Last Wednesday, the whole school went to the Manaiakalani Film Festival. There we watched short films made by school kids and their teachers. The films were held at Hoyts Cinemas at Sylvia Park so we had to catch the bus to get there.
got onto the bus at 10.00am. We got to Sylvia Park and 10.15am and
waited until we were allowed inside. On the way in, I saw my Aunty who
was helping with the Film Festival and was going to be there all day.
were lucky because we were allowed to sit on the luxury chairs at the
back. When the lights went out, everyone went, “Wow!” After that, Mr
Coakley introduced the show and then it started. Our class was first and
we screamed with excitement and encouragement to our presenters, Rachel
There were 5 other schools in the theatre with us.
They were Glenbrae, Glen Innes, Tamaki Intermediate and Somerville.
Glenbrae’s movies were all maori movies. Tamaki Intermediate were a mix
of things. I can’t remember the others though.
After the Film
Festival, we walked out together and saw Pt England waiting for their
turn to go into the theatre for themselves. We kept on walking until we
got to the bus where the bus driver was waiting for us.
were all on the bus we all sat down and rested until we were back to
school. I enjoyed the Film Festival this year, but I was really tired
That night, I went to the night session where I saw
other movies that I hadn’t seen in the day session. I really enjoyed the
night session and I liked it better because I saw more movies and I was
with my family and friends.
My favourite movie in the day
session was Happy by Room 7 at our school. I liked it because it was
unique to the others and no one else had done what they did. My
favourite movie from the night session was The Test by Room 18 at Pt
England School. I liked it because it was really funny and nobody had
done anything like it before.