And the Charlie Award goes to…

The Princess Cinema hosted the 45th Annual Charlie Awards Film Festival on April 28, 2016, and the WRDSB was well represented with budding young movie makers. The Charlie Awards are open to all secondary school students in Waterloo Region. Each entry must be student made with no direct teacher involvement, be created within a one-year time frame, and give full credit to all cast and crew members in the credits, just like in Hollywood!

In the afternoon, students showed their films to one another and a panel of judges, made up of members of the local film and production community. Later that evening, the top films are selected to be screened for the public, with third, second, and first place winners announced at the end of the screening.

This year, two WRDSB teams took home second and third place! Congratulations to Imogen Lister, Gloria Rivas, and Kylie Harris of Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) for taking home second prize for their film The Red String, and to Kate Schneider, Jacob Besner, and Alexandra Fong from Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) for claiming third prize for their film Ernest’s Emporium.

Congratulations to both teams for their second and third place finishes, and the hard work and dedication of all our students that participated.

The show will go on next year when the Charlie Awards Film Festival returns to the Princess Cinema on April 27!

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Imogen Lister and Gloria Rivas from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute earned second place for their film The Red String at the 45th Annual Charlie Awards Film Festival.

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Kate Schneider, Jacob Besner, and Alexandra Fong from Waterloo Collegiate Institute take home third place for their film Ernest’s Emporium at the 45th Annual Charlie Awards Film Festival.