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Primary ‘Play’ Films

We’re listing below a selection of ‘Play’ films made by primary schools – from London and Lincolnshire.  There are some common features – children daydreaming their way out of class; magic portals to different realities – while all following the … Continue reading

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Strodes College

And finally, from this year’s secondary screenings, one of the four pieces shot by Strodes College.  Actually, the group shot one film, but each of four students edited their own version.  This one is by Pete Messum, and creates something … Continue reading

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St. Mary Magdelene: Daydream

Joe Hoddy is moving on from SMM after – 9 years? – having been a great supporter and advocate of the programme for the past 5 or 6.  This year his A level Film Studies group followed the programme after … Continue reading

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London Nautical The Escapist

Three Year 8 students at London Nautical, supported by CCAJ alumnus Ian Blackburn, and teacher JP O’Brien, made a short entry to ‘Le Jeu’.  In the end, it was substantially the boy’s own work, with the exception of one shot … Continue reading

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Illawong

Illawong is the name of a film, and a place, made by students (and some staff) at Menai High School in Illawong, New South Wales, Australia.  The film is very fixed on its setting: the makers were determined to use … Continue reading

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Play in Australia

Colleagues and students at Menai High School in New South Wales Australia have made this short film for Exercise 2: when two students are sent out of class and improvise a game.  I really like the way the two girls … Continue reading

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Exercise 3

And finally, two examples of Exercise 3, from Lithuania and Legsby, Lincs, both featuring roundabouts, but different weathers.  Legsby had watched clips on the recommended list from Les 400 Coups, and The Little Fugitive – especially the sequence on the … Continue reading

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