Ready for a close up

Year 12 student Lauren. Photo: Joe Mastroianni

By Jessica Micallef

Sunbury’s up-and-coming filmmakers will walk the red carpet at the Sunbury College Film Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the festival will showcase Sunbury College students and Sunbury West Primary School pupil’s films on the big screen.

Festival co-founder Bryona Tweedy said students needed to create a film that met a number of requirements.

“Students from year 7 and 12 are invited to submit a film of a maximum of five minutes and be family-friendly,” she said.

“It does need to have a token prop and this year it’s a clock.”

A new category had been introduced to this year’s festival.

“What’s really exciting is this year we have a new category – a social change category which is funded by Sunbury Community Health,” Ms Tweedy said.

“The film needs to be about a topic that represents this, which can include mental health, bullying, gender health issues.

“These films focus on a social issue of choice with a positive message to influence change.”

Awards will be given out to the best film, technical skill and best story, with cash prizes of up to $300 up for grabs.

The film festival is on Tuesday, June 4 at Reading Cinemas Sunbury, Horne Street from 6.30pm.

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