Congratulations, Bella! Finalist in the My Story My Content Short Film Competition

Voice and Acting student Bella Merlino has created and made her own short film with her friend Millie, called Dreams and Nightmares.

The film is one of ten Finalists in the My Story My Content Short Film Competition.

Bella is excited to be attending the awards evening in Melbourne on 28 October 2015.

Watch Bella’s film and vote for the “Audience Choice” Award

Congratulations to 10-year-old Bella whose short film Dreams and Nightmares has been announced as a Finalist for the My Story My Content Short Film Competition. The competition is an initiative of IP Awareness and Australian Teachers of Media.

The competition attracted hundreds of entries from across Australia and New Zealand, with Bella’s film being one of ten Finalists in the primary section.

The short films had to reference the theme “Movies Matter”, and look at how or why movies matter, including a reference to film piracy and its impact. The films could be no longer than one minute in length.

Bella and Millie describe their film: “Two friends go to see a movie. Later that evening, one of the friends dreams about becoming a movie star and the other friend becomes a film pirate, thereby turning the dreams of her friend into a nightmare.”

As part of the judging process there is a judge’s choice winner and an audience choice winner. You can vote for Bella and Millie’s film here!

Earlier this year Bella received 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places in poetry, public speaking and drama sections at the City of Parramatta Eisteddfod, Sydney Eisteddfod, Inner West Eisteddfod, Castle Hill Performing Arts Festival, Ryde Eisteddfod, Central Coast Eisteddfod, Hawkesbury City Eisteddfod and the National Eisteddfod in Canberra.

Congratulations, Bella!