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Render Film Festival

Thursday, 20 May saw the return of the Render film festival. This event, running for the last four years, consists of the film fiction productions made by the Year 13 BTEC level 3 film and television students and traditionally taking place in the Lighthouse, Poole, in early December; however, due to Covid-19, this year saw a change of date and venue. This year, the event was held in the school theatre with an audience of BTEC students and a small number of staff. It was recorded and we are hoping to be able to produce a DVD of the event.

This year’s films proved to be of a very high quality, all with a strong narrative, across many genres from thriller and horror to time travel. The students really rose to the challenge created by Covid-19’s restrictive conditions. Filming took place during the first part of October and into the lockdown, meaning re-filming was, in most cases, impossible. Despite these restrictions the creativity of our students led to some very imaginative results.

Prizes were awarded at the end of the evening; best film was presented to Brandon Marshall.

All involved had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we are very much looking forward to the next Render film festival!