All these, Swamy said augurs well for the future development of the film industry in Fiji, as it still is, to a large extent, dependant on the availability of creative talents locally.
Niakavaki Secondary School in the northern province of Bua was mentioned by the FAVC for its first time entry ‘Peer Pressure’.
Rodney Antonio of Sila Central High School claimed the best actor award for ‘Devil Vs Evil’ while Dorris Gomesh of Tilak High School was named best director for their entry, ‘Bridges of Hope: Giving a Second Chance’.
Khalsa College was voted the most popular for the film ‘Guruji’.
Swamy said the quality of the films entered were a direct reflection of the high calibre of training provided to all participants by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
All students taking part in the film competition attended free workshops on film production, coordinated by the FAVC and conducted by SPC.
The full list of entries is as follows:
Cuvu College, Sigatoka Film - The Enigma
Dudley High School, Suva Film -Trouble.Com
Fiji LDS College, Suva Film - Survivor
Khalsa College, Ba Film - Guruji
Labasa Sangam College, Labasa Film - Shattered Dreams
Nadi SKM College, Nadi Film -Tune of The Rich
Nadroga Arya College, Sigatoka Film - Road Not Easy
Nadi Christian Community School, Nadi Film -Temptation
Natabua High School, Lautoka Film - Jaded
Sigatoka Valley High School, Sigatoka Film - Living The Hard Way
Sila Central High School, Nausori Film - Devil Vs Evil
St. Vincent College, Tailevu Film - Struggle for Education
Suva Grammar School, Suva Film - Where’s my Mummy?
Swami Vivekananda College, Nadi Film - I Am Because of You
Tailevu North College, Tailevu Film - Realising Your Dreams
Tilak High School, Lautoka Film - Bridges of Hope: Giving a Second Chance
Xavier College, Ba Film - Untold stories of Drugs
Naikavaki Secondary School, Bua Film - Peer Pressure
The winners of the dance competition were:
Consolation prize: Suva Grammar School
Second runner up: Marist Brothers High School
First runner up: Dudley High School
Winner: St Vincent College
Consolation prize: St John College
Second runner up: Xavier College
First runner up: Suva Grammar School
Winner: Khalsa College
Consolation prize: Khalsa College
Second runner up: St Vincent College
First runner up: St John College
Winner: Mahatma Ghandi Memorial School