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Southridge Students Win 11 Awards at B.C. Student Film Festival

BC Student Film Festival Winners


Southridge media students won 11 awards and were recognized in front of their peers from around the province on Saturday, May 26th, at the B.C. Student Film Festival awards gala at the VanCity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The awards, adjudicated by industry professionals, recognize the top high school films in British Columbia.

In addition to the regular category awards, Southridge students received seven prestigious craft awards. Grade 10 student Arjan Kochhar was recognized for “Best Cinematography” and “Best Junior Film” for his documentary What Religion Means to Me. Arjan also received a Young Movie Makers Bursary and a CBC Prize Pack.

A big congratulations to all of the talented Southridge filmmakers who submitted their work to the festival! Please see the list of award winners with viewing links below:


“What Religion Means to Me”

Winner, Best Junior Film

Winner, Best Junior Cinematography

Winner, Top Junior Documentary

(Also awarded Young Movie Makers Bursary and CBC Prize Pack)

Arjan Kochhar




Winner, Best Junior Director

(Also awarded $300 scholarship to GIFTS)

Isaac Ewing



“Slice Of Love”

Winner, Best Junior Actor (Ian Sahl)

(Also awarded $300 scholarship to GIFTS)

Julia Thind, Lance Nataros, Hemani Kohli



“Waking Beauty”

Winner, Best Junior Screenplay

Mila Vipond




Winner, Best Junior Sound Design

(Also Awarded VidPro Professional mic kit)

Sarah Tisdale




“Sheep Farm”

Winner, Best Junior Animation

Riley Chang, McKenna Gill




Winner, Top Natural World Film

(Also awarded $1000 scholarship to School Creative)

Hannah Penner




Winner, Top Senior Experimental Film

Rachel Tong, Hattie Zhang, Catherine Mao




Winner, Top Spoken Word Film

Millenia Kitikul