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Student film finalists set for big screen debut

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23 Aug 2016
Budding filmmakers from nine Victorian schools have been named finalists in MFB’s inaugural Student Fire Safety Film Competition.

Budding filmmakers from nine Victorian schools have been named finalists in MFB’s inaugural Student Fire Safety Film Competition.

In April, MFB firefighters threw down the challenge to Victorian students as part of the organisation’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.

Pupils from Foundation/Prep to Year Ten were invited to create a 30 second film which would appeal to their age group and include a key fire safety message such as ‘Stop, Drop, Cover and Roll’ or ‘Get Down Low and Go, Go, Go!’

Films could be composed of live action, animation, computer generated graphics, stop motion or a mixture of styles.

Acting Chief Officer Paul Stacchino said MFB was thrilled at the number and creativeness of the entries we received.

“It's clear that the students worked very hard on these videos,” Acting Chief Officer Stacchino said.

“The finalists have set a very high bar and MFB plans to use these videos in the future to help us spread our fire safety messages to young Victorians.”

 The 10 finalists include:

·         Foundation year - Mount Pleasant Road Primary School

·         Class 1F – Berwick Primary School

·         Prep/Year 1G – Nagambie Primary School

·         Year 4E - Nagambie Primary School

·         Year Four - Killara Primary School

·         Mikayla Jevric – Parkhill Primary School

·         Tiana Vancuylenburg – Berwick Primary School

·         Bhuvi Gupta and Sahil Bhatia - Haileybury

·         Bayside special Developmental School

·         Southern Austic School

The finalists will be able to see their creations on the big screen when the winners are announced at a special presentation ceremony at the historical Sun Theatre in Yarraville on Thursday 16 September.

Finalists’ films will be used for fire education purposes on MFB’s social media channels and website.

For more information visit: www.studentfiresafetyfilmcomp.com.au or email MFB125@mfb.vic.gov.au

 

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