What is the St Thomas’ Film Festival?
A celebration of the creative talent here at St Thomas of Aquin’s High School on the feast day for St Thomas.
We are inviting students to produce short films linked in some way to the quote from our school patron saint:
“There is nothing on this earth more
to be prized than true friendship”.
Be as creative as you want in interpreting this theme. Your short film may take any format you wish: animations, music videos, foreign language, documentary, drama, tourist guides, life hacks, sporting trick shots and much more. Good Luck!
When is the St Thomas’ Film Festival?
- S1-3 pupils – Friday 27th January (Periods 4 and 5).
- S4-6 pupils – Friday 3rd February (Periods 4 and 5).
What you need to know!
- The films will probably be around 3 minutes long. No longer than 8 minutes please.
- Remember the friendship theme.
- Get creative.
- All filming should be carried out responsibly, sensitively and with appropriate permission from the people being filmed and any locations used.
- If you have any questions, speak to Miss Henderson or Mr Whyte and we will help find a solution to your filming challenges.
I want to make a film but need help.
Get in touch with Miss Henderson or Mr Whyte – we have many student and teachers on the Film Festival Committee who can help with filming and editing problems.
- Films from the St Thomas’ Film Festival 2014 – https://www.st-thomas-of-aquins.org.uk/extra-curricular/eco-group
- Cookie Thief – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pOYXgvm9nY
- Crisis Management – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK7hGtd0wkY
- Pong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy2YLoSY_-Y
- The Black Hole – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Msrdg3Hk
A message from the Film Festival committee
We are looking for people to volunteer and write reviews for the films that the pupils have created. You will watch the film/trailer and say what you liked and enjoyed about it. You can also mention if there is any feedback or comments that you would like to make. The reviews will go on to the website and in the magazine.
It would also help the person who made the movie as it would help them improve or add anything extra or even fix mistakes that they have made all to help have the perfect film festival. This is a fun thing to do as you can watch the film and give out your opinion on it.
This is very important, if you are interested and would like to take part please contact Miss Henderson in science or Mr Whyte in maths.
Kate Baines (S2)