2011 Northern Lights Film Festival
Open Prize winner
High School category
1st prize in the High School category for her animation ‘Androphobia’ was year 12 student Rebecca Langtree of Gordonvale State High
Runner up in the High School category was year 12 student James Balfour from Pimlico State High his creation ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’.
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All winners went home with cash prizes awarded by the Townsville Cinema Group.
Elly Murrell, Events Coordinator from JCU’s School of Creative Arts, said “although we’ve been running this film festival for 3 years now, we’re still bowled over by the talent and imagination that is continually produced in the entries. Some of the film makers are as young as 11, which is really exciting and encouraging”. “It’s important to have events like this in our region as it gives a platform for emerging film makers to show off their creations to their peers.”
Northern Lights is a film festival based at James Cook University's School of Creative Arts, in conjunction with the Townsville Cinema Group. Entry is free and there is $1000 in pooled prize money to be won. The festival is aimed at High School students and emerging film makers in the region.
While providing a showcase for young artists, Northern Lights hopes to foster a community of film makers by creating a dialogue between artists and audiences who embrace the artistic and narrative possibilities of the moving image.
High School, TAFE and JCU students are especially encouraged to enter a film. It is however, not restricted to students. There are three categories: Open (all age); Experimental; and High School and the only real restriction is that films must be short, between 60 seconds and 6 minutes in length.
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