By Danny Gesundheit
Teacher of Media
Year 11 student Adele Nguyen decided to submit her short film A GLIMPSE OF RAIN to the International Youth Silent Film Festival. Incredibly, it was selected as one of 17 finalists in Victoria. The screening and winners were announced at the Astor Cinema on 22 November. Parents, friends, filmmakers, teachers and judges were in attendance at one of the few remaining art deco cinemas in Melbourne. Before the films were screened, the filmmakers were invited onto the stage (see picture). They were told what a wonderful achievement it was to get this far and have their films screened in such a prestigious venue. The films were screened and the winners were then announced. There were three categories: the 14 and under award; 15-18 award and the 19-22 award. Unfortunately, Adele didn’t win in her category (15-18 years old), but it is still an outstanding achievement for her. Her friends and teacher thought she should have won! Congratulations Adele. We hope you will enter another film next year.