Creativity and skill in focus at student film festival
Short films created by students from primary to senior secondary years at a range of Victorian schools feature in a month-long film festival launched online today.
A total of 24 films will be shown in the student film festival, hosted by Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) and open to students in all school sectors. The finalists were selected from a total of almost 80 entries.
The films – created by class groups and individuals from all year levels – are widely diverse in style, content and theme. Some, made by students at home during the COVID-19 lockdown, reflect issues of isolation.
“It shows how they are able to blend their creative imaginations with technical and story-telling skills in ways that confirm the value of the arts in a balanced school education.”
— Michelle Green, ISV Chief Executive
An impressive display of student creativity
‘This is an impressive display of student creativity and technical skill,’ said Michelle Green, Chief Executive of ISV.
‘It highlights how thoughtful and creative our young filmmakers are, using a wide range of styles, themes and genres, ranging from drama to comedy,’ she said.
‘It shows how they are able to blend their creative imaginations with technical and story-telling skills in ways that confirm the value of the arts in a balanced school education.’
The film festival, heading online this year due to COVID-19, is held under the auspices of ISV’s Arts Learning Festival.
Entries are in age-related categories, from early years through to senior years.
They can be seen on the Arts Learning Festival website, where they will be posted progressively between now and 30 November and where people can vote for their favourite films in People’s Choice awards.
Films will also be judged by acclaimed TV and film director David Swann for creative and technical awards
Winners will be announced in the first week of December.
ISV Media and Communications Advisor
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