative short. Student producers will be vying for $250 prizes in each category.
Participating students are representing Salve Regina’s film studies program, the Salve Studios student production club and Portsmouth High School’s Academy for Media Communications and Digital Video Production.
Documentary short entries are:
- “Aruba” by Brianna Roderick
- “ESports” by Tarae Vigeant
- “The Art of the Curveball” by Andrew Preuit
- “The Oliver Hazard Perry: Rhode Island’s Tall Ship” by Bella Hook
- “Facing the Music: A Postmodern Fable” by Charlie Amand
Narrative short entries are:
- “Subject Three” by Bella Hook
- “The Way She Rolls” by Brianna Roderick
- “Belated” by Carlisle Lynch
- “Sicko” by Tarae Vigeant
The festival will also showcase two non-competitive films. This year, Salve Studios produced “Paranonsense,” a suspenseful, comic thriller about supernatural hauntings, and Portsmouth High School produced “The Human Condition,” an imaginary tale about a high school student who spends a day with the famous philosopher Hannah Arendt.
“The Aquidneck Island Student Film Festival is dedicated to supporting the emerging voices in film by providing the young student filmmakers of Rhode Island an opportunity to showcase their work,” said Gary Vaspol, an English teacher and film/digital production coordinator at Portsmouth High School who is also an adjunct professor at Salve Regina.