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HiFFest 2023 “Reimagining Waste: Stories of Transformation"Exploring transformation to inspire a sustainable future
HighScope Film Festival (HiFFest), an annual short film competition for junior high school studentsorganized by OSIS SMP Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang is back and the event returns toSekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang, South Jakarta, better than ever. The theme this time was"Waste Not" with the motto Reimagining Waste: Stories of Transformation. This theme invites youngfilmmakers to explore the concept of waste transformation and its profound impact on shaping asustainable future. The participants celebrated the power of storytelling to inspire change and showcasethe incredible potential of waste as a catalyst for transformation, innovation, and positive action.In its 18th year, HiFFest continues to open its doors to all junior high school students to develop theirideas through the medium of short films. From HighScope Indonesia Schools and other schools acrossIndonesia. This year, HiFFest features 8 (eight) short film titles by students from 8 (eight) participatingschools, namely:
1. Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang2. Sebuah Pesan - Sekolah Paradisa Cendekia3. Le Parfait - Sekolah Al Azhar 34. Sembarangan - Sekolah Dian Didaktika5. Si Luu - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Bali6. Draw The Future - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur 17. Reduce, Reuse, Repeat - SMPIP Baitul Maal8. Cynosure - SMPIT Auliya
The series of Hiffest 2023 activities consist of two stages, namely 2-day workshop (Movie Workshop)and the peak event, Awarding Day. The workshop activities took place in November 2023. The 2-dayworkshop activities took place in November 2023, in which the participants received guidance frommentors of the Karnos Film. The workshop included various classes covering the basics of filmmaking;Film Production with Ario Rubbik, Script Writing with Mutiara Rizki, Acting with Ocky Yudiandra, Editingwith Rizky Amarulloh, and Scoring with Aprimela (White Shoes & The Couples Company).Awarding Day featured the 8 (eight) film titles above, followed by the assessment of 5 (five) judges whoare practitioners and experts in their fields, namely Angga Dwimas Sasongko (Filosofi Kopi, Nanti KitaCerita tentang Hari Ini, Mencuri Raden Saleh), Ario Rubbik (The Last Barongsai, Hijabers In Love, SatuJam Saja), Angelica Simperler (Incredible Love, Cinta di dalam Perjodohan, 8 Hari Menaklukan Cowo),Dian Hadipranowo (Composer, Film Music Director), and Kanya Kamili Priyanti (Gadis Kretek, Gossip GirlIndonesia, Tunnel Indonesia). The following are the winners of Hiffest 2023 for each category:
● Best Movie: Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang● Best Director: Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang● Best Editing: Le Parfait - Sekolah Al Azhar 3● Best Soundtrack: Le Parfait - Sekolah Al Azhar 3● Best Storyboard (script writing): Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB.Simatupang● Best Director of Photography: Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang● Best Sound Composition: Cynosure - SMPIT Auliya● Best Actor: Sembarangan - Sekolah Dian Didaktika● Best Actress: Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang● Best Poster: Si Luu - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Bali● Best Live Performance: Draw The Future - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur 1● Favorite Movie: Saat Bumi Terjatuh - Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang● Best Sustainable Fashion: Draw The Future - Sekolah Global Mandiri Cibubur 1
The addition of the Best Sustainable Fashion category was added in harmony with the theme of WasteNot. With the increasing awareness of the world community regarding environmental problems, makingsustainable fashion is currently being promoted by prominent players in the fashion industry. In line withSustainable Development Goals for responsible consumption and production, and climate action, thenew category aims to bring more awareness to the issue.
The judges gave high appreciation for HiFFest 2023. Angga Dwimas Sasongko was very happy with hisfirst experience as a judge. "It was apparent that their literacy has developed compared to previousgenerations and that is very encouraging. The event is also cool because it's not just films, there are alsoperformances. What surprised me was that the soundtrack was even made by themselves. So this eventnot only teaches originality, but also teaches independence. This combination all makes HiFFest a veryunique event.” Dian Hadipranowo also said something similar. “These kids are very talented. They have avery great ability to continue what has been planned, and they are very consistent in the works I sawtoday.” Angelica Simperler expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to be a HiFFest judge again. “I'mreally happy to be a judge for the second time at HiFFest. "Again, I was pleasantly surprised by thequality of the films made by junior high school students. All of them were awesome and cool." KanyaKamili Priyanti, an alumna of Sekolah HighScope Indonesia TB. Simatupang felt very proud to be invitedto be a judge. "It feels very surreal, because 15 years ago I was standing on stage, presenting a film,performing, and today I am sitting as one of the judges. It's great to see the development of the currentgeneration, with more advanced technology and easily accessible knowledge. The way they make films ismore developed and well done."
Apart from the announcement of the best films based on the 13 (categories) categories above, AwardingDay was also enlivened by performances from Silktonez, Xscape, Infinity Dance Team, Amora Lemos andUncle John. Congratulations to all of the winners.
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