Students out and about in Shanghai filming their 8 Hour Film Challenge and then later accepting awards
Over the two days, students participated in the ‘8 Hour Film Challenge’, where we were separated into groups of three – six students from different schools. There was also a wide range of workshops that were provided for us to choose from.
Worth it? Definitely!
The event gave us a rare opportunity to access a wide range of professionals who were all gathered together in one spot and we could learn and experience something very special.
Leah Warshawski, award-winning director of ‘Finding Hillywood’, commented that “It was a great experience; I learnt a lot of things from the students, as well as them learning from me”.
We were all very privileged to attend various Keynote-Talks including ones from DreamWorks’ animator, Olivier Staphylas, Scriptwriter, Emmanuel Benbihy and Philippines award-winning cinematographer, Rain Yamson.
The first day consisted of a great amount of running; everyone had to rush to film their two minute videos. After lunch we all returned back to edit our films. The 8 Hour Film Challenge gave us a chance to get to know our group members; an opportunity where we made some new friends!
The second day, our minds were filled with guidance by competent workshops led by professionals, we had a lot to choose from and most of us struggled with deciding what to do. Later on, the film ceremony took place and BISS Puxi won a total of 14 trophies, our best-ever result at this event!
The Shanghai Student Film Festival was a great experience and the memories will stay with us forever.
- Sheena Troemer, Year 10
SHANGHAI STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 ROLL OF HONOUR
Best Film - 2nd place: PAPER, WISH by Diana Shi
Best Cinematography – Diana Shi for PAPER, WISH
Best Editing – Khashi Tahamtan for PAPER ,WISH
Best Music Score – Isabella Chen for PAPER, WISH
High School Category
Best Crime & Thriller – 2nd place: DEAD MEN DON’T TELL by Megan Edwards, Kirsty Tytherleigh and Johnny Yeng, 3rd place: BRUISED by Andreas Tromborg.
Best Documentary - 2nd place: GLOBAL CLASSROOM, by Sheena Troemer
Best Horror - 3rd place: THE BLACK PANTHER, by Tristan Smith
Best Romantic Comedy – 2nd place: JENNY’S, by Jenny Jiang, 3rd place: LOST MEMORIES, by Eelinn Vanquaethem
Best Sci-Fi / Action – 3rd place: IMAGINE, by Jack Jiang
Best Screenplay – 3rd place: 3501, by Tony Zhang
8-Hour Film Challenge
1st place – Kin Lo
3rd place – Clement Lin