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Malcolm Washington is the 2017 ATLFF Filmmaker-to-Watch


The Atlanta Film Festival established the Filmmaker-to-Watch Award in 2014 to give our Kickstarter Backers Jury—a segment of contributors to our annual Kickstarter campaigns—the opportunity to spotlight a filmmaker from whom they’re excited to see more.

This year, Malcolm Washington has been awarded the honor for his film “Benny Got Shot.”

“We were thrilled to see how much ‘Benny Got Shot’ resonated with our Backers Jury this year,” said ATLFF Film Programming Director Alyssa Armand. “With this film, Malcolm has established himself as a remarkable new talent who has what we’re sure will be a long career ahead of him. We truly can’t wait to see what he makes next.”


“Benny Got Shot” screens as part of the TIES THAT BIND block on Friday, March 31 at 7:00 PM at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church and will screen again during the Award-Winning Shorts Encore on Sunday, April 2 at 7:45 PM at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church.


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