Bedales students shortlisted in 10 Shot Film Awards

Bedales Senior

A short film produced by Bedales students has been shortlisted in the inaugural 10 Shot Film Awards hosted by Young Film Academy, recognising filmmaking excellence in UK schools.

The Lost Soul, which was created by Block 5 (Year 11) students Florence Pohlschmidt, Joss Pocock, Will Haines, Roan Melwani, Ege Habip, Anna Heining-Farmiloe, Rosy Riley and Siena Marcos Bancroft Cooke, with One Day Film School during the Summer term, is one of ten student-led films shortlisted in the Years 10-12 category.

Having been chosen as the winning film during One Day Film School’s visit to Bedales in July, The Lost Soul was shortlisted for the 10 Shot Film Awards by a panel of Young Film Academy experts, who selected the film from over 1000 others created by students at 125 schools across the UK.

One Day Film School visit Bedales annually to work with Block 5 students, who – over the course of a single day – learn all aspects of the filmmaking process from screenwriting, fight choreography and film history, to camerawork and editing, culminating in the production of short films in small groups.

The 10 Shot Film Awards launched this year to showcase the best two-minute films produced by groups of students at schools in the UK. Recognising originality combined with technical filmmaking skills, the awards aim to provide a platform to showcase emerging talent and encourage young people to pursue a career in the film industry.

Michelle Cooke, Head of Lower School at Bedales Senior, commented: “We are delighted to hear that the creative filmmaking skills of Bedales students have been recognised in this year’s 10 Shot Film Awards. Thank you to One Day Film School for visiting Bedales each year and giving our students such a fantastic practical introduction to filmmaking and visual media creation.”

Winners in both categories (Years 7-9 and Years 10-12) will be announced on Monday 4 December on the One Day Film School website.