‘Odyssey Geelong Year 11 and 12 Media Studies Film Festival’ is a yearly showcase of the talents of young film-makers in Secondary School across Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine.
It was fantastic to see the media works of Harry Doull (Year 11) with 'Queenscliff' and Mikala Faini (Year 12) with 'Ivory' up on the silver screen at Village Cinemas on Saturday Night as part of the 2017 Odyessey Film Festival. The Festival’ started in 2013 and is held on the first Saturday of December each year at Village Cinemas Geelong.
Open only to those Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast schools whose curriculum includes Year 11 or 12 Media Studies, Odyssey gives a unique opportunity for young people to show their films to the community. Each school may enter only one film from Year 11 and one film from Year 12.
While Odyssey is not about prizes, the audience is asked at screenings to vote via Mobile App on each film and award an ‘Audience Favourite’. The Borough of Queenscliff viewed Harry’s film and are now interested in using it for promotional purposes, which is a very exciting opportunity for him.
May I congratulate both Mikala and Harry for being able to present their works at the Odyssey film festival this year.
Director of Teaching and Learning - Art, Technology and Design