On Saturday May 3rd Offside - the short film made by the current year 10 Film Studies class - was shown as part of the Gedling Film Festival. The film was successful in the preliminary rounds, making it as a finalist in the Young Person's Category. Many pupils, parents and teachers showed up to the festival, supporting the class and their film by casting a vote in Offside's favour.
After the viewing the class members who were present were treated to a little glimmer of the celebrity lifestyle. Nottingham Evening Post interviewed all the pupils, as did other reporters, alongside various photo shoots. The Evening Post featured excerpts from the interviews on their website that day with a paper feature set to follow in the week.
On the evening of Sunday 4th May the award ceremony was held. After being informed of the tight competition, particularly in the Young Person's Category, it was fantastic to hear that Offside was the overall winner! Alissa Peutrill was present to accept the award on the class' behalf and received the trophy and certificate.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all pupils, parents and staff who took time to visit the festival to support the film. Both myself and the pupils are incredibly thankful of your support.
The film has also been nominated for the Young Creative Awards which will be held at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on Monday 19th of May. The tickets to this event are free so if you would like to support the pupils further then please visit http://www.youngcreativeawards.org/ to get your ticket.
The pressure is now on for the class' second film!
A very proud Mr. Morgan.