It is always so thrilling to hear of students with a passion for a subject that extends beyond the classroom, and in this instance, it is exciting to announce that three of our Year 8 Italian students received first prize for their Italian short film submission, in the 2016 Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) Foreign Film Awards.
Throughout Semester 1, Lara Partridge, Lola Crivelli and Cristina Mattioli worked independently and tirelessly to script, produce and edit an original short film (all in Italian) with the theme of ‘Imagining and Re-Imagining’ as their seed idea.
This dedicated trio made regular contact with the CECV organisers, ensuring they met the criteria and were on the right track to producing a tremendous short Italian film.
At the awards ceremony, Lola and Lara also led the prayer, speaking eloquently and with confidence, before an audience of over 120 language students and teachers.
The girls’ story, titled, 'Spring in the Park', was well-crafted and inventive. These impressive writers have been chosen to participate in an exciting screenwriting and film workshop at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in September.
If your child is passionate about film-making and would like to submit a film for next year’s CECV Language Film Awards, please have them contact Mr Adam Bianco or Mrs Lidia Nuzzolese.
Congratulations again to Lara, Lola and Cristina on this wonderful achievement!