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Korovuto College Takes Top Prize

Korovuto College dominated the Kula Film and Art Awards night on Saturday walking away with the Best Film award. The West-based school scooped eight awards from their film titled: “I
01 Aug 2016 08:56
Korovuto College Takes Top Prize
Korovuto High School won the Best Fil award. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

Korovuto College dominated the Kula Film and Art Awards night on Saturday walking away with the Best Film award.

The West-based school scooped eight awards from their film titled: “I Am No Junk” at the Suva Civic Auditorium.

Korovuto College film co-ordinator Ritesh Chand said the film was about a student, Taledi Savu, who was not able to perform well academically and was always insulted by his friends.

“The teacher thinks he is good for nothing and he contemplates to attempt suicide in the movie and thinks that there was nothing else left,” he said.

“Luckily, his father encourages and counsels him that it was not the end of the road and when one door closes the other door opens.

“He joined into a vocational centre and later became a chef.”

Mr Chand said they felt overexcited after scooping the top film award among other awards from the dance completion.

“The students will return happy and laughing when we travel back home,” he said.

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya, who was the chief guest of the event, said he was inspired and in awe of the younger generation in doing what they do best.

“One of the most inspiring things to me and to Government is to see our younger generation do such things and it is wonderful to see that we are doing dance and film to a world standard.

“To Government, you are there, the younger generation are awe inspiring and we will continue to support Kula and continue to support the younger generation to do such things,” he said.

The Kula Awards is an initiative by Film Fiji to provide an avenue for high school students to gain exposure to film production and grow the resources and skill base for the local film industry.

Film Fiji chief executive officer Dallas Foon said their main role was to develop and grow the local film industry in evens like the Kula Film and Art Awards.

“Now part of our local resources is to bring and promote Fiji for film making and when we do that we encourage our locals to be part of the film sets,” he said.

This year marked the 11th year of the awards, which was established in 2006, in its three streams of creative arts; film, dance and art.

Entries for all three streams were received from over 20 schools nation-wide and were judged by a panel of judges from the film and art industry.

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