16 Jan

St David's Student Wins Film Industry Award

Chloe Falcon has beaten over 700 entries to take home the WJEC's Moving Image Award 2016 for her music video for Tame Impala's 'Elephant'. This is the first time that a school from Wales has won and we are exceptionally proud of Chloe's achievements. In addition, Kaleb Cox, another former student, was given a Special Mention for his creative animated music video for Vance Joy’s Riptide, demonstrating excellent animation skills.

The Moving Image Awards, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, recognises and rewards the UK's most talented young film-makers. Every year, students undertaking WJEC qualifications in Film and Media are invited to submit their work for consideration by a panel of judges. Chloe was selected as one of three students short-listed in her category. She created the piece during her final year at St David's and is now studying Film at the University of South Wales. 

The award was the presented to her at a ceremony at the BFI in London on Friday 13th January, which proved lucky for Chloe! Media teachers Pip Jones and Matt Andrews were in attendance, along with 12 upper sixth Media students who were there to show their support, and to ensure that Chloe received the biggest cheer of the night!

Pip Jones said:

“It was a pleasure to be there to support Chloe whose work was truly outstanding, demonstrating not only her exceptional creative skills but technically it was superb, making for a very entertaining music video. All our students very much enjoyed the day out, watching many other pieces of short-listed work that were equally of a high standard, as well as enjoying the question and answer sessions with film critics and a director.”

The celebrations continued in the green room afterwards and it was prosecco all round - for those old enough to drink it! We hope that this is paving the way for things to come for Chloe and we wish her every success in the future.