The cast of Crossroads
Wall of posters advertising Filmfest movies
Hand made trophy for Best Director, 2013
Poster advertising Filmfest 19
Poster for die Korperdiebe
Poster for the Five Families film
Poster advertising Filmfest 15
Award ceremony at the Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts
Best Picture 2012 hand made trophy
It began in 1994 as a one-time project in faculty member Jeff Stuart's Upper School History class. Since then, it has been an annual event at the School. As a history project, Filmfest originally focused on people and events from the past. In recent years, however, most films submitted have been based on original material.
The real value of Filmfest lies in the process. It requires students to take on roles of responsibility, to be organized, to develop effective time management and execution, and to develop and display leadership qualities. Furthermore, Filmfest strengthens a student's interpersonal skills, research skills, and his or her ability to solve problems. Filmfest allows students to use their creative energies and to develop and employ a host of technical skills. A great deal of energy goes into making the films, and it is a big moment – a personally rewarding moment – for a student to see their film on the "big screen." Truly, Filmfest is an experience that stays with a student forever.
More than a festival, Filmfest is both a milestone on the School calendar and a rite of passage for Heritage students.
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