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Newtown High students awarded smartphone film fest firsts SSH

Asia Dunstone and Elodie Kliendienst from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts (NHSPA) have won major awards in the in the SmartFone Flick Fest (SF3).

Asia won the NIDA SF3 Kids Best Film Award (High School) with her film Deadly Dining and also snared the SF3 Kids Best Director Award for her film.

Elodie won the SF3 Kids Best Cinematography Award for Thief vs Thief.

SF3 is Australia’s international smartphone film festival for filmmakers of all ages. It is a worldwide festival open to anyone with a smartphone or tablet and a great idea for a short film.

Three other students from NHSPA were also finalists in the competition, which drew hundreds of entries in its 8th year. They were: The Feeling by Quinn, Misdelivered by Alyssa, and Shady Shades by Marianna.

The SF3 website says: “These filmmakers right here are the future of filmmaking and from hundreds of entries these are the best of the best. These are our next Oscar winners, storytellers and creative geniuses – these are our SF3 Kids 2022 Finalists!”

Annually, SF3 gives away over $50,000 worth of prizes across the festival from sponsors, including memberships, apps, lenses, microphones, classes, mentorships, smartphones, iPads and much more.

SF3 2022 finished on Sunday November 6 with a gala red carpet party, a sell-out weekend of screenings and two award ceremonies.




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