Student filmmakers score 4 awards
LOS ANGELES, CALIF., USA –Students representing Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design, Singapore, and Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Fla., are winners in the 2012 US International Film & Video Festival.
Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design, captured two awards in Student Productions, for “The Final Sendoff” entered by Alex Toh (Toh Shu Hoo) and “A World of His Own” entered by Christel Soh.
“A World of His Own” is the story of a 24-year-old Indian man named Ashwin who is afflicted by severe autism. The documentary is an intimate look at the difficulties (including the lack of available help and care for autistic adults) encountered by Ashwin and his family at they cope with his illness and its effects on all their lives. Soh wrote, directed and produced the film. It can be viewed on Vimeo.
Palm Beach Atlantic University earned a Student Award for its “The Remnant.” In the film, a headless biker has been sighted and is connected to a number of missing person reports. Two students investigate the reports and come to realize that the biker may be more than just legend. It also can be seen on Vimeo.
Beni Friedman, Jerusalem, won an award in Student Productions for “Leak.” The film is about 7-year-old Hadar, who continues to kill animals to escape an animal she feels is chasing her.The overall competition recognized competitors with 20 First Place Gold Camera statuettes, 28 Silver Screen Awards, 60 Certificates for Creative Excellence and four Student Awards. Twenty-three countries produced winners in this 42nd annual competition, which drew more than 1,100 participating entries from 29 countries.