Ben Wilson from McDonald College

h3BenWilsonfromMcDonaldCollegeh3pBenWilsonfromMcDonaldCollegewasnamedthewinneroftheSydneyFilmSchoolRobinAndersonScholarship.TheScholarshipisopentoallseniorcategoryfinalistsandrecognisesexcellenceinsecondarystudentfilmmaking.brbrWilsonsfilmIdealismeisacomplexyetcharmingmultidimensionallovestorythatindependenttothescholarshipwonbestfilmintheSeniorFictioncategory.brbrAsaproudpartneroftheAwardsSydneyFilmSchooloffersanannualoneyearfulltimescholarshiptoaseniorfinalisttostudytheDiplomaofScreenprogram.Throughthisinitiativetheschoolprovidesanoutstandingopportunityforapersonwhoispassionateaboutmakingfilmstofurthertheirstudiesinapracticalworkingandeducationalenvironment.Alltuitionfeesmaterialsandequipmentarecoveredbythescholarship.AllfilmmakersdramaordocumentarywhoareselectedasfinalistsinanyseniorsectionoftheRobinAndersonAwardsareeligiblebrbrWilsonisthe4thpersontoreceivethisscholarshipandissettoreapthebenefitsofstudyingatoneofAustraliasmostinnovativeanddrivenfacilitiesintermsofactivelysupportingtheirstudentsandprovidingrelevanttrainingtospringboardintotheindustry.brbrTheRobinAndersenAwardsattractsthebestyoungfilmmakersinthecountry.ThesearethekindofpeopleIwanttohavearoundattheSydneyFilmSchoolandconverselywecanhelpthemmoveforwardintheirfilmmakingcareer.Itsaperfectdialogue.BenFerrisDirectorSydneyFilmSchoolbrbrTheRobinAndersonFilmAwardswereoriginallycreatedin2003asatributetooneofAustraliasbestdocumentaryfilmmakerswhoseworkwithpartnerBobConnollyincludedBlackHarvest1992andRatsintheRanks1996.TheAwardsencourageyoungAustraliansstillatschooltopursuecreativeexcellenceinfilmmaking.BysupportingthisinitiativeSydneyFilmSchoolareactivelynurturingoutstandingtalentastheybegintheirpathasafilmmaker.brbrSydneyFilmSchoolhasseenamarkedsurgeinenrolmentsespeciallyfrominternationalstudentsastheschoolsreputationcontinuestogrowbeyondourshores.In2008100studentsareenrolledwith42ofthesearrivingfromoverseas.Thisrepresentsa45increaseininternationalstudentswith18countriesrepresentedIndiaUSAKoreaSpainSwedenTurkeyChinaSouthAmericaItalyJapanBrazilHollandFranceEgyptSingaporeMalaysiaThailandandtheUK.brbrSydneyFilmSchoolisSydneysfastestgrowingfilmmakingcommunitymadeofcurrentstudentsgraduatesandteachersworkingtogethertowardscommongoalstolearntogrowtomakegoodfilmstobeseenbyaudiencesworldwide.Sincetheschoolbeganin2004theschoolscommunityhasgrowntoover400strong.ProducingthelargestnumberoffilmsinSydneyeveryyearSydneyFilmSchoolgenerated130productionsin2007alone.Theseconsistofqualitydocumentariesdramasandindividualthesisfilmsexploringallmannerofcinematicforms.Sinceinception32SFSfilmshavescreenedin43prestigiousfilmfestivalslocallyandabroadwithsixfirstprizes.brbrbrp


 



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