This is the annual gala screening of the films made by our IB Film and GCSE Media Studies students, together with an awards ceremony.
With a record number of Media Studies students in this year’s Year 11, we have more films to show than ever before! We will screen 21 short films in total and the quality of work is outstanding! These include science-fiction epics, films noir and documentaries, all by our talented Year 11 students. Notable highlights include an appearance from football coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, an effects-laden drama about cloning and documentary for which our students flew on location to Taiwan!
We will wave a fond farewell to our Year 13 students by also viewing their final coursework films. One of this year’s highlights is Bennet Held’s ‘R’, a film about a computer programmer who has made an invention that could change the world. Why is he so reluctant to share this software? Lara Crockart’s ‘Together Apart’ sees a couple separate, but the film’s use of split screen shows that perhaps they are not as different as they thought. Elin Oberg Saglind’s ‘Polaroid’ sees a young homeless girl (played by Saga Styrmisdottir) find a way to inspire other young women when she finds a camera. Clement Lin’s ‘Until Tomorrow’ sees three students’ exam worries manifest in the guise of several different film genres. This allows the filmmakers to play with film form in innovative ways!
Pupils, parents, friends and all staff are invited to the Secondary Auditorium on Thursday 21 April to enjoy our films. There will be a chance to speak to the filmmakers and enjoy a reception from 5.30pm, with the screening and awards show running from 6pm until around 8pm. Prizes include Best Director, Best Actor & Actress and Best Editing. There will also be a public vote for the overall Best Film.
Entry is free and no ticket or advance booking is required, though do we ask our guests to dress smartly and formally if possible! The screening is suitable for students in Year 7 upwards.
For a preview of this year’s work, please click here* (VPN required):
You can also see last year’s category winners ‘Dead Men Don’t Tell’ and ‘Life in the Fast Lane’, as well as our overall Best Film 2015 ‘Paper, Wish’:
*The password for viewing these is bisspuxi.
See you at the movies!
Rus Ekkel, Head of Film and Media