Katrina, a 14 year old student
from Bishop Michael Elden, focused on an internationally recognized
topic affecting young people around the world. She says,
“As teenagers it can be hard growing
up with peer pressure and bullying. If you have low self-esteem, you
can be pushed to the edge like Anna. The story is about killing someone’s
self-esteem with words that aren’t said aloud.”
The GBYFC panel said "they judged her film to
be an excellent short, dramatic film addressing a serious, contemporary
social issue. The film displays exceptional production value in its
concept, scripting, videography, editing, musical score, performance
Cyber-Bullying premiered at
the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF) in Ft. Lauderdale on October 22nd, and at
FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama in Freeport on October 22nd.
The Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition
was designed for 12 to 18 year olds with a theme of “A Conversation
in Grand Bahama”. Students were encouraged to interpret this theme
in an imaginative way. 18 films were submitted and judged on four criteria:
Creativity/Originality, Delivery of its message, Technical Execution
and Overall Impact.
In addition to having her film premiered
at the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival, Katrina received $500 cash and a Gopro HD camera. These prizes were made possible
by the generous donations of The Grand Bahama Heritage Foundation, James
Sarles Coldwell Banker Reality Company, Municipal Motors, “Mr. Bahamas”
Robert Harris and an anonymous donator.
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Star of "Cyberbullying", Sarah Knowles