Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

In 2007, af­ter seven years teach­ing at Moss­man State High School and in­spired by the film cul­ture that Port Shorts had es­tab­lished in the area, I was able to con­vince enough stu­dents to be a part of in­tro­duc­ing Film, Tele­vi­sion and New Me­dia, a se­nior author­ity sub­ject, into the school cur­ricu­lum.

To­day, seven years later, Moss­man State High School has four classes of film stu­dents in years 10, 11 and 12, and be­tween them (and two very ta­lented grade seven stu­dents), they had ten films se­lected for Fri­day’s in­au­gu­ral Port Shorts Young Film­mak­ers Awards. Con­sid­er­ing the evening show­cased 20 films in to­tal, the stu­dents ought to be very proud of their ef­forts and achieve­ments.

I just wanted to say thanks. To the Ju­lia’s, the John Rum­ney’s, the Michael’s, the Port Shorts Ex­ec­u­tives (past and present), the musos, the char­ac­ters … to ev­ery per­son that makes this place what it is - this town and the Dou­glas Shire have such a unique and spe­cial char­ac­ter and it is thanks to you.

El­liot David­son, Moss­man

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