San Diego, CA – “Strings,” a short dramatic film by writer and director Nepal Arslan, was the recipient of the prestigious “Best Drama” award at the 2019 All-American High School Film Festival, presented by the New York Film Academy, in New York City, New York.
“Strings,” a 12-minute short drama, tells the story of a high school classical bass player as she navigates an emotional, turbulent relationship with her father, who doubles as her mentor and teacher. Throughout the short drama, she must navigate the relationship and her father’s pressure and expectations for her classical music career.
“Strings” was awarded “Best Drama” at the AAHSFF in a category that included nominees from across the United States, and in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. In addition to the prestigious designation as 2019’s “Best Drama,” Arslan will receive a $45,000 scholarship to continue film studies. He will attend New York University next fall.
“As a filmmaker who began my endeavor into this art form even before my teenage years, I have grown into someone whose life revolves around storytelling,” remarked Arslan of his passion for filmmaking and storytelling. “Over the years I have directed numerous short films and produced commercials for corporations. I believe that a truly special story is one that sticks to you and inspires people to genuinely do better for those around them and themselves. So, I have set out to find and write those unique, passionate, and powerful stories to help them manifest in the medium of film.”
“Strings,” Arslan’s latest example of a powerful, unique story, manifests itself directly in the medium of film. Receiving critical acclaim at the AAHSFF, the story and its message stick with viewers because of its powerful themes and passionate portrayals.
To watch “Strings,” the 2019 AAHSFF Best Drama, please visit YouTube here.
Arslan, an accomplished filmmaker, and storyteller have direct numerous short stories and corporate commercials. He is the Chief Executive Officer of his own media production studio, Nepal Arslan Films, which provides professional media services to clients across San Diego, including short films and advertisements.
About The All-American High School Film Festival
The All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. By providing immersive education with a profound impact, AAHSFF connects filmmakers of the future with the rewards, respect, and recognition they deserve. Each year, in New York City, AAHSFF presents the world’s largest high school film festival, offering the next generation of talented filmmakers a grand stage where they can screen their amazing creations, learn from top industry professionals, connect with the latest technology, explore myriad higher education opportunities, receive scholarships and technology prizes, and perhaps most importantly, create a community of shared passions and lifelong relationships.