48 Hour Film Challenge
The College took part in the Portsmouth 48 Hour Film Challenge in March and for the first time a team of students competed independently of the staff, who entered their own team. Teams were given a set of obstructions at 5pm on the evening of Friday 1st March and had to upload a completed film by 5pm on the Sunday evening. This year the film had to be in the genre of “1960s Japanese Noir” and have the title “The Dragon’s Shadow”.
Both college teams successfully completed films and had a great evening at the awards night on Saturday 9th March, where all 30 films made for the challenge were screened and the winning films were rewarded in a range of categories. Both teams held their own against groups of professional film makers, with the St Vincent staff team “Truth at 88mph” receiving a nomination in the best sound design category.
The opportunity for students to measure themselves against professional film makers will be an invaluable boost as they begin their production coursework and all agreed that we will be entering again next year!