Latymer students wow judges with their short films

Now in its third year the Latymer Shorts 1-minute film competition culminated in a screening and awards event in the Recital Hall which included 21 shortlisted films.

With the exception of the 60 second time limit; students were given carte blanche to encourage exploration of their personal creative aspirations.

 The judges relished the challenge of picking the 2021 winners and noted in particular the strength of the animation and documentary entries this year.  

Latymer Shorts Judges 2021

Tracey Scoffield – Latymer Governor and Film Producer

Isabel Adomakoh Young – Latymerian, Actor and Writer

Matthew Bond – Latymerian and Film Critic

Commenting on this year’s entries, Mr Bohane, the competition organiser said: ‘I am very grateful for all 45 entries that we received this year. Every filmmaker took time to explore and express their own unique point of view on a subject or genre that they care about. Our students enthusiasm and ambition for creative crafts was very evident on the big screen and it was so good to have an audience back in the Recital Hall, laughing, reacting and celebrating together. Special thanks to Mrs Collier our presenter, Tracey Scoffield and Mr Reynold’s for making it such a successful event.

This year’s winners:

 Animation:Traveller’ by Izzy Ben-Nathan Y11

 Comedy: ‘The Ministry of Happiness’ by Louis Philpott Y12(featuring Sonny Wootton, Jaime Chueca and Massimiliano de Asmundis Y12)

 Documentary:Harztor, Germany – The Effects of Climate Change’ by Maximillian Jen Y9

 Experimental:Time in a room’ by Louis Philpott L6 with music by Alex Tolokonnikov 

 Scripted Drama – Lower and Middle School: ‘Fire-Bird’ by Sofia Chavchanidze, Sophia Khein and Vivienne Hembling Y8

 Scripted Drama – Sixth Form: ‘Symbiosis’ by School Captain Simdi Okoroafor Y13

 Staff Film:You’ll never learning walk alone’ by Mr Ben-Nathan, Mr Nirwal and Miss Cole

 To watch the 21 shortlisted films click here 

 Our thanks to all the staff and students who supported the competition.

Author: carolineroberts

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