V-Fest is the annual student short film festival hosted by Rose Bay Secondary College and is held in September of each year.
Deborah Cave our Media teacher created the festival in 1999, with the
first screening of student films taking place at the old Vaucluse High School hall, attended by 150 very excited students and their parents. Since then the event has grown in size and popularity, and now attracts filmakers' entries from high schools across Sydney. The Chauvel Cinema in Paddington is now the home of V-fest, which has become one of the most eagerly anticipated dates on the school calendar.
Preparations for V-Fest begin early in the year when students are invited to design the official poster for the event. Student filmmakers also begin work on their projects to have ready before the submission deadline. See the facebook page for all the latest info on the festival.
The V-Fest Student Video Festival offers two divisions of entry, a junior section (years 7-10) and a senior section (years 11-12). There are prizes awarded for first, second and third in both sections, and judging is carried out by a team of working industry professionals. There is also a People's Choice Award judged by the audience on the night. The winner of each section also receives a V-Fest trophy.
The deadline for entries for the 2016 festival is 3pm Friday August 25, download an entry form. This year's V-Fest screening will take place at the Chauvel Cinema on Monday September 11 at 6pm.
Any enquiries should be directed to Ms Cave, Visual Arts, Photography & Media Teacher.