Congratulations, Bella! Finalist in the 2016 REELise Film Festival

Viva Voicer Bella Merlino has been selected as a Junior Finalist for her film Sticks and Stones in the 2016 REELise Film Festival!

The international film competition is open to young people aged 12-18 years or in years 7-12 at high school, however year 6 student Bella (age 11) was allowed entry.

The 2016 theme is TITF (Took It Too Far) and entries must reference the theme of bullying or cyberbullying. Films also have a 5 minute time length and must be shot on a mobile phone.

Watch Bella’s film Sticks and Stones on Vimeo here or on the Reelise Film Festival website here.

Sticks and Stones is also nominated for The People’s Choice Award which is decided upon votes from the public!

Vote for Sticks and Stones online by clicking here, selecting Australia, entering 81246 and submitting your vote. Or you can send a text to 0407 288 400 with the entry number 81246. Please note you can only vote once.

Winners will be announced at a red carpet event on April 9th at the VMAX Cinema Bondi Junction. If you would like to attend purchase your tickets here.

Congratulations and good luck Bella!