Dear IASAS Activities Directors and 2021 IASAS Art & Film Teams,
Please see below a letter from our Film Team, Danny Wall, Rebecca Lebel, and Chris Bell, to share with your film teachers. Note that there is an optional Film Zoom meeting next Thursday, May 27th.
Dear IASAS Film Coaches,
ISB is proud to host the 2021 IASAS Cultural Convention this year, continuing as a virtual tradition this year. We are already setting things in place to make this a great CC!
The 2021 ISB IASAS CC Film Team is High School/IB Film teacher, Danny Wall, and High School Media Studies teacher, Rebecca Lebel, with support from our Librarian & Tech Coordinator, Chris Bell.
Here’s how you can help!
Student Participation & Film Festival
Each school submits films from their delegates similar to years’ past, with 12 minutes total per school that can represent any number of films up to 3 minutes each (including titles and credits.) As always, work for a class can be submitted as long as it is purposeful to the CC prompt, and schools should preview their entries in an event that fits their own calendar.
This year’s theme for film submissions is “We feel, therefore, we are.” This is in celebration of our host country, Thailand, where an important part of the culture is jai, or “heart,” and emphasizes how much of what we think and do is based on what we feel. You can read more about the Thai culture of jai HERE.
“Film Chef,” The Timed Film Challenge
Continuing the success from last year, ISB looks forward to make a 12-hour film challenge a key part of our weekend. In this event, students form teams of three to six, and the challenge begins with the announcement of key “ingredients” on Thursday morning to incorporate into a short film planned, shot, and edited within the 12-hour timeframe. Films must also be 3 minutes or less, per team. The challenge culminates in a showcase of completed works.
In lieu of visiting a local gallery or studio, schools are encouraged to host, if possible, some portion of the Film Challenge at an off-campus location that allows for a variety of alternative scenery. This of course must be done in full accordance with each school’s safety guidelines and restrictions, and films of course have no penalty if choosing in-home or on-campus locations.
Speakers & Workshops
We have an amazing filmmaker based in Thailand for a speaker session and Q & A on Friday. We are hoping to use Saturday for a rotating series of workshops, demonstrations, and “jam sessions” that students can select. Outside filmmakers and artists as well as experienced IB Film teachers are being tapped to host these virtual webinars. As we are open to expand our offerings, please let us know if you or others you recommend would like the opportunity to lead one of these sessions as well.
We will be hosting a Zoom session on Thursday, 27 May at 3:00 p.m. BKK and Jakarta time (4:00 p.m. for Manila, KL, Singapore, and Taipei). This is a chance to check in, meet each other, and clarify anything that you may be wondering. We hope you can make it!
Danny Wall is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.