Lights, Camera and Action! Budding Local Filmmakers Recognised for Their Creativity

Published Date: 06 March 2014 12:00 AM

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1.Spreading across a range of genres, students expressed their creativity in the production of videos and animations that received recognition at the Schools Digital Media Awards (SDMA) 2014 presentation ceremony held on 6 March 2014.

2.Co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (School of Film and Media Studies), the SDMA affirmed the efforts by students and teachers from 211 schools across primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Of the 507 submissions received this year, 72 productions stood out (1 Platinum Award, 17 Gold Awards, 21 Silver Awards and 33 Merit Awards) and more than 300 students were given awards in the presentation ceremony graced by Ms Sharon Au, Senior Manager at MediaCorp.

3.Students were invited to express their creativity through different genres such as documentary, drama and advertisement on different themes. With the introduction of new themes such as “Contributing to My Family”, “My Community, My Nation and I” and “Old Is Gold”, students shared interesting stories about family dynamics. Other themes include: “School Days (Inspirational Teachers and Principals, and My Special Place in School)”, “Hear Me Out - Hope” and “Do You Know?”

4.The entries were judged on their content, creativity, engagement and technical quality. The winning entries can be viewed on the SDMA website and the list of winners can be found in Annex A.

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