Three films from Lynfield College are finalists in the International Youth Silent Film Festival (NZ Nationals). The IYSFF is an international competition which challenges filmmakers, aged 20 and under, to create a three-minute silent film set to one of 10 musical scores composed especially for the festival.
This year’s competition attracted 35 entries across the genres of hero, romance, mystery, noir, Motown, western and slapstick. They were reduced to the top 12 silent films after a robust examination by a panel of jurors.
The winners of the International Youth Silent Film Festival will be decided by actor and director David de Lautour and Bay of Plenty Film CEO and director Anton Steel. The winners will be announced at the 2018 New Zealand National Awards at Baycourt Community and Arts Centre in Tauranga on October 17.
This year the Top 12 finalists are competing for a prize pool of $6750 across 10 categories, which includes $2000 for the first place winner, $1500 for second place, $1000 for third place and a $750 Highly Commended prize. The top films selected will go on to represent New Zealand at the IYSFF Global Awards 2019 in Portland.
Our Lynfield College films and makers are:
OVER-EXPOSED (Noir): Writer, Director and Editor: Harry Ashley, Cinematographer and Colourist: Raymond Feng and starring Shamir Sarif
ATTACK OF THE DEATH ROBOT (Hero): Writer and Director: Joseph Hisayasu; Cinematographer, Editor and VFX: Matthew Tribble and Starring Kais Azimullah and Harry Ashley (as the robot)
THE TERRORIST WHO TRIPPED (Slapstick). Writer, Director, Cinematographer, and Editor Tremaine Leaso. Contributing crew: Daniel Brown, Abigail Blackie, and Kunal Vallabh and starring Tremaine Leaso and Rose MacClure