Monthly Archives: June 2013

LITTLE BIG SHOTS Film Festival, Melbourne… The Launch, June 2013


01 Winning film tale-refugee

This  film – TALE OF A REFUGEE- was the winner of this year’s Little Big Shots Film Festival.

They won the Best Child – Made Film award.It was made by eight primary school students from Footscray.  It is about refugees, climate change and deforestation and how politicians argue and the problems are still there.

I think that this movie was good and reflected on current issues. It was a bit funny, and serious at the same time – very creative and clever!

02 Omg-western standoff

OMG! IT’S A WESTERN STANDOFF –  won Best Australian-Made Filma hilarious gun-fight in the Wild West. IT has many of the classic things that you would find in a wild west movie! Just wait till you find out what they were fighting over!  Go see it at Little Big Shots!

This was very funny, and a great movie to watch! And, Fake Moustaches… Ha ha!

03 Weepo

Wepo –  another award winning film! It’s about a little alien called Wepo who runs out of gas for his car in the middle of space. He tries many different methods to get out of trouble and does some really silly things!

This  was my favourite film because of how it ends. He waited and finally… go see it at little big shots to see what happened!



JULIAN – another film seen at the launch about a kid who gets told off for dobbing on a bully by his teacher and principal.  Yet,despite this he keeps persisting that the truth be known.  A fictional story about what Julian Assange (a man who wants truth about important things to be publically known but has gotten in trouble for it) may have been like as a child.

This was a great film – telling us to stand up for what is right.

Pictures from The Little Big Shots Website

Little Big Shots 2013 is running till 10th June in Melbourne, check website Little Big Shots for other locations.

Note: Little Big Shots, which is all about helping make great films for kids and by kids relies largely on donations – if you can help please visit the site and also see this creative video featuring Festival Director – Ben Laden


Also you can sign up for their newsletter to be informed of future film festivals and even enter your own film next time.



Mirrors, pencils, paper, mannequins, photo frames and a little bit of inspiration from The Amazing Bobby at ArtPlay… all you need to start a portrait gallery!Open-mouthed smile

In December 2012, I went to ArtPlay for a portraits workshop. I learnt that all you would need to do this is a mirror , a pencil ,paper and patience and eventually…

100_4925         Clock( tick tock)   100_4924 you end up with THIS!100_4931 

Even if you don’t have those materials, or you’re not the patient type,  you could use an iPad to create some art work like my brother is doing here…

From this…100_4929… to this…100_4930 and then finally… THIS!100_4930b Josh Procreate Portrait iPad 2012-10-04

You can do more drawings of course! You can copy mannequins like my brother  Josh did…

100_4926 100_4927And after a while…100_4923 Joshua's THIS! was the final product!

And you can do more pencil drawings of people to add to Bobby’s “inspiration wall” like these that I did…


100_4935         100_4933                                                                                                                         

And plus, you get to frame them…

with the frame that Bobby gives you on your way in (100_4931)

or you can make your own one out of paper       ( 100_4934)

Yup! A creative workshop deserves a creative review!

Here is Bobby’s Inspirational Wall

IMG_5664_Bobby's Inspiration Wall

Age recommendation: Anyone who knows how to operate a pencil!


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