2016 Festival and Awards Night, Tuesday July 5th
Winner of Best Film: Treasured Memories by
Second place: Alice in Onesie Land by St Joseph’s School. https://vimeo.com/173016312
Third place: The Friendship Fixer by Ardgowan School; https://vimeo.com/172889208
BEST IN THEME
1st Treasure Nature: https://vimeo.com/172907279
2nd The Magical Pounamu: https://vimeo.com/172869100
3rd equal Hunt for the Wilder Treasure https://vimeo.com/172880962
The Robbery https://vimeo.com/172883988
BEST INDEPENDENT FILM
1st place: Grainstore by Imagine Studios: https://vimeo.com/172879287
Runner Up: Megafone by the Newtrons: https://vimeo.com/172842139
1st place and winner of the Best Actor Award for 2016: Cameron Mather – Cammo in Alice in Onesieland, St Joseph’s School
2nd equal: Noah Martin – Farmer Charles in Whenua O Te Koura, Crazy 4 Productions https://vimeo.com/172867614
And Izaak Hope – Assistant caretaker in The Friendship Fixer, Ardgowan School
1st place and winner of the Best Actress Award for 2016 is Lily Rawson - Grand Mother in Treasured Memories, OIS
2nd place: Bri Tipa – Mother in Treasured Memories, OIS
3rd place: Molly McLure in Hunt for the Wilder Treasure, Five Forks School
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
1st place: Treasured Memories.
2nd place: Whenua O Te Koura
3rd place: Megafone
4th place: At the End of the Day, OIS:
Special mention: Cheesie's Secret Ingredient by Totara School: https://vimeo.com/172994774
Nominated for Best Film and received a 3rd equal placing from one of the judges.
Oamaru Filmmakers in Schools Guidelines for Competition 2016
Films can be 1 to 5 minutes in duration including credits. An additional 5 seconds approximately at start and end is required for screening purposes.
Films must be created in 2016. Film entry is free.
The optional theme is ‘Taonga - Treasure’.
Students need to be involved in all stages of filmmaking but may have adult assistance.
Permission must be sought for recorded music used in the film. We recommend using music made by local musicians or royalty free music sites e.g. incompetech.com or youtube.com/audiolibrary.
All schools can enter up to two films, with a maximum of 6 high school films selected for screening at the festival.
Due to time constraints not all films may be able to be screened, in which case they will go through a selection process. Ensure your sound levels are suitable for screening, and that content is appropriate for a family audience.
Award categories: Best in Festival, Best Theme-based Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Filmmaker and People’s Choice.
Completed films to be submitted in mov or mp4 format on a labelled memory stick (we will return it to you) or uploaded to drop box and shared with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Film entries close at 5pm on June 24th. Late submissions will be accepted at the discretion of the coordinators and may incur a $25 late entry fee.
No entries will be accepted after June 30th.
The competition film screening and awards night will be held on Tuesday July 5th at St Kevin’s College Auditorium, 7pm.
Good luck and have fun!
Maddy Maxwell 027 3096513
Bridget Ellis 0212322 514
In September 2015 The Oamaru Opera House was abuzz with children excitedly waiting to see their own 5 minute films on the big screen and to find out who the winners were. There was lots of laughter and tension as their films took the 150 strong audience across the galaxy, back in time to the stone ages and even through portals. The judges (student filmmaker Bryce Taylor, Forrester Art Gallery Educator Liz King and actor Vanessa Kelly) had earlier chosen most of the awards but it was up to the audience to choose the People's Choice Award.
The optional theme was 'Light' and this was interpreted in many creative, fun and thought provoking ways.
Results, in order of presentation:
Metro Best Theme-based Award: Ardgowan Film Club for 'Reflection', runner-up: North Otago Home Educators (primary) for 'Moonlight'.
Best Actor: First place Sebastian Whiston, St Joseph's, runner-up Gulliver Meech, Totara.
Best Actress: (both from St Joseph's - almost a clean sweep in the acting stakes!) Laura Mather first, Niveek Wilson second.
Most Promising Filmmaker: Lewis Weatherly from Ardgowan.
People's Choice Award (the audience vote gave 3 points for their first choice, 2 to second and 1 to third): First was 'Lighting Up the Ages' by North Otago Home Educators, senior boys (202 votes) - this was filmed on smart phones, proving you don't need expensive camera equipment to make a good movie. It featured cavemen who were a big hit with the audience and was filmed at various natural locations around the district. Second: 'The Rainbow Spies and the Case of the Stolen Light' by OIS ((116 votes) and third: 'Light, Camera, Action' by Totara School (113 votes - very close!)
The Best Primary School film was 'The Rainbow Spies and the Case of the Stolen Light'. These intrepid sleuths were tasked by mayor Gary Kircher to solve the case which involved a visit to Steampunk HQ and the Steampunk Playground. It was very closely followed by St Joseph's 'Lord of the Swings', with 'Lights, Camera, Action' taking out third place.
The Best Secondary Level film was 'Lighting Up the Ages, runner-up 'Weightless' by a mixed North Otago Home Educators team.
Prize sponsors were Sound Plus, Portside Restaurant, Paper Plus Oamaru, Fotographix Oamaru, Metro NZ, Steampunk HQ, Tees St Cafe, Short Black, Waitaki Aquatic Centre, Bronwyn Judge and Dick Smith.
The Filmmakers in Schools Project and Festival were made possible by generous grants from Creative Communities and Community Group Grants.
The 2015 Movies
The films are all available for viewing on Vimeo as private, password protected videos.
The Rainbow Spies and the Case of the Stolen Light: password: ois: https://vimeo.com/140613379
The Reflection: password: ardgowan: https://vimeo.com/140483179
Lord of the Swings: password: stjosephs: https://vimeo.com/140766025
Moonlight: password: moonlight: https://vimeo.com/140766539
Hippiness: password: weston https://vimeo.com/141846225
Lights Camera Action: password: totara https://vimeo.com/141845285
Weightless: password: weightless https://vimeo.com/140484276
Lighting Up the Ages: password: lightinguptheages https://vimeo.com/141840665
The Light Swallower Papakaio: https://vimeo.com/142194956
Darkeo and Lightiette Glenavy: https://vimeo.com/141863910