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Third Place for Wheels in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival
Congratulations to Charlie Leggett, Emilio Toca, Seb Magnago and Taylor Gresham for coming third in the KS5 category at the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival. The ceremony took place at the Huntingdon Cineworld on June 23rd and it was great to see all eight of this year’s Hinchingbrooke films on the big screen.
Wheels was highly praised for its non-linear narrative, its use of soundtrack, editing and cinematography, along with its emotional climax.
There was plenty of praise from the judges for the other Hinchingbrooke films, highlights of which have been added to the links to the films below. If you haven’t done so already, do take a look.
The 2017 AS Films are Here!
Once again, the AS students have produced a fine crop of films that have been entered for the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival. Nominations for the final round will be announced on June 14th. These will then be screened at the Huntingdon Cineworld and the winners announced on June 23rd.
The films can be accessed by clicking on the images below.
By Charlie Leggett, Seb Magnago, Emilio Toca and Taylor Gresham
The narrative of Wheels explores the events leading up to and the aftermath of a dreadful accident. This film is impressive in its understated emotional effect.
Coming third in the KS5 category at the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival, Wheels was highly praised by the judges for its non-linear narrative, its use of soundtrack, editing and cinematography, along with its emotional climax.
By Ellie Howells. Kieran Starr and Henry Peters
Dishes is a masterclass in editing for comic suspense. The wife has gone out and the husband has just one job to do before her return…
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its ‘well captured cinematography, choice of music and smooth editing’.
By Tora Roe, Alex Layton, Charlotte Ikavnieks and Jordan Seal
A romance blossoms, but there’s something amiss. This is a carefully structured film with a mystery at its heart.
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its shift in emotions and cinematography.
By Connor Martin, Jess Mendies and Anna Trott
The tragic downfall of a talented musician is explored in this noirish character study.
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its soundtrack, narrative tempo and cinematography.
Faceful of Cake
By Bodie Miles, George Parr and Llewelyn Thomas
The Weightwatchers crowd disperses, leaving two lone desperadoes and a pile of doughnuts. Faceful of Cake is a parody of a spaghetti western showdown with a clue in the title.
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its great use of parody, cinematography, editing, soundtrack and sense of comedy.
By Jessie Leadbetter, Michael Lardner and Jack Day
A cottage in the woods and a tenant with a strange obsession. Look out! There’s suspense in the air.
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its structure, soundtrack, understanding of the thriller genre, use of long shots and editing.
By Willow Steeden, Charlotte Warren-Palmer and Sophia Hume
An overworked teacher has a troubled mind and a terrible burden, but is there more to the story?
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its atmosphere, sound effects, performance and editing.
By Jess Lumley, Sam Buckenham and Chloe Graves
A police procedural drama with a twist. What is the cause of the mysterious death and is there more to the crime scene than there seems?
Praised by the judges in the 2017 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival for its atmosphere, tempo, grasp of visual storytelling, continuity, costume and setting.
While at Hinchingbrooke, Robyn Goldsmith wrote an outstanding screenplay called The Astronaut , which gained her dererved high marks for her A2 coursework. She has since raised the finance through crowdsourcing to get the film made and the result was nominated as Into Film’s Film of the Month in October 2016. Robyn’s screenplay is still used as an example of excellence in year 13 lessons and students can now compare the film they imagine when they read the script with this fine interpretation.
Connor Bryant completed his A Levels at Hinchingbrooke in 2015. He chose his university based on where he would be able to make films on celluloid. Carboot Boys is shot on 16mm and the quality of cinematography is evident. The film is a fast-paced comic tale about a chance find in the street.
O Cromwell (Parts 1 & 2)
The second production by the Sixth Formers from TheAssortedFilmClub: A VERY surrealist vision of sacrifice with a self-reflective gaze at the process of filmmaking. Odd. Really, really odd.
2016 AS Films to be screened at the Cambridge Big Weekend Saturday 9th July at 14:00.
The 2016 AS student films are to be screened in the Cinemobile for the Cambridge Big Weekend on Parkers’ Piece on the weekend of starting Friday 8th July.
Details can be accessed here
Commendation for Panic in the House at the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2016 Friday 24 June
The Hinchingbrooke films shortlisted for the festival were Crime Scene: Do Not Enter and Panic in the House.
The full list of nominees can be found here.
Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2016 Friday 24 June
After coming first and third in our category in 2015, there is a lot of anticipation for the 2016 films. All nine Hinchingbrooke productions have been entered and the award ceremony takes place at Huntingdon Cineworld on Friday 24 June. Click here to see the entries from all the schools participating, where you can also add comments, or click on the links below to see just ours.
2016 AS Films are Here!
The films can be viewed here or by clicking on the images below
Two Hinchingbrooke Students were involved in films completed for the 2015-6 BFI Film Academy
The Cambridgeshire Film Consortium
AnnaProduction Design by Hannah Pollard
A study of schizophrenia
War of Ours
Camera by Liam McCleary
A tale of compassion for strangers
Echo and Narcissus
Tomasz Sobocinski completed his course at Hinchingbrooke in 2015. Here is his first degree-level short film, which shows a nightmarish lecture on Dali and Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou terrifying a poor student. Where did the inspiration for that come from?
A Well Meaning Fall
The first production by the Sixth Formers from TheAssortedFilmClub: A girl. A well. What could go wrong?
2015 Diabetes in School Short Film Competition
The 2015 Diabetes in School Short Film Competition is run by the charity Diabetes UK and aims to raise awareness of the medical condition. This thoughtfully structured film made by Beatrice Sutcliffe, Byron Yates and Hannah Pollard is the Hinchingbrooke entry. Judges will be taking into account how many ‘Likes’ the film receives, so please give it a thumbs up.
Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2015
Congratulations to Year 12 in the 2015 Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival held at Huntingdon Cineworld on June 26th. Five Hinchingbrooke entries competed against 12 films from other schools. 282 won first prize in its category and Trapped came third against stiff opposition. Excellent news!
Well done to Kristine, Sabrina, Hannah, Emma, Ashton and Josh, along with everyone else who entered such creative films.
The films can be viewed at the Festival website here or by clicking on the the individual images below.
Judges’ comments on the films can be seen here.
Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival 2015 AS Student Short Films Winner 282
By Kristine Flores, Sabrina Hunt and Hannah Brace
By Emma Cole, Ashton Matthews and Josh Craig
Also in Competition
By Beth Doughty, Byron Yates, Katherine Pernet and Ross McColm
By Sam Heaton, Heather Dodson, Teigan Fox and Fraser Glasby
By Wana Luwaya, Carys Hudson and Maddy Burrin
Other Great 2015 AS Films
The Evaluation By Bea Sutcliffe, Hannah Pollard and Jarvie Ritchie
La Disparation By Liam McCleary, Amelia Zimmermann and Zoë Perkins
Stalker By Paulina Wrzesinska, Harriet Pavet-Golding and Hannah Stephens
Previous Student Films:
A Stone’s Throw, written by Connor Bryant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tHux91Cly4
The Astronaut, written by Robyn Goldsmith: http://www.theastronautofficial.com/#new-page-1
Our Country by Lucy Felce and Sam Bradshaw-Clifford: http://youtu.be/QLhiI8VDJqY