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Film Festival

Each year in the Junior School we hold an annual film festival where boys from Kindy to Year 5 can submit a film of any genre. The film festivals give a creative outlet for our Junior School boys and is a great way to use the mobile functionality of their iPads.

Many hours were spent on preparing these films, boys spent their holidays filming, and many gave up their lunchtimes to learn how to use advanced features of iMovie and stop motion animation to create their masterpieces.  Any stop motion animation means the boys have spent hours moving clay, Lego or 2D animations to make a 2 or 3 minute stop motion film.

Over the years, entries have included stop motion, claymation, live documentaries on cooking and gardening, silent movies, and even a zombie movie.  This year, we have had 25 movies entered into the competition and the scope of films was amazing. Entries include trailers, fishing documentary, BMX bike riding,  2D stop motion animation, music videos and live action films. 

The judges were impressed with the quality of the movies and the competition for the gold statue was a close one.  The Scotch Oscar was a tie for the first time ever.  The Oscars went to William Macknay for his 70's cop show intro 'Steele and Tango' and to Callum Kennedy for his stop motion extravaganza, 'Stop Nonsense'.  All movies will be shown in the JML over the next few weeks before and after school.

I am sure that we will see a few names in lights as the credits roll in the future for our budding directors and producers. I hope the film festival starts a love of storytelling and movie making that continues for a lifetime. 

Mrs Amanda Ritchie
ILT Integration Specialist