The BIS Film Festival is an annual house competition designed to develop and showcase our students’ acting, filming and video editing skills. In groups of 3-10, our Secondary students will be required to portray this year’s theme of ‘Overcoming’ with a chance at the end of winning one of the prestigious BIS Film Festival awards.
The awards will take place on 12th March 2018 with the winners for all categories being announced and the winning films screened. The awards include Best Film, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Actress which are voted for by our student community. We also have the prestigious Critics’ Choice award which will be chosen by our specialist panel of judges.
- 22nd January – Launch of the Festival
- 29th January – Sign up of groups deadline
- 28th February – Film submitted
- 5th March – All films on the website and students vote
- 12th March – Awards Gala
Looking for some inspiration?
For all the 2016 and 2017 film entries and winners as well as details of how to sign up for this year’s film festival along with the rule book, please visit the Film Festival website.
To give you some inspiration, here is the Critics’ Choice Award for 2017, ‘Pulse’ by Agraj Joshi and Tyler Carriaga:
Top Tips for Creating a Great Film
- Script: Be creative! Work carefully on this. Write lines that can be easily memorised.
- Camera: You don’t need to film everything in one take. You can use different shots to create a language for your film.
- Sound: You are not going to have professional equipment, so film in places where there are not many people around. You want as much silence around you as possible. Actors should be speaking loud enough and close to the camera.
- Editing: Add some music and sound effects to make it more engaging.
- Wardrobe: Make it more real! You have a lot of clothes at home. Use them! No uniforms on screen, please! Unless your character is a BIS HCMC student…
This house competition is a fantastic opportunity to experience all the elements of film-making as well as developing team work and leadership skills to produce a high quality end product. Good luck to all participating students and we can’t wait to see your films!