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Arts: Grammar students brings home three awards from the FIN Kids Film Festival

Updated: May 14, 2019

Each year FIN Kids presents the best in regional, national and international films for youth,

tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. The

program’s activities introduce students to the wonderful world of filmmaking through hands-on

media workshops, and the FIN Kids Film Competition provides a platform for young filmmakers

a proven launching pad for the next generation of talent. The screenings and awards took place at the Scotiabank Theatre Halifax on Saturday, April 27 in Bayers Lake.


A total of fifty-five youth-made short films, more than 30 of which were films made by Grammar students. The films were produced by students in grades 3-12 as part of the Grammar media arts program and as part of the Short Cuts Film Camp. Many Grammar students and families from the Prep to Senior School were on hand to support our students.


Grammar students won three awards at the FIN Atlantic Film Festival and two Honourable mentions.


Here is the list of winners:


BEST FILM

A Cursed Monster With Bandage - Sean Ahn

BEST DOCUMENTARY - Runner Up

Dear Big Sister - Maddie Gillis


"AUDIENCE CHOICE" BEST FILM

Dear Big Sister - Maddie Gillis


HONOURABLE MENTION

Toxicity, In Five Chapters - Tatiana El-Rabahi

HONOURABLE MENTION

Weird Evolution - Yurika Uemura


This year's jury was made up of members from the Atlantic Canadian film community, including Shelley Thompson, Nicole Steeves, and Israel Ekanem and awards were presented by David Regan, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development of DHX Media Ltd, and Wayne Carter, Executive Director of FIN.

“There’s an incredibly strong alignment between DHX Media and the FIN Kids Film Competition’s commitment to bring together young people and content that highlights and inspires creativity,” said David Regan. “We’re proud to offer our continued support to an initiative that showcases Atlantic Canada’s best young filmmakers.”



#Arts #May2019

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