by JULIE-ANN SPENCE
Joint winners for the A2 Film category were David McCrea and Stuart Webster, both from Wallace High with Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education with Northern Ireland Screen, and Cinemagic rep Claire Baxter.
Katie Humes from Friends' with Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education with Northern Ireland Screen, and Cinemagic rep Claire Baxter.
LOCAL students have scooped top awards at the annual Foyle Film Festival CCEA Moving 1mage Arts Awards Showcase.
Wallace High students David McCrea and Stuart Webster shared the award
for in the A2 category.
David won for his sensitive portrait of homelessness in A Type of Providence' and Stuart for his psychological thriller 'Second Sight'.
Katie Humes from Friends' impressed in the Animation category, coming second for her animated piece entitled 'Friday Again'.
A total of 22 films produced by A-level students for their summer 2010 Moving 1mage Arts course were screened by Cinemagic at the QFT in Belfast and by the Foyle Film Festival at the Orchard Cinema in Londonderry on November 25 and 26.
The screenings are an annual highpoint for Moving 1mage Arts students and this year had the best ever turnout, with over 350 students and teachers in attendance.
The cut glass awards were presented for outstanding achievement in three main categories: AS film, A2 film and Best Animated Film.
Ingrid Arthurs, Subject Officer for Moving Image Arts at CCEA, and judge, commented: "CCEA's Moving Image Arts course offers students a unique and exciting opportunity to express their ideas creatively and it is fantastic that we are able to showcase their achievement in such a public forum, where these ideas can be shared and appreciated by a wider audience. Moving 1mage Arts at GCSE level has just been launched so we are looking forward to seeing the standard of work rise even further as the subject continues to grow."
Speaking after the awards Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education with Northern Ireland Screen, and a member of the judging panel, commented: The judges were really impressed by the high standard this year. Yet again, Moving 1mage Arts students have created a wide range of films that display creativity, ingenuity and a real understanding of the art of filmmaking. I want to congratulate all the students and their teachers for the hard work they have displayed up to this point."