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Film Fest kicks off with student-led presentation
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Aspiring filmmakers in the Trinity College School community received a helpful introduction to the process during a student-led presentation on Thursday, February 22nd.

Grade 12 student and TCS Film Fest organizer Henry S. led the session, which covered guidelines, deadlines and other important information for anyone wishing to enter this year’s festival. Last year, Henry’s submission – The Dogfather: Part II, an animated short featuring Lego characters – took home the festival’s Best Film & Judges Choice award.

In 2021, some enthusiastic students were keen to resurrect the School’s student film festival, sharing their own love of movie-making and inspiring others, even those new to the filming process, to create short films in a range of genres (live action, animated, documentary). That first year the event was held online as part of Arts Week.

This year’s Arts Week will include the fourth annual Film Fest, and a gala evening – complete with a red carpet – is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th in the Dick & Jane LeVan Theatre. Submissions will be screened for an audience of students and staff, and a panel of alumni judges, all involved in the film industry, will be on hand to evaluate the films and award prizes in various categories.

The student organizers have put the word out to encourage involvement and have plans to host workshops to help new and experienced film makers alike to make the most out of their submissions.