Media Studies Students Finalists in National Competition

Year 13 Media Studies students Kate Liu, Regina He and Fufa Pimolsri are delighted to be shortlisted as finalists for the New Zealand Youth Film Festival. They entered their short film ‘XO’, which they made for a media studies assessment this year, along with a poster and a trailer for their film. They were chosen as finalists in their age group category from 426 entries from all over New Zealand. The students will attend the awards ceremony in Wellington in December.

‘XO’ is a short horror film based around a bully who causes the death of another student. The dead student then returns in ghost form to seek her revenge!

Regina He said they are all very excited: “To be nominated for the New Zealand Youth Film Festival is such a big honour, and we are so happy that our hard work has paid off. Our group never expected that our media studies project would go on to achieve something of this scale. We look forward to making more films together and our work being acknowledged by more people in the future!”

The trio also won ‘Best Overall Film’ for ‘XO’ at the WGHS Media Studies Oscars Evening this year. We wish them all the very best for the awards ceremony in December.