A CedarBridge Academy student has won the top prize in a competition for young film makers.
Zen Marley Mello’s film, Too Young For Romance, was named Best Film at the Bermuda Youth Film Festival awards. It also won the Best Narrative category.
Therese Bean, the festival’s founder, said: “The intention of the festival is to encourage young people between the ages of 11 and 18 from across Bermuda to feel inspired to share their stories in film.
“Bermuda has the potential to create something really special for our island by fostering the arts and film-making.
“The Bermuda Youth Film Festival hopes to inspire the next generation of film-makers to continue to build this creative energy in our own special paradise.”
The judging panel was made up of actors Brooke Williams and Rashun Robinson, and cinematographer Andrew Kirkpatrick.
The winners were:
Best Film:Too Young For Romance. Zen Marley Mello — CedarBridge.
Best Production (cinematography and editing):Cookie Chaos. Jessica Bucher — Saltus.
Best Documentary: Importance Of Sleep. Harmony Seymour — BHS.
Best Narrative:Too Young For Romance. Zen Mello — CedarBridge.
Best Middle School Film: Importance Of Sleep. Harmony Seymour — BHS.
Best Actor:Cookie Chaos. Jessica Bucher — Saltus.
Best Actor: Zander Mosquera — Shoreline. Sienna Mosquera — Saltus.
Best Use of the Signature Item:Day In The Life Of A Teenage Phone. Sarah Marshall —
Best Sound:The Backstage Horror. Patrick Johnson — MSA.
Best Graphics:Diversity. Logan Arruda — MSA.
Best Genre Film:Attack Of The Easter bunny. Lily Phelan and Ethan Fox — Saltus.
Up and Coming:Bermuda’s One and Only Ice. Jamie Cedenio — Warwick.
The films can be viewed on the festival’s webpage here. The page will be updated with information regarding next year’s event for next year as well as planned workshops.