KSA Among Top 10 Finalists in BC Film Competition

Posted On Thursday November 25, 2021

A group of Media Arts students at Kamloops School of the Arts (KSA) are among the top 10 finalists in the Zoom Film Festival, one of the province’s most popular student film competitions.

The short film, Brassica Rapa (The Turnip), was created by KSA students Abby Janota, Elias Humphrey, Keziah Vollans, and Adrian Popowich, with the help of the Media Arts teacher, Kirk Macfarlane.

“Basically, we were given a prop and a theme on Thursday at 5 o'clock and we had to have a 30 second to 5-minute video edited and submitted on Saturday by 5 o'clock,” explained Macfarlane. “The theme was redemption and the prop was a turnip. We decided to do a James Bond/Austin powers heist film.” 

A panel of BC film industry professionals, including actors, cinematographers, editors, and visual effects artists nominated a selection of films and will vote on the final winners based on a variety of categories, including Best Overall, Best Technical, Best Performance, and Best Cinematography.

Winners of the 48-hour competition will be announced at the Zoom Film Festival awards show, presented by West Vancouver’s Mulgrave High School and the Vancouver Film School, on December 4, 2021. Due to road closures, the KSA group will be unable to attend the red carpet but will live stream the event from Kamloops.

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