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Southridge Students Win 11 Awards at B.C. Student Film Festival including “Best Junior Film!”

Southridge media students won 11 awards and were recognized in front of their peers from around the province on Saturday, May 25, 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 five prestigious craft awards. Grade 10 student Helena Hockertz was recognized for “Top Junior Director,” “Top Junior Editor,” and “Top Junior Film” for her Silent Film Trickster. Jon Hilton, who starred in the film, was also awarded with “Top Junior Male Actor.” Ishana Bala, another Grade 10 student, received the “Top Junior Female Actor” award for her role in the film Found, directed by Nylah Grewal.

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:


Winner, Top Junior Film

Winner, Top Junior Directing

Winner, Top Junior Editing

Winner, Top Junior Music Video

Winn, Top Junior Male Actor (Jon Hilton)

(Also awarded Young Movie Makers Bursary, Pacific Cinematique ticket package, and Emily Carr Prize Pack)

Helena Hockertz



Winner, Top Junior Dramatic Narrative

Winner, Top Junior Female Actor (Ishana Bala)

(Also awarded Pacific Cinematique Gift Pack)

Nylah Grewal, Ishana Bala



Winner, Top Junior Promotional Video

Jorina Lee, Jamie Chang, Emma Lawson, Nisha Neelakant


“Healthy Veggies”

Winner, Top Junior PSA

Jorina Lee, Ally Wellar


“What Scootering Means to Me”

Winner, Top Junior Action/Lifestyle

Evan Penner



Winner, Top Senior Music Video

Harkaran Dial, Michael Golos, Isaac Ewing, Jason Kitikul,

Devon Jenkins, Trevor Fowler