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BISS Puxi At The Shanghai Student Film Festival

23 March 2015

Lights! Camera! Action! On 13 and 14 March, 120 students gathered from different international schools to share their passion for film studies and gain knowledge from professionals that work in different areas of the film industry. Sheen Troemer, a Year 10 Media Studies student, tells us about the event…

  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival
  • Students from the British International School Shanghai, Puxi brought home 14 trophies from the Shanghai Student Film Festival

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.

Tiring? Yes…

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

IB Category

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