Winners Of Saltus Annual Youth Film Festival

June 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

Saltus Grammar School announced the winners of third annual Bermuda Youth Film Festival that was held at BUEI in the Tradewinds Theatre on June 20th.

A spokesperson said, “The festival was founded by Therese Bean, Head of Creative Arts at Saltus Grammar School, in 2022 to encourage young people between the ages of 11 and 18 from across Bermuda to feel inspired to share their stories in film.”

Therese Bean said, “A highlight of this year’s festival was seeing students collaborating across schools on film projects. The dream when the Bermuda Youth Film Festival was launched has always been to inspire students from across the island to work together to share stories and entertain audiences. Attendees were certainly entertained last week with a broad range of films from Animation to Documentary, Horror to Comedy, and everything in between.”

The spokesperson said, “We thank Digicel, who generously donated the first place prize, an iPhone 15, which was presented to Stephanie Hardy from Somersfield Academy for her highly entertaining documentary “Bear with Me: A Virtual Tour”.

“Ms. Bean thanked industry judges, Brooke Williams, Rashun Robinson, and Andrew Kirkpatrick for their time and expertise. The judges shared that year after year, they were impressed with the participants’ creativity and talent. They thanked the participants for their hard work in creating their entries which they thoroughly enjoyed viewing.

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“The awards and winners are listed below:

  • Best Film & Best Director – Bear with Me: A Virtual Tour – Stephanie Hardy, Somersfield Academy
  • Best Edit – Froggy Frenzy: The Pool Table Duel – Brandon Sangster, Eddy Burchall & Kyle Mello, Saltus Grammar School
  • Best Genre Film [Comedy] – No Comment – Annabelle Davidson, Bermuda High School
  • Best New Talent & Best Use of the Signature Item – A Parisian Banquet & Match Made – Seri Fisher, Warwick Academy
  • Best Documentary – Why exercise is important for teens – Kira Dunley-Owen, Madison Fletcher, Isla Fletcher, Zooey de los Santos & Isabella Neururer, Bermuda High School
  • Best Actor [male] – Horrors Within – Ben Copeland, Saltus Grammar School
  • Best Actor [female] – Bear With Me – Laura Frith, Somersfield Academy
  • Best Production Values & Best Sound Edit – A Quiet Evening – Florence Russell, Warwick Academy
  • Encouragement Award: Best use of Art – Tree Frog Inspiration – Ashling DeSilva, Bermuda High School
  • Encouragement Award: Best use of Horror – Dream a Little Dream – Aiden Swiss, Saltus Grammar School
  • Encouragement Award: Thinking outside the box – Mr Hopper’s Game Show – Milly Thompson & Rikki Lee Pitcher, Warwick Academy
  • Encouragement Award: Best ‘hidden’ signature item – Friends and Football – Anari Stovell, Dellwood Middle School
  • Up & Coming – The Whistlers & the Artist – Diana Bishop, Warwick Academy

“Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a huge success, particularly our supporters from across Bermuda’s education sector and our kind sponsors; Digicel, Red Laser, PTech, Audio Visual, La Trattoria, AF Smith and Specialty Cinema.

“Ms. Bean announced the due date for next year’s festival submissions will be May 24th, 2025, and the “signature item” to be included in each film will be the “Bermuda Gombey”. We look forward to welcoming more schools and students from across the island for the 2024-25 school year.

“If you would like to view the films, they can be found on our webpage:”

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