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6th annual student film festival

Press release written by: Antonin Sedlak

On May 21st the UJEP Faculty of Education English Department held its 6th annual student film festival at Hraničář cinema in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic).

The festival developed out of a practical language class where UJEP students wrote and produced their own eight minute films.

It has grown and this year included films from Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany), Stavbařů Gymnázium in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic) and Jateční Gymnázium in Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic).

"We were very happy with this years participants” said Tony Laue, the organizer of the festival. “It was great to have a German submission, the two films from local secondary schools and a Spanish Erasmus group as well as our usual strong films from UJEP. We hope to build on our success from this year and increase the amount and variety of films from more and different institutions".

Cash prizes are awarded by the UJEP Faculty of Education to the top three films.

 

This year’s winners:

1st prize
Kilogram – Stavbařů Gymnázium

2nd Prize
Onielle – UJEP Faculty of Education English Department

3rd prize
What We Have to Say – Jateční Gymnázium


Launch of Funky Little Journal

This year the festival also included the launch of the Funky Little journal – a creative writing journal that will publish local and international writers and artists in English on a yearly basis. The journal is edited by Tony Laue from UJEP and Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten from Chemnitz University of Technology and published by the UJEP Faculty of Education.

The journal also included the three winners of this year’s Lipmann Prize which is awarded to the top three pieces of student writing or art from anywhere in Europe. Lipmann Prize winners:

1st prize:
Marina Ivanova – “A Sip of Sunshine” – Bulgaria

2nd Prize
Dominik Bohm – “Human” – Czech Republic

3rd Prize
Klára Míčkočková – “About Trees” – Czech Republic


Funky Little Journal

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