Rising Stars Film Festival
Time & Location
About the Event
Once a year in term four the studio features a spectacular display of student talent in our annual Rising Stars Showcase. This is an exciting opportunity for students to share their work with family and friends, and enjoy a special moment in the spotlight.
Both private students and whole group classes are invited to present theatrical works in the show, as directed by their class teacher.
For the past nine years we've been bringing magical stage performances to life in the theatre, however, to celebrate our ten year anniversary and ensure that nothing, not even COVID-19, can get in the way of this exciting opportunity for our students... we're announcing the... 2020 Rising Stars Flim Festival
We've recently introduced film equipment into our studio and students have been exploring a wide range of screen acting techniques in preparation for filming their work for our end of year showcase. In term four, students will rehearse their screen performances, shoot them with a professional film crew, and watch them together with family and friends in our online film festival!
Term Four 2020
Throughout the term, students will work with their teacher to compose and rehearse their performances. This preparation will include developing an awareness of camera angles, film techniques, editing and storyboarding. All classes will prepare students for the official day of filming.
Sunday, 22 November
Students will meet at the Uniting Church Halls, Engadine, for a day of filming with a professional crew. During the day, students will be given direction by the film producer and work with the team to capture their performances on camera. Prior to the event, students will receive information on their 'call times', including the specific hours they are required to shoot their scenes on the day.
Sunday, 13 December at 4.30pm
Have your popcorn at the ready! Families will be given an exclusive access pass to login and watch the Grace Studios Rising Stars Film Festival! No need to crowd into a venue with hundreds of people, you'll be able to sit together at home with your friends and family and see your favourite actors on the screen.
How to watch
On your computer, iPad or smart-phone
On a smart TV, or from your computer to your television using a HDMI cable or screen a sharing setting
Sold throughout term four
Price TBC based on number of enrolments
You will be provided with a unique login to watch the screening
All students will source their own costumes and will attend the filming day fully dressed and ready to feature on screen.
Costume Information Sheets
Class teachers will complete an individualised form for each student, detailing their character description, reference images and recommended costuming items, along with helpful links. Students are encouraged to be involved in the costuming process with parents, best utilising what they already have at home, making their own, borrowing from family and friends, visiting op shops as well as costume providers. Information forms will be emailed to each family once students are enrolled for the new term.
Film Day Sunday, 22 November
We are booking in a camera crew who will be on site to capture the final student performances on screen. The film team will direct the students on the day, and then edit the videos ready for the premiere. Students will need to to be available for the full day, however, set times for filming will be staggered.
The filming day is fully supervised by our teaching team. Parents will only be required to pick up and drop off students at their designated times.
Awards, Merch and Photography
All students will receive a trophy, studio T-shirt, and can expect to show up in photos and 'head-shots' from the day