Transcript for Film By ... Invitation film festival

Transcript of the 'Film by ... Invitation' student film festival for Education Week 2020.

Transcript

Zipporah Corser-Anu

Kayb ngalpa ngitha mura. Which in my language means, good day everyone.

My name is Zipporah Corser-Anu and I'm a proud Torres Strait Islander woman from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait. It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the traditional custodians on the land on which we stand.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people present today.

The stars are our totemic spirits. May the stars shine bright wherever you are and guide you all.

Bryan Brown

Hey there. Welcome to Film By … Invitation. It's your 10th year Film By. Started off with Film By the Sea. And now it's Film By any place you like. It's wonderful you kids making films. You know what's great about you kids making film? It gives us the chance to know what's important to you. So we were going to have this, we're going to have our film festival, we were going to have it in a big theatre with dancing girls, footy teams. The whole lot.

It was going to be the biggest thing in the world. But COVID-19 knocked that out of the park. So we're going to do it online. I think we've got something like 19 films from 19 festivals that you young people have made, you know what's great is that so many of you now in NSW are making film at school. Wouldn't it be great if every kid in every in every school around NSW, around Australia made films. How good would that be?

Then we’d get to know about each other. We wouldn't fear each other anymore. And that's what film does. It breaks down all the barriers. It gives us a chance to understand that we're not very different. And you know, if we're not very different then we can get to like each other a lot.

So, welcome to the 10th edition of Film By. Film By … invitation. You get to see all these online, and I'm just so glad that you're all making films. Good on you.

The Legend of Scissors Paper Rock

Narrator

Long ago, in the ancient Realm of Field of Soccer, lived a warrior named Rock. Rock was the strongest in all the lands but was sad because no one could give them worthy challenge. Rock travelled to the giant barren wastelands of Court That Was Hot. There he was met by an odd and delicious fruit.

Mandy

You sir, look like a shining orange bottom.

Rock

What? I challenge you to duel.

Mandy

Then let us battle!

I'll beat you Rock, with my tart and tangy sweetness.

Narrator

Rock is Victorious!

Mandy

Arg, I'm smushed.

Rock

And yet smushing you has brought me no joy.

Narrator

So rock left the realm of Field of Soccer, still in search of a worthy foe. Meanwhile, in the Empire of the hard workers on Desk Mountain. A second grade warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was Paper. Even though he was the cleverest warrior in the land he was also sad because no one could outwit him. He set out across Desk Mountain to find his match. There he met a wood shaving guy.

Paper

Stop there, Pencil torturer!

Sharpener

I will shave you down.

Narrator

Paper versus Sharpener!

Sharpener

You have stopped my torturous ways.

Paper

Can no one beat me?

Narrator

And so with a heavy heart, Paper departed the Empire of the Office Hard Worker. At the same time, in the Classroom Realm on top of a mountain in a large wooden cave, there lived a third grade warrior. They called her Scissors and she was fastest blade in all the land. On this day, she was met by a fuzzy stickman.

Scissors

Let us do battle, you fuzzy craft monstrosity.

Pipe Cleaner

Bow before my craft pleasing purposes, sword master.

Narrator

Scissors versus Pipe Cleaner.

Pipe Cleaner

No, I'm naked.

Scissors

I'm the sharpest in the land. And yet, I'm still blunt with sadness.

Narrator

And so Scissors, like Rock and Paper before her, travelled beyond her kingdom to find an equal. Then one day in Castle of Books, Rock and Scissors came face-to-face.

Scissors

I hope you're wearing your battle pants, Rock warrior.

Rock

If by battle pants, you mean "no pants, but I'm willing to fight you." Then Yes. Yes, I am wearing my battle pants. Weird scissory one.

Narrator

Rock versus Scissors!

An epic and legendary battle ensued, but ultimately...

Rock is victorious!

Scissors

You have made me so happy by beating me.

Rock

I wish I felt your joy, Scissors. As I have yet to meet a warrior who can beat me.

Paper

Hi there.

Rock

Those are fighting words!

Paper

Wait, what?

Narrator

Rock versus Paper!

Rock

This is yet the best day of my life. Thank you for winning, Oh great knight of paper.

Paper

That's fine for you. But it looks as though no one will ever beat me.

Scissors

Not so fast, Paper.

Paper

Wait, what?

Narrator

Scissors versus Paper!

Paper

You beat me.

Narrator

And the three great warriors danced for joy and began to battle again. Round and round they went in the most epic and massive three way battle of all time. And it said that this joyous struggle still rages on to this very day.

Vanishing

Jaiden

Good morning Mr Connor.

Mr Connor

Good morning, Jaiden.

Boy

Are you excited for the Science fair?

Mr Connor

Yeah, Lucky.

Student

Good morning Mr Connor.

Mr Connor

Good morning Liam, Good morning Hamish.

Student

Good morning Mr. Connor.

Mr Connor

Good morning, girls.

Student

I can't wait till the science fair.

Mr Connor

Yeah, so exciting.

Student

He always gets my name wrong it's Meela not Mia.

Mr Connor

Oh it's you. What have you got there?

Teacher

Good morning Students.

Students

Good morning, Mrs TJ

Teacher

Our principal, Mr Connor, has gone missing.

Hands on top.

Students

That means stop.

Teacher

We will need to see our school detective group in my office straightaway after assembly.

Thanks for coming, team. I need you to get clues to find out where Mr Connor has gone.

Student

We're on it.

Teacher

Okay, who've we got?

Student

This is Chloe. She's in charge of the teleportation machine. We found Mr Connor's keys.

Chloe

I know it looks bad, but this is what really happened.

Hi everyone. Today we're going to be showing you our teleportation machine for the science fair.

Are you ready?

Students

Yeah!

Chloe

Go! Yes, it worked.

Students

Yeah!

Student

The final suspect, Sophie with the shrink ray.

Sophie

Thanks for coming to our green team meeting.

Student

Our shrink right is ready.

We're about to stop the world's plastic crisis.

Sophie

Let the demonstration begin.

Unfortunately, it's time for class. I'll see you at the science fair.

Mr Connor

Oh, it's you. What have you got there? What have you done to me?

Student

Who's a cute little principal?

Student

Did you get all of Mr Connor's stuff?

Student

I sure did.

Student

How long are you going to keep him in there?

Student

Until he learns my name.

Mr Connor

It's not Meela, not Mia. It's not Meela, not Mia.

The Story

Students narrate

Creative writing can be hard, but building on from other people's ideas can create magnificent stories.

Once upon a time at Ultimo Public School.

More than 1 billion rhinos fell on Ultimo Public School. Birds were sky bombers. Elephants were tanks.

Meanwhile on Jones Street, a man in a top hat was walking across the footpath.

And the man turned into an elephant.

And became the commander of the entire army.

He knew that world peace was important so he freed unicorns.

Unicorns turned into kittens.

Cute unicorn kittens attacked Mr Carter.

But out of nowhere, a mysterious man appeared and saved Mr Carter by saying the words, “Omaewa” and then the unicorn kittens exploded into oblivion.

The explosion was so big it split the earth in half.

A fish tried to hold it together.

And then the aliens started sucking the earth away.

The aliens revived the cats.

And the cats ate the fishes and it was yummy.

Suddenly, the cats ran over Donald Trump turning him into a baguette.

And whoever ate the baguette got big diabetes.

The diabetes caused global awareness and no one ate baguettes again.

The bread industry struggled until they remembered doughnuts.

But shortly after they remembered eating doughnuts will make you into Kim Jong-Un.

Instead of using new nuclear weapons he used nuclear baguettes.

The bread wars actually ended world starvation.

Unicorn kittens, elephants and aliens all ate bread together.

So what did we learn children? Use your imagination. You'll make some messed up stuff.

At Ultimo Public School we encourage collaboration and teamwork. Thank you for listening to the story.

Tyler’s Tale

Narrator

This is Tyler. He's not an actor, but he is a remarkable Year 5 student at Hastings Public School. Tyler lost most of his sight at around 18 months old. He has a vision impairment. He has no vision in his left eye and tunnel vision in his right.

Student

What's your biggest challenge at school?

Tyler

It would be specifically, probably getting around.

Student

Tyler, what's it like when you walk around your house like in the middle of the night?

Tyler

Well sometimes I'm perfectly fine because the lights on. But when it's pitch black, BAM, I will usually bump into something and fall onto the floor embarrassed.

Student

What do you like to do when you get home?

Tyler

Two words, eat and drink.

That's all.

Student

Tyler, how do you cross the road safely?

Tyler

I probably do it the way you guys, non-blind people do it. It's pretty simple.

Student

Tyler, do you think you ever need a guide dog?

Tyler

No Tyler, I don't think I will ever need it. Glasses and a cane is all I really need.

Teacher

Firstly I was really lucky to have Tyler in Kindy, I think it's such a privilege. But we didn't know the extent of his vision at that time. That he was so limited in what he could really see around him. So he was treated just like every other child in the class and he coped beautiful.

Student

Ever since Year 1, he tells us really funny jokes. I laugh at them pretty much all the time. He does great stories. And yeah, he's just inspirational.

Ghoul School

Teacher

Right, now that were here. Let's get on with our projects. Remember this goes towards your grades, so impress me. Jason, you're up first.

Put it in the compost bin. Unlike me, I'm sure the worms will love it. Sabrina, you're up.

Student

Hey that's my lunch!

Teacher

Ugh, Sabrina. Next.

Student

Ta-da!

Teacher

Next.

Student

For my project, I'm going to make my friend disappear.

She's gone.

Teacher

Next.

Student

Lumos.

Teacher

Seriously? Next.

Singing

Ring a ring a rosey, Pocket full of posies.

Teacher

Does anybody have anything impressive to show me today?

Student

Did you know that if you hold your nose, you can't hum? Try it.

Teacher

Calm down, it's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.

Never Judge a Book

Student 1

What are you doing you here?

Jonesy

I'm setting up with you guys.

Student 3

You don't belong with us.

Student 1

We don't want him around here.

Student 4

How can we get rid of him?

Student 3

I know we'll burn his books.

Jonesy

Where are my books? Hey, have you guys seen my books anywhere?

Student

Yeah, we borrowed them and they accidentally fell in the fire.

Jonesy

What's happened?

Student

He tripped and fell down the rocks.

He's bleeding so badly.

What do we do?

Jonesy

Jessica, give me your scarf.

Jessica

Really?

Jonesy

Patricia, find a strong stick.

Patricia

Okay.

Jonesy

Georgia, call an ambulance.

Student

We're so lucky you were here, Jonesy. Who knows what would have happened if you hadn't put that tourniquet on.

Jonesy

It seems I'm good to have around sometimes.

Student

We've been really mean to Jonesy.

Student

Yeah, we really needed to make it up to him somehow.

Student

Jonesy, we're so sorry we've been so mean to you.

His mum told us that the doctors at the hospital said you saved his life.

Student

We hope you like reading these.

Do you want to come and play?

Jonesy

No thanks. I better start reading one of these. Maybe you should keep this one.

Just Another Ordinary Day

Teacher

Silence. Walk over to your seats without slouching.

Student

This the most boring hour of the week.

And the most boring teacher in history. It's enough to put you to sleep.

Teacher

Today we're going to learn the evolution of doors and hinges. Please turn your books to page 92.

Student

How dare you touch my touch cat.

Student

A cat? I thought it was a pig.

Student

Watch your words young lady. I'm Hermione, a powerful witch. I will cast a hex on you.

Student

A witch? There's no such thing as witches except for fairytales.

Student

How dare you insult me.

Expelliarmus malicorpus.

Student

Let me go, let me go, let me go!

Singing

Let her go, Let her go. Don't hold her up anymore. Let her go, Let her go. Don't leave her hanging anymore. Please put her. On the floor right now.

Teacher

Molly, what are you doing in my office?

Student

I fight for truth, justice. Tra la la!

Student

Hello.

Meet the Cats in the Hats.

There's no doubt about that.

Oh yeah.

Student

Let me introduce you to Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Let me show you what great things I can do.

Student

This room is so boring are in

I'm already snoring.

Let's have some fun.

To make this room bright like the sun.

Student

No time to say "Hello, goodbye" We're late, we're late, we're late.

You're terribly terribly late, you know.

Student

Late for what?

Student

For our tea party, of course.

What has lots of teeth, but can't eat a thing?

Student

I have no idea.

Student

A piano, of course.

Student

What has one face, two arms, no legs, but can run?

Student

I have no idea. No legs but can run?

Student

A watch, my dear girl.

Student

What has eyes but can't see a tongue, but can't taste, and a song that comes and goes?

Student

I don't know, why am I here?

Student

A shoe, child.

Have some cake.

Student

That's not a knife. That's a knife.

Teacher

And that's the entire history of doors and hinges.

Student

I just had the weirdest dream. I'm still dreaming aren't I?

Student

No you're not dreaming.

David Attenborough Presents … School Colonies

Narrator

A tiny school sits in the natural beauty of the Northern NSW coast. Isolated school playgrounds like this one, create the perfect environment for all sorts of strange life forms to flourish, overseen by the ruling species, the teachers. I'm David Attenborough. And this is David Attenborough presents … School Colonies.

David

We’re on the lookout for the loner, who often hides in the bushes. If we approach in an upright posture, he scuttles away into the bushes. But now watch, if we crouch down with an outstretched hand he may slowly but cautiously emerge from the bushes, and allow us to pet him. His scientific name is "Lonius Deterius". Oh wow! I just spotted a second loner. This is a very unusual occurrence, what luck.

Look now. Cool kids. Scientifically known as "Sassius Bossius" Rude, but still the cool kids. As you can see, one of the coolest cool kids is applying what they call lip gloss. Here we have a small group of the rare and elusive "Techologius Digitus". Most commonly known as the tech heads. They will remain in their natural habitat, the computer lab, for as long as possible. At recess and lunchtimes they are forced out into the playground. Where they will continue playing on their devices.

Student

I've gotta to complete this level.

David

Here we are in the classroom with this very unique beast. This strange one, stops at nothing to get attention and will do almost anything to get some.

Teacher

Sarah, can you please do question four on the board?

Sarah

Of course I will.

Student

No, I want do it. I can do it!

David

As you can see, she's incredibly sensitive. And her scientific name is Attentionus Seekerus. She is usually found wearing a slick cast or at the sickbay asking for band-aids. But if you look beside her, we are lucky enough to have the rare and mysterious Teacher's Pet.

Teacher

Can someone take this important folder to 152. Yes, Sarah.

Sarah

Before I go, can I put this apple on your desk?

Teacher

What a polite child.

David

You'll see in a moment, how these mysterious abnormal creatures called teachers, behave in their unwinding time. These teachers like speaking in self-pitying speeches, often arguing over who's day was worse.

Teacher

I can't take it anymore! If I spend one more day in that room with Johnny...

David

They also have special elixir called coffee which they enjoy drinking that seems to free them from their troubles.

Teacher

There's no more coffee.

Teachers

No!

Be My Bestie

Student

Can we do this quickly?

I wanna be home doing homework.

Student

This is part of homework. Remember the teachers said we have to treat the new kids as if they were normal ones.

Mother

Hello girls.

Student

Hi Miss Chewing, is Lily home?

Mother

Yes, but she's just resting right now.

Student

We can come another time if she's resting.

Mother

No, no. Come in, come in. She’ll love to see you. Oh, you bought some shortbread. You're going to eat that yourselves right?

Student

Sure Miss Chewing

Mother

Oh, I think she's sleeping.

Student

We could come another time.

Lily

Hi girls. Good morning mum.

Mother

Good Morning, sweetie. Your friends are here.

Student

We've brought you some shortbread. Ow.

Oh, and some games too.

Lily

Online games.

Student

What?

Lily

I want online games!

Mother

Lily is an online child, girls. It's rude to offer her games that she can't play

Student

We're not allowed online during the week.

Student

But it's the weekend. We can play today.

Lily

Really? You'll never leave me online. Yay!

Student

Woo hoo.

Student

Mummy, can I go online till dinner's ready?

Mother

All right.

Student

Indie and Maddi are online and Lily.

Let's play till dinner's ready.

Father

She's been on this for two hours.

Mother

Dinner is ready. Ten minutes.

Maddi, you gonna have dinner tonight?

Father

Indie, I think that's enough.

Mother

Gigi, dinner now.

Lily

I'll get you next time, bestie.

Student

Okay.

The Truth about Global Warming

Ricky

Hey, I'm Sir Ricky Atten-bro. I live on the south island of New Zealand in a little town called Twizel. And I'm the second cousin, twice removed to the great grandson of Sir David Attenborough. Yeah, that's right. The world's famous natural historian. Today, I'm here with my two best mates, Dave and Mick to talk to you about something really, really serious, global warming. Hey Dave.

Dave

Hey Bro.

Ricky

Hey Mick.

Mick

Hey.

Ricky

Do bros, you want some fish and chips?

Sweet is. And I'm real worried this could be a global diaster. So what is global warming, you ask. You guys know what it is? It's a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere. Generally it can be attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, CFC's, and other pollutants.

Some people say it's not our fault, that it's just a natural occurrence. And the hole in the ozone layer was just caused by cows passing wind. Nah, I don't think so.

I think us human beings have got to step up and take responsibility. Cause really bad stuff is going to happen. Like rising sea levels, melting glaciers, cyclones, heatwaves, and drought. Some scientists believe earthquakes and tsunamis are also connected to global warming. I think they're right. Dave, Mick, have you ever felt an earthquake before?

Oh my god, it's an earthquake! Everyone hold on! Phew, is everyone okay? Sometimes earthquakes are accompanied by a tsunami. Dave, Mick, did you know that?

Oh no, there's a tsunami coming!

Dave, Mick, tsunami!

Geez bros, where'd you get all this sick gear from? What did you guys learn about global warming?

So I hope you found that this informative and educational. And now you've found that global warming is really, really real. This is Sir Ricky Atten-bro, signing off. I hope this makes you want to join in with me. Like my best bros, cousins, or something eh? Takes some real action to save our planet, Earth.

Homework

Teacher

All right everyone, get out your notebooks. All right Jimmy, homework.

Jimmy

Oh well, I think my dog, Kristie, kinda ate my homework. Bon appetite.

Teacher

How original. Daniella?

Daniella

Um, Homework? I-I forgot it. I think?

Harry

Confundis

Student

You can't just go around wiping people's memories all the time.

Harry

Well I'll do it to you too if you don't shut your mouth.

Teacher

Interesting. Sounds like you'd forget your head if it weren't screwed on. Jamie?

Jamie

Well, I used it for my business.

Teacher

What business? You don't have a business, you're a kid.

Jamie

Perfect.

Teacher

Jenny, anything you have to say?

Jenny

I did my homework! It was all ready to hand in but then my little brother snatched it and ripped it up.

Teacher

Nevermind. How about you?

Student

So I had swimming practice yesterday you can see I'm fit, I'm strong. Look at these guns. All right, so I was at the swimming pool and I jumped off, yeah? And then my homework got slightly wet. Like the whole paper was wet. Like the words were coming off. I have to show you that.

Teacher

Okay, Nicki?

Nicki

I couldn't do it because I lost all my pencils.

Teacher

Don't you have a pen?

Nicki

I lost all them, too.

Teacher

So you don't have a single pencil or pen in your bag?

Nicki

I lost them all.

Teacher

Including the bag?

Nicki

Yeah.

Teacher

Looks like all of you had excuses for not doing your homework. I am absolutely, what's the word? Impressed by your creativity. You all get an A+.

Lunch Wars

Lunchbox 1

All right, time to get ready for school. Who wants to come with me today?

Lunchbox 2

Why would anyone wanna go with you? Look at him and come with me. Get ready for the sugar rushing ride of your lives.

Lunchbox 1

We'll see about that. Who here's feeling nourishing today.

Snacks

Me!

Lunchbox 1

Then come with me, because he'll have you all excited for one minute and flat on you empty packet the next.

Lunchbox 2

All right, enough rustling. Time to make up your minds.

Snacks

I know where I'm going.

We're going this way.

School bag

Okay guys, which one of you is coming to school with me today?

Lunchboxes

Me, I'm going to school today. Not you buddy. Jinx, double jinx, triple jinx. Stop copying me!

School bag

Stop it you two, no arguing.

Snacks

What, what do you mean?

Lunchbox 1

You should pick me and my healthy food.

Lunchbox 2

No way, the kid will eat all of its lunch if you pick me. I've got all the yummy stuff.

School bag

We'll have to settle it somehow. Maybe a civilised discussion?

Snacks

Fight! Fight! Fight!

School bag

Does anyone else have a better suggestion. Well if there's no other suggestions, we fight! It will be the best of three rounds. So fight well. Lets begin the recess round.

Lunchbox 1

Okay guys, Mandarin you're up first.

Mandarin

You got it boss.

Lunchbox 2

I choose my daring Doritos. Get 'em Dory.

Let's ready to rumble.

I'm gonna slice and dice you.

Mandarin

This is just my peel. I've got layers.

Chip

It's crunch time. Now I see the appeal in fighting.

Now we're getting to the point.

Mandarin

Don't let go, we're falling apart.

Ouch, you segmented me. I really have been defeated. We concede.

Chip

Wow, we won. Woo hoo.

Narrator

So that's one round to Shook. Time for the lunch lap.

Pizza

I'm here with a delivery, of pain.

Veggie burger

Then let me welcome you to the bun show. Let's get this show on the road. Three, two, one. Fight.

Pizza

Get 'em boys.

Veggie burger

I'm blinded, I can't see.

Pizza

Ha ha ha, you have no chance of beating me. You don't even know where I am.

Veggie burger

Please let us win this round

Pizza

Oh I'm got this. I can't breathe.

Narrator

Three. Two. One. It's all over. Veggie burger triumphs and pizza loses.

Veggie burger

I knew that slice was all talk.

Narrator

Time for the final round. The hydration round. Fizz versus juicy. Go. Time to pop this bottle.

Juice

Ah! I'm leaking!

School bag

Wait, that doesn't look like lemonade. What are you?

Lemonade

I, um.. water.

School bag

With two out of three points, Reggie and his healthy team wins. This means that the healthy lunchbox will coming to school with me.

Mandarin

Even though I got hurt, that fight was worth every slice.

Veggie burger

And even though I lose half my insides, I'm still sure I am still as tasty as ever.

Lunchbox 2

Just go to school and enjoy your very first and last time there.

Chips

Enjoy it while it lasts, suckers.

School bag

Get inside quick. I can hear someone coming.

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