Move over, Oscars. A trio of student filmmakers has won a coveted award for their 60-second version of Twilight.
Heritage Woods Secondary students Shay Alford, Sara Lynn Bruhns and Sepehr Mahbob earned the most online votes to be named the winners of the people's choice award in Virgin Radio's Fake Film Contest.
Along with the prestigious title, the students took home a $1,000 cash prize. They were also the first high school group to win an award in the contest. They plan to enter the competition again next year.
To view their award-winning film, visit http: //vancouver.virginradio.ca/FFF2012/ 2012FakeFilmFestivalWinner.aspx.
STUDENT FILMMAKER GETS WRITE-UP
Another student filmmaker, Miranda Andersen, is back in the spotlight as a subject in a new book written by an Ontario teacher.
Author Sheneeza Kanji recently finished a children's book about five Canadian kids who are making a difference. She decided to highlight Miranda for her environmental initiatives in Amazing Canadian Kids: What They're Doing to Make a Difference and How You Can Too.
Part of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the favourite charities of each of the five kids profiled in the book, which is available in hardcover or as an e-book. Miranda, a Moody Middle School student, has chosen Mossom Creek Hatchery. The book can be ordered online from Indigo/Chapters or Amazon.
Miranda has won multiple international awards for her documentary films. To read her blog, which includes links to order the book, visit http: //mirandaandersen. wordpress.com.
TEENS GET INTRO INTO AUTO MECHANICS
Hope Lutheran Christian High School has partnered up with Napa Auto Pro in Port Coquitlam to teach Grade 9 students the basics of vehicle mechanics for the second year running.
The Explorations 9 class will participate in the fivesession program. Three in-class sessions will focus on theory in a classroom setting, then students head to the shop to apply their new knowledge.
When students register for the Explorations course, they complete a survey to help determine which applied skills and fine arts they will learn. In addition to automotive skills, this year's class will study drama, business education and woodworking.
GLENEAGLE SENIORS STRUT ART STUFF
They've strutted their stuff in the high school ranks, and now they're bringing their artistic musings to the people.
The Port Moody Public Library will be displaying the works of senior art students from Gleneagle Secondary School throughout March.
The featured artwork includes paintings, mixed media, photography, graphics and sculptural pieces by students studying under the tutelage of art teachers Melanie Stokes and Mike McElgunn.
For more info, see http: //library.portmoody.ca.