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Published on : Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The Snug Primary School has won the $2,000 Premier’s Award at the 2013 MyState Student Film Festival.
The Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, said today that the ‘Lady with One Eye’ successfully met the criteria of being the most thought provoking and inspiring film entered in the awards.
“The MyState Student Film Festival gives young filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films on the big screen to a public audience.
“It’s clear from the films entered in this competition that Tasmania has talented young people who have the potential to contribute to the future growth of the local screen industry.
“Bringing a story to life on the big screen is quite an achievement and all the films entered in this festival demonstrated great creative and technical skills,” he said.
Mr Bacon said that the film industry is developing in this State and there is strong production activity in animation, documentary, feature films, TV drama and increasingly the digital screen industry supported by fast broadband with the roll-out of the NBN.
“Students film festivals give young people practical experience in content production that will hopefully inspire some students to pursue a career in the screen industry.
“Film is also a great way to promote Tasmania nationally and internationally.
“We saw the impact the film, The Hunter, had on selling Tasmania to a global audience,” he said.
Source:- Tourism Tasmania