Students’ film makes NSW finals

Gosford High year 9 students in film finalsGosford High year 9 students in film finals

Three budding student filmmakers from Gosford High School are in the running for the people’s choice award in Interrelate’s NSW Film Festival for High Schools.

Year 9 students Jasmin Walker, Kuringai Paton and Layaleeta Teml-Towzel were one group out of seven finalists to have their short fi lm screened at the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney on August 12. The competition invited students to create a two to three minute fi lm about cyberbullying, with the footage professionally edited by competition sponsor Filmpond. The Gosford students’ entry, ‘Cause and Effect’, explored the flow-on effects that bullying can have, even years later.

“One in five Australians aged eight to 17 experiences cyberbullying each year and Australia has been ranked number one in the world for bullying on social networks,” said Interrelate CEO, Ms Patricia Occelli. “By utilising today’s social media platforms, these students’ stories and ideas have the potential to reach and influence thousands of young people across Australia and the world,” she said. To watch the entry from Gosford and vote for your favourite fi lm, head to www. facebook.com/Interrelate before the poll closes on August 29.

Media release, Aug 17, 2016 Frances Phipps, Interrelate

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