Awards for Young Film Makers
Talented pupils shine at the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2017.
Talented Second Form pupil Owen Gordon-Lawrence has scooped two awards at the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2017. His short film about e-Safety won the Key Stage 3 category and was also named Best in Festival at a special screening in Cineworld, Huntingdon. Fellow pupil Thomas Gurnell (First Form) received a commendation from the judges for his Star Wars animation, as did Lower Sixth Formers Jade Gallifant and Grace Stones, whose experimental art piece 'Colour Mix' featured ink and paint set to music.
Owen created his film for a school PSHE internet safety lesson: after discussing different e-Safety topics, pupils were asked to produce a film highlighting one key issue. 13-year-old Owen was so inspired that he made his award-winning film at home doing all the acting himself, using a green screen, filming and editing software.
The Film Festival, now in its 10th year, aims to encourage young people across Cambridgeshire to make and showcase films they have planned, written and created.
You can view Owen’s winning film here.
Well done to all of you!