ISP Film Festival

ISP Film Festival

learning area

Arts & Drama

Age Range

13 -18


January – May 2022

Participants per school



Online 2022 / Mix of online and overseas experience 2023 onwards

Lights, camera, action!

Budding ISP filmmakers complete a four-month course learning about everything from storyboarding to special effects in sessions delivered by experts from the film industry.

The course gives students the tools they need to work in teams to script, film and edit their own short film. This is a remarkable opportunity for students to explore issues and themes which are important to them and share their work on a global stage.

Students come together to discuss and share their experiences with each other and have the exciting opportunity to get feedback from film industry professionals throughout the course.

This unforgettable multi-disciplinary project teaches students the importance of collaboration in achieving a common goal and provides an insight into career pathways in film and media.

Of course, no film festival would be complete without an awards ceremony with guest speakers and incredible prizes! This year the Film Festival Awards Ceremony will be online with the hope that the 2023 one being held in one of our amazing ISP schools!

We worked really hard on our film, and we’re honoured that we were able to accomplish this. It was tiring, it was overwhelming, it was stressful, but it was very educational! Fun, memorable, and something that we all became very passionate about!


Student at Instituto Thomas Jefferson Valle Real (Mexico)


The creative journey took 222 aspiring ISP filmmakers through every step of the filmmaking process. That’s a total of thirty-three films making their final cut from 32 schools!

All the films had the opportunity to be voted on under six categories. The winning film crews grabbed amazing prizes and the winners of Best Picture were also rewarded with a 30-hour online filmmaking course. The question is who will the winners of the 2022 ISP Film Festival be? Answer: each and every filmmaker for taking part.


  • Best Picture – Stage 7, Instituto Thomas Jefferson Palomar, Mexico
  • Best Acting Performance – SPIN, Laude The Lady Elizabeth School, Spain
  • Best Original Script – Revolution, Tenby Schools Penang, Malaysia
  • Best Cinematography – Danseur a Mort, Instituto Thomas Jefferson Valle Real, Mexico
  • Best Production Design – Betcha, Claremont School, United Kingdom
  • Best Sound Editing, The Book’s Mystery, Colegio Pedro Valdivia Agustinas & Las Condes, Chile

Learning Objectives

  • Know the basics of filmmaking, from planning through to post-production.
  • Become a better team player and communicator through a multi-disciplinary group project.
  • Be able to use and apply a range of technical skills in a filmmaking context.
  • Develop understanding about the filmmaking and media industry and possible career pathways within it.

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