The annual Sixty Second Film Festival took place on Saturday 10 June; a beautiful summer evening that was perfect for an open air screening on Meads, against the backdrop of Musa. The competion is open to all pupils and aims to encourage an exploration of cinematography and creativity whilst also developing skills such as editing. Pupils had to choose from a list of ten titles, which they were free to interpret how they wished, with four prizes on offer.
The film festival was attended by pupils, staff and parents, with film producer Merlin Merton judging. Merlin started off as a freelance producer on music videos, picking up two UKMVA nominations in one year. He then founded Blue Shadows Films in November 2013 to develop and produce daring stories into features, such as 10,000 Saints (2015), which premiered at Sundance, and Butterfly Kisses (2017), winner of the Crystal Bear at Berlin.
Merlin gave an insight into his work as a film producer, explaining how he began making one-minute films at his boarding school, and speaking passionately about the rewarding possibilities of life in a creative industry. He offered detailed feedback to each of the film makers, framed by constructive targets and then brought the adjudication to an end with awards for:
Best Editing: Winston
Best Junior Film: Demyan
Best Cinematography: Gerald
Best Senior Film: Gerald
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
19th June 2023
Winchester College CCF had its Biannual Inspection on 14 June and were honored to welcome Major General Bruce as inspecting officer.
10th June 2023
June is Pride month. Pupils and staff reflect on what Pride means to them in a short film.
16th May 2023
After leaving the College, scholarship winner and music exhibitioner Thomas Sharrock, now at the University of Pennsylvania, reflects on his time in Winchester.