It was a great privilege to attend the awards ceremony of the inaugural Singapore International School Film Fest last night. Singapore is certainly home to some talented, creative and artistic students – watch out Peter Jackson!
Established to offer students the chance to showcase their creative ideas, talent and skills through film, the SISFF received more than 100 entries. Films were entered in one of four categories – Public Service Announcement, Video Art, Narrative and Documentary – across Primary, Middle and High School age groups. Students came from a range of international schools, which gave them a unique opportunity to share and exchange great ideas while being immersed in global and multicultural experiences.
I had the pleasure of working on the committee, and through my involvement got to meet a whole lot of new and interesting people. It was a really great experience, and I can’t wait to get going on next year’s festival.
I am proud to announce that one of my Grade 5 students – Jean-Luc – won the technical award for Best Animation, which, considering his entry came from a project I considered one of my failures, was the icing on the cake for me!
I hope you enjoy the top 3 winners as much as I do:
Best in Show
1st Runner up
2nd Runner up (reminiscent of Flight of the Conchords)
I have to also include the winner of Best Cinematography, as it’s such a visually stunning film
And last, but by no means least, Jean-Luc’s winning entry for Best Animation