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Schools impress at film awards

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

VARIOUS schools and students were awarded for their excellent short films that portrayed social issues in Fiji.

About 10 schools participated in the Kula Film for this year with students displaying great cinematography, acting and directing skills.

Films Fiji chairperson Shaenaz Voss said it was the ninth year of the awards and it had been an amazing journey.

"The entries just get better and better each year and the training provided by the Southern Institute of Technology from New Zealand has seen the films submitted being the best we have ever seen," Mrs Voss said.

"A big congratulation to all the students that participated and entered the competition, Film Fiji is very proud of what you have achieved this year.

"This show would not have been possible without the sponsors."

She said the film award was about getting secondary schools to participate in the competition.

"The films showcase exceptional works from all the students that have taken part this year."

Winners Mitesh Mudaliar, Ashfaaq Khan and Rajnel Prasad walked away with the open category first runner-up awards for the short film Twisted.

Mr Khan said they did not put in a lot of effort when directing the film.

The Fiji Airways art competition winner was Sanjay Balsara who walked away with a $1000 cheque.

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