Wanaka girl wins film award

DEBBIE JAMIESON
Last updated 09:18 06/12/2013
Daisy Thor-Poet

Wanaka school girl Daisy Thor-Poet has won an international film festival in Paris.

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AWARD WINNING TEEN: Daisy Thor-Poet has won the Panasonic Kid Witness News filmmaking competition.

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A film produced by a Wanaka school girl was named winner of an international film festival overnight.

Daisy Thor-Poet produced the film titled Forever Emily that was chosen from 650 entries from 28 countries and tells the story of her observations of her family dealing with her uncle's passing from a teenager's point of view.

Her sister Ming plays Emily's ghost in the five-minute story.

The Mt Aspiring College pupil was in Paris to collect the prize at the internationally-renowned Panasonic Kid Witness News filmmaking competition.

Her entry was shortlisted among the top six in the global competition and was up against schools from China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and Russia.She filmed and edited the film, which took her 14 weekends and 60 hours to produce.

Thor-Poet has been involved in the competition since 2010 and her work includes Giving Back a film about respecting and appreciating the environment we live in and The Invitation a film about the quest to find new friendship got her to the global finals, she flew to Vietnam last year as a finalist.

She is also a finalist for her most recent film Searching for Summer, a short film about finding your identity and place in the world and she will be travelling to Bangkok in January next year to represent her school in the regional judging prior to starting Year 12. 

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- The Southland Times

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