Students get expert mentoring to create first Korean film showcase

ENTHUSIASTIC students from Campsie Public School’s Year 6 Korean bilingual class, had fun rehearsing last week for their spectacular cultural film showcase in September.

Opera House artist and mentor Curly Fries with Campsie Public School’s Year 6 Korean bilingual class preparing for their Korean Film Festival showcase in September.

First time offered, the school is collaborating with the Sydney Opera House Creative Learning in Leadership program to create a night to remember.

Student Kelly Qi, 11, said: “I am super excited because of all the events like games, food stalls, a kids playing area and more. The film festival was also very fun to make.”

Lauren Crowe, 11, said: “We have been having fun in every class every Thursday. I am very excited since I have never prepared, made and decorated for a film festival with my classmates and friends.”

Alison Wong, 11, said: “We have been working really hard to make the day fun, amazing and also enjoyable for everyone. I am very excited  because I am doing a short film with my mum and also my friends!”

Opera House artist and mentor Curly Fries said: “There’ll be homegrown short films, fun games with prizes, food and a photo booth, lucky door gifts, famous celebrities and a glamorous Red Carpet experience. 

“The night will finish off with a family film for all to enjoy and provided by the Korean Cultural Society.

“Special guests include Lego Man, Scarlet Witch, Adelaide Kennedy and Miles Pike.”

Curly says the students are creating the whole event including content, entertainment and logistics, all inspired by Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree which deals with isolation and self power in an ever changing world.

“With entry free to the Campsie Public School community, it is a very interesting project that’s authentically creatively driven by the students; thanks to the school, Sydney Opera House and Korean Cultural Society for making it all possible,” he said.

It’s on offer at the school on September 19 from 6pm.

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