FLIT – the results

13 May
FLIT 180

FLIT 180 – organisers Karen Griffiths, Hilary McGinty, Daniel Golton

Long books turned into short films? What would young filmmakers make of them?

This inaugural FLIT 180 film competition screened four films of three minutes each, with their starting point a piece of literature. The winning piece ‘The Man and the Serpent’ was a twist on Aesop’s Fables. In second place, was THAT teen fave, Twilight, followed by Michael Murpurgo’s Conker and The Open Window.

Competition organisers, Karen Griffths and students Hilary McGinty and Daniel Golton have been meeting together in a Highworth-based reading group. A keen filmmaker already, Daniel suggested they combine the two loves into a competition for young people.

I asked of Daniel and Hilary what were their favourite books, ‘anything by Tolkein’ said Daniel, and ‘Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss said Hilary. Ahh fantasy fans after my own heart! I’ve only just finished Name of the Wind myself, great book.

And, by the way, here’s the film that won Daniel the film of the month on Filmnation:

http://www.filmnation.org.uk/watch/film/just-game

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