DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenwriting Competition

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Behind the Curtain: Meet the Bloggers!

Shilah Alibakhshi
What has your role been in the Festival?
I shared the role as Blogger with Hadley, I watched many of the films and wrote reviews, interviewed the filmmakers and wrote articles about the festival.
Why did you decide to intern with DC Shorts?
I love films and I wanted to gain some insight into the entire aspect of there creation.
Did you watch any of the films; if so, what was/were your favorite(s)?
I did enjoy Harry Grows Up and Applications. To me it all comes down to storytelling and whether or not a film can bring something unique to me as a viewer.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Rockville, MD but I was born in Tennessee.
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I studied English at the University of Maryland.
What is your favorite movie?
 Hmm… I couldn’t possibly choose between the many that I obsess over and the fact that there are so many I haven’t seen. I would have to say the Evil Dead Trilogy holds a firm spot in my heart. Oldboy is another film that is utterly fantastic. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is also at the top of my list. The french film Love Me If You Dare is another one I adore. I don’t have a favorite genre or category, that’s too restrictive. If it’s a good film, it should be respected regardless.
Do you have a favorite actor, actress, director and/or writer?
Actors I absolutely love are Daniel Day-Lewis, Harvey Keitel, Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, and Juliette Lewis. My favorite renaissance man would have to be Charlie Chaplin, his charm and talent are untouchable. There are elements from Tarantino and Scorsese films that I admire.

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