The Alex Film Festival took place on Monday and Tuesday during lunch time in the Lecture Theatre. The short films made by 1st and 4th year students were screened on Monday and the following Oscar awards were presented –

 

Best Short Film: “Clover” by Leah Kanellos, Alannah Harrison, Paula Diez Navarro,  Laura Pastor Garcia, Deirdre Turner and Mia Mamouney (4th Year)

Best Newcomer: “First Year Mocumentary” by Kate Saunders, Carolyn Stowe and Cathy Rolfe.

Best Actress: Leah Kanellos (“Clover”)

Best Editor:  “The Fresh Film Festival Documentary” by Alannah Harrison and Leah Kanellos

The Audience Award: “Clover” by Leah Kanellos, Alannah Harrison, Paula Diez Navarro,  Laura Pastor Garcia, Deirdre Turner and Mia Mamouney (4th Year)

 

On Tuesday, Leah Kanellos from 4th year and Sthiti Padhy from 6th year hosted a screening of some international films.  In December Leah and Sthiti attended ‘A Young Programmer Pilot Project’ in association with IADT and the Fresh Film Festival.  During the project they watched a collection of films and talked about how programming works and about how creative that it can be, they then selected and curated their own 30-35 minute programme for our School Film Festival which we screened with great success on Tuesday.

 

One of the highlights of the film festival was the screening of Lorenzo Puscasu’s short film “The Autumn Wizard”, There was a very enthusiastic response from the audience to this screening; the costumes, special effects and set were fantastic!