2020 Latymer Shorts Film Awards Winners Revealed

Following the success of last year’s Latymer Shorts 1-minute film competition, Latymer students were invited to submit their entries for the 2020 competition, entitled: 2020 VISION: The times we live in.

Students were challenged to either capture an experience of lockdown or their reflections on themes that have touched the public consciousness this year.

The judges really enjoyed watching all the entries and noted in particular how filmmakers in the lower school had been just as brave, ambitious and resourceful as their older counterparts.

Latymer Shorts Judges 2020:

Commenting on this year’s entries, Mr Bohane, the competition organiser said: “The films about lockdown are all unique, thoughtful and poignant and a common thread we noticed across all entries was a propensity for both experimentation and humour, students actively engaging in some much needed creative escapism to counter the backdrop of this year’s challenges.

“Originally we created this competition as a platform to encourage young, creative minds to share their unique point of view through the magic of technology., continued  Mr Bohane. “It was a real pleasure to see how the students responded to the challenging brief this year. I commend all entrants on having the bravery to pick up a camera and start shooting and for their commitment to organise, produce, edit and submit their finished pieces – making a film can be much more work in practice than you originally planned.”  

This year’s winners are: 

  1. STOP – Christian Y7
  2. My Story of Lockdown Max Y7
  3. Believer’s Covid – Sofia Y7
  4. Friendship – Marion & Alexandra Y8
  5. The Times We Live In – Waiting – Jaisal Y8
  6. #STAY SAFE – Alexandra & Marina Y8
  7. Falling Apart – Izzy Y10
  8. Ballet Kit – Hannah Y10
  9. 2020 Devastation and Dedication – Claire Y10
  10. This summer I learnt to ride a Unicycle – Jaime Y11
  11. Hot Chocolate – Jacob Y11
  12. The Virtual Meeting – Louis Y11
  13. Quieter than Nature – Stanislav L6
  14. Footsteps in the Dark – Pi L6
  15. vida, la vie, 生活 – Thomas L6
  16. This is Not a Dream – Grace & Malika U6
  17. Say So – Anthony Tait & Luca U6
  18. A Murder – Josephine U6

To watch the winning entries in the lockdown categories click here and /or to watch the entries in the general categories click here.

And finally, our thanks to Vittoria Draghi (U6) for the stunning 2020 Vision competition artwork featured here. 

Author: carolineroberts

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