SA STUDENTS WIN TOP THREE PRIZES AT
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
by Department of Education and Children's Services
South Australian school students have put local film making on the global stage, taking out
first, second and third place in the primary years category of an international film festival.
Bordertown Primary School's film, Feather Flowers, was judged the best entry from around the
world in the elementary school category of the MY HERO Short Film Festival held in Los
Angeles this month.
Hackham East Primary School was awarded second place and West Beach Primary School took
out third place in the same category. Enfield High School also won joint third place in the high
As part of the competition, students were required to research and produce a film about their
hero. The MY HERO film festival aims to promote literacy and communication.
Three Bordertown Primary School Year 3 students produced the winning film, Feather Flowers,
about a local Aboriginal grandmother's quest to preserve her family's freedom and culture.
One of the students, nine-year-old Emma Hunt, her mother and her teacher flew to Los Angeles
to attend the screening of their film at the festival on 15 December.
Bordertown Primary School principal Christine Sheldon says the competition showcased the
talent of local students and is a credit to the quality of teachers and staff in South Australia.
"Entering the competition has provided the Bordertown school community with the opportunity
to demonstrate how proud we are of our local culture and history and our achievements as a
rural school," Ms Sheldon says. "I am very proud that students from our small rural school won
first prize in the competition."
"It has helped build students' skills in a range of areas including using digital media
technologies, ICT and multimedia."
The four schools were nominated for the MY HERO competition by DECS following their
success in a South Australian film and animation competition, Local Yarns.
Media contact: DECS media liaison officer Sarah Rohde, Ph: 8226 7904 or 0434 070 784.
For electronic versions of media releases, visit www.decs.sa.gov.au/mediacentre
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