Port­land graf­fiti in­spired Tassie film

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - AMINA MCCAULEY

AMARA Gantz brought to life through an­i­ma­tion a char­ac­ter who cre­ates street art through mu­sic.

Her film, Feel the Mu­sic, won Best An­i­ma­tion and Best Film for her age cat­e­gory at this year’s MyS­tate Stu­dent Film Fes­ti­val, an­nounced yes­ter­day.

“I got it [the idea] from a song I lis­tened to when I was vis­it­ing my Dad in Port­land, and I wanted to start do­ing graf­fiti art, so I in­cor­po­rated that, ac­tual tech­niques, into my film,” Ms Gantz, 18, said.

It took about one year of prepa­ra­tion, which in­cluded three weeks of full an­i­ma­tion time, to cre­ate her mas­ter­piece that won one of the 21 awards at this year’s fes­ti­val.

She said she was stoked to have re­ceived the recog­ni­tion.

“Re­ally shocked, but su­per happy,” Ms Gantz of Ho­bart Col­lege said. “There were so many good films, I didn’t ex­pect to win any­thing but I was so happy to even be nom­i­nated.”

Her dream to is to con­tinue to cre­ate an­i­ma­tions and films and tell more sto­ries through char­ac­ters.

The MyS­tate Stu­dent Film Fes­ti­val Tas­ma­nia had 300 films sub­mit­ted by 1300 stu­dents across more than 80 schools. To watch the films and see the full list of win­ners visit mys­tate­film­fes­ti­val.com.au or visit their so­cial me­dia sites.

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