Edmonton Catholic Schools hosts its 6th Annual Student Film Festival!
Event Time and Location
Monday May 30th 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Garneau Theatre.
In this 6th year of our student film festival, Edmonton Catholic Schools has never been more proud of our student created films. With over 210 students participating in 51 film submissions, we are excited to feature the top 24 films at our Gala event! In 2012 Claire Theobald wrote in the Edmonton Examiner that "Audience members laughed and cried" at the student film festival.
With the proliferation of low-cost and high-quality equipment, film making has never been more accessible. Students are not only consuming video on TV and in theatres, they are creating and publishing their own works online. The young film makers of today are able to reach millions of viewers through digital media that wasn't available to past generations. Students in Edmonton Catholic Schools are learning how to master this important form of language and communication. Film genres include Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Thriller, and Musicals. The six award categories are: Best Acting, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Film Technique, People's choice, and the most sought after award, Film of the Year.
How to get started!
Students, staff and parents can find great resources and information on Film Production online. Discovery Education has a fantastic course designed to aid students in learning about film production and the processes involved, sign in with your ECSD login to get started!
Films can be produced in a variety of ways with multiple types of devices, you don’t need expensive cameras to be able to get your ideas on the silver screen. Try stop motion videos with your mobile device or experiment with iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Elements, talk to your technology coach to find out what is available at your school.
Check out the ECSD Film Festival YouTube site to see past film submission that can give you a great head start for coming up with your own productions!
New to film production or need to fine tune your skills?
This year we will be hosting an ECSD Film Fest Film Maker Day! This full day workshop will be held on February 24, 2016 where students from around Edmonton Catholic Schools who are interested in submitting for the film fest will be able to attend. You will hear from individuals in the film industry and get a chance to attend workshops dedicated to specific techniques and processes involved in film creation. If you would like to attend this event, speak to your teacher contact or you school’s technology coach to register for this amazing event!
How do you participate?
Once you finish your films and are ready, talk to your teacher sponsor. Together you will submit your film on the myECSD.net portal site at ECSD Film Fest
Happy film making!!
The ECSD Film Festival Committee