Self Portrait (Secondary Winner 2023)
SSDC Secondary Film: Best Film
Judged by Julia Parnell
Self portrait - Rotorua Lakes High School
Connor Lynd has crafted an excellent memoir film, demonstrating an uncanny level of self-awareness. He deals will the difficult process of growing up and confronting the realities of life with such honesty that it stops the film from being self-indulgent. Personal archive and sourced footage alongside his own shot footage have been well edited to demonstrate and highlight his life’s journey. While the film deals with the most difficult of life changes from child to adult, whatever their age the viewer will find themselves considering their reactions to life changes, loneliness and love.