Four of us, Luke, Sophie, Charley R, Charlie B got to go to Paris to show our final film “Sweet Valentine” to young people from all over the world. It was very scary having to stand up in front of everyone and answer questions about the film but it was good too. We were not only representing our school but Scotland as well. We were very proud to do this.
It was great to see the films that the other young people had made. We were amazed at how young some of the young filmmakers were and how good their films were. We really liked ‘Le depart’ by Escola Caritos. It was very atmospheric. ‘Ana’ by the school from Bompas was also one of our favourites.
In the evning everyone got together in the park outside the the Cinematheque to have a picnic to celebrate 25th anniversary of Le Cinéma, cent ans de jeunesse (CCAJ). We had brought sweets and biscuits from Scotland to share with everyone and had great fun handing them out and trying sweets from other countries.
Our high points (apart from screening our film of course) were as follows: Sophie enjoyed seeing other schools movies and hearing the stories and concepts behind them. Charley R enjoyed the picnic with other schools and the food (mainly the Italian pizza). Charlie B enjoyed the boat trip on the Seine. Luke enjoyed the Eiffel tower.
Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and sharing your films and sweets with us! We loved it all!