|Thanks to Iisa for the graphic |
standing on the podium in the spotlight.
One highlight was the noticeable increase in the number of movies entirely produced by students. A number of movies were introduced as 'the winning entry from our class movie competition", implying that groups of children had made movies in each class. Because we are a Year 1-13 cluster we had a huge range of themes and subjects with kids ranging from ages 5-18 involved in the making of. All our movies can be accessed from this link.
This year we were at capacity for our daytime screenings and our evening showcase sold out with many disappointed parents. We are looking at hiring more than one theatre next year and running the daytime screenings of the movies simultaneously.
An important aspect of this celebration is bringing our schools together to create the sense of community between our schools which inspires us to share our goals and dreams and learn from each other. It is lovely to see students crossing school boundaries to leave supportive feedback on each others' movies. This year a number of students have dedicated posts on their blogs to movies from other schools. This slideshow embedded below links to a sample of the many student blog posts reporting on the movies they saw.
Film Festival planning website
View all the movies
Post by Karen Ferguson (Tamaki College Facilitator/ lead teacher)