Rating: E
Length: 120 minutes
Rating: E

Rising Sun Awards
A screening of films by the Top Ten Victoria University Secondary School Masterclass winners and
presentation to winner of Best Film Secondary Student. Host Stig Wemyss.
Length: 120 minutes

Doomed To Repeat
Drama Length: 9.59
Kardinia International College
With the help of a newfound friend, high-schooler Arthur Bellerose eventually finds the courage to confront his prejudiced tormentors. Along the way, he discovers that history has the tendency to repeat itself.
Director: Isaac Haigh
Producer: Kardinia International Colle

Mocumentary Length: 7.36
Williamstown High
Overqualified is a mockumentary set in a university which gives a glimpse into the life of Cultural Inclusion officer Sarah White.
Director/Producer: Emilia McSherry
Emilia is a local Yarraville artist who has just completed Year 12 at Williamstown High School.
She will be commencing a Media and Communications degree this year at Swinburne. She is hoping to pursue a career in film and television.

Documentary Length: 10.00
Scotch College
Rob, a promising young footballer, dies aged 20 after a tragic accident during a game in 1989. This interview-style documentary remembers him and reveals the permanent impact of his loss on his family and friends.
Director/Producer: Patrick Butcher
Patrick Butcher completed VCE in 2017 he was awarded the Scotch College Council Prize for Excellence in Visual Communication and Design in 2015.

The Unspoken Rule
Comedy Length: 5.39
Scotch College
A comedic black and white silent film which follows a crime investigation to its entertaining and surprising finale.
Director/Producer: Con Coutis
Con Coutis completed VCE in 2017 he was awarded the Scotch College Council Prize for Excellence in Drama 2014, 2015 & 2016.

Notes From The Underground
Animation Length: 2.26
Scotch College
A hand-drawn charcoal stop-motion animation set in a dystopian society. The dark surrounds of an underground railway create claustrophobia and build tension, as the desperate protagonist is pushed to decide whether to stay free, or give in and return to society.
Director/Producer: William Fairley
William Fairley completed VCE in 2017 he was awarded the Scotch College Council Prize for Excellence in Studio Art 2015 & 2016.

Drama Length: 13.21
Cardinia Shire Youth Services
The day after their elder brother Marcus comes out as transgender, Bonnie and Benny, a pair of curious twins set out – to the great dismay of everyone around them – to learn more, armed only with a camera, stubborn dedication, and a touch of ignorance.
Director: Rowan Quinn
Producer: Cardinia Shire Youth Services
While we have named Rowan Quinn as our director, this film is a collaborative effort from ten young people from the outer outer suburbs of Melbourne. This is a first ever effort from all of us, first time directing, first time shooting, first time editing and first time acting. While we had a little help from some professional actors, film making mentors and mental youth workers with crazy dreams, this is, in its story, in its essence and in its soul, our film.

Animation Length: 7.53
Perth Modern School
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an animation, an experimental film, a narrative, a documentary or a film-poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem Seven Billion written by the film director that won two national poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Director/Producer: Radheya Jegatheva
He is a 1st year Bachelor of Commerce student at Curtin University in Western Australia. Radheya’s skill set cuts across a number of creative areas and he has won prizes for his creations in the fields of writing, poetry, art and film making, among others.

Play Like a Girl
Documentary Length: 9.59
Footscray City College
The love of AFL stems deep in Aussie culture. In our school Physical Education classes, we are taught to play the game and on weekends we don our favourite team colours to cheer them on, but only recently have women have become part of the sport they hold dear. Outre’ Girl Studios is made up of five Year 9 girls, who want you to know what it’s takes to Play Like A Girl.
Directors: Olivia Hector / Caitlin Sheard / Emma Keily
Producer: Millie Beswick-Wright / Brigit Ingram
This is a joint directorial debut from Olivia Hector, Millie Beswick-Wright, Emma Keily, Caitlin Sheard and Brigit Ingram. They are Year 9 students from Footscray City College who have completed this project as part of their film elective unit, Hot Docs.

Comedy Length: 5.33
Suzanne Cory High School
An anonymous love letter takes on a life of its own, with unexpected consequences! A lesson on the importance of hand-eye coordination.
Director: Farhanul Majumder
Producer: Helena Moore
Farhanul graduated from Suzanne Cory High School in 2017. His short film, ‘Whisper’, was created as part of his VCE Media studies.

Drama Length 6.24
Wesley College
An experienced rescue officer must delve into his past as he and his team attempt to rescue a trio of wagging schoolboys in a flooding storm drain.
Director/Producer: Rupert Parkin
Rupert is a secondary school student who made this film with a $100 budget.
* Cry Baby Session