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Southridge Students Win Multiple Awards Including 'Best Female Performance' at ZoomFest!


Southridge student filmmakers and animators won multiple awards including "Best Individual Female Performance" at the ZoomFest awards gala at Mulgrave School on Saturday, December 2nd. This year, ZoomFest had over 100 entries from around the province.

ZoomFest is a 48-hour filmmaking competition for teenagers. Over the course of two days, the teams of students must make a complete film that incorporates the secret theme and prop. This year, the theme was "A blessing in disguise" and the prop was a stamp. Southridge had an unprecedented 95 students enter the competition.

Interestingly, two teams of Southridge students were able to create complete animated films in 48 hours, an impressive and unusual achievement that was recognized by the judges with special honourable mention awards. To view these unique films, please click the links in the awards listings.

Congratulations to all the Southridge students who entered Zoomfest! Please see the list of Southridge award winners below. To see a highlight reel of Southridge student work from ZoomFest, please click here: 


Best Individual Female Performance (Senior)

Didi Wang – "Dear" (Senior)

Jason Xu
Devin Ma
Catherine Mao
Nick Tang

2nd Place Overall

1st Place Junior Technical Achievement

"The Eva Phant Project" (Junior)

Isaac Ewing
Mila Vipond
Eva Lofig

3rd Place Senior Group Performance

"Clo.sure" (Senior)

Kaj Grant-Mathiasen
Fiona Firby
Porsha Kuiper-Hill
Harry Li

3rd Place, Junior Performance

Ashna Dhaliwal - "The Masked Blessing" (Junior)

Robin Lister
Tatum Byrne
Avery Bell

Honorable Mention (Animated Stop Motion Film)

"Sweet Substitution" (Senior)

Savannah Rawlins
Areeba Naeem

Honourable Mention (Animated Film)

"A Blessing in the Sky" (Senior)

Angelina Liu
Hattie Zhang


Thank you,

Chris Westendorf
Senior School Media Arts Teacher