Portland graffiti inspired Tassie film
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.