Lights, Camera, Action: Celebrating the Best of the Best at the Shanghai Students Film Festival.
The Shanghai Students Film Festival is one of the year's most anticipated events for student filmmakers in China. The festival, organized by Mr. Simon Jackson, WISS’s talented Head of Visual and Creative Arts, celebrates the best student films produced by the most talented young filmmakers nationwide, providing a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talents work and network with industry professionals.
Now in its 16th year, the Shanghai Student Film Festival (S2F2) symbolizes creativity, innovation, and hope for the future. Every year the students’ work becomes more professional and groundbreaking, often going on to win awards in far larger international festivals. The festival brings together talents from international schools across China who compete through various film challenges.
Over the years, it has brought many famous faces from the film world to Shanghai, including CB Cebulski, Editor in Chief for Marvel Comics, Tony Wright - Pre-visualization Artist for Star Wars and Harry Potter; Adrian Smith - Art Director for Stanley Kubrick and Paul McCartney, Fohdla Cronin O’Reilly - Oscar-nominated producer of Ammonite with Kate Winslet, Olivier Staphylas - Lead Animator for Puss in Boots, Hammond Peek - Sound Recordist for Lord of the Rings, Nacho Vigolando – Director of Colossal with Anne Hathaway and Los Chronoscrimines (Time Crimes), and Sherwood Hu - Chinese Director of Warrior Lanling and Lani Loa.
It was a stellar weekend for all Western International School of Shanghai students participating in the festival. The Shanghai Student Film Festival was filled with awards and recognitions that endorsed our students’ talent and endeavors in Film and Media.
This year was the first time students from the Western International School of Shanghai participated in the festival. WISS entered a massive 24 films, covering a wide range of genres. Primary School, Secondary School, and IB Diploma Programme Film and Media students submitted films. The overwhelming participation is an excellent indicator of teachers' and students' creativity and innovative use of technology across our campus.
WISS students participated in this fierce competition and received awards in all age categories.
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