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!