Engineering film makers take on the silver screen

EngFlick will again showcase the influence of engineering on the global community through film as winners are announced tonight at the festival event at Convention 2014.

The short film competition run by Young Engineers Australia highlights the importance of engineering in our everyday lives, with young filmmakers given the creative freedom to tell the story of the profession and an engineered world.

“The quality of the entrants this year has surpassed all our expectations, with many engineers demonstrating their inner creative flare,” said Ms Gamila MacRury, Chair of Young Engineers Australia.

“With the theme of ‘a better world’, we had entrants use the competition as an excuse to travel around the world. We had students show us the potential horror of a world where engineers are on strike, and yet others showed us how engineering really does make the world we live in better.”

The entries, judged by the National Deputy President Dr David Cruickshanks-Boyd and members of the Young Engineers Australia National Committee, were assessed on creativity, conveyance of an engineering message and interest to the audience

Engineered by You by David Hodges, Samuel Rees, Tom Merrett won EngFlick 2014 taking home $4000. Both Tom and David are students of chemical engineering and finance, and Sam is a corporate lawyer.

Second place, with $1500, went to Jake Coppinger’s film The Engineering Process. Jake is a Year 11 student with a passion for creating new technologies and documenting them through design and film.

Third place, with $500, for his film A Better World with Engineers was awarded to Madura Senadeera, a Year 11 student at Corinda State High School in Brisbane, Queensland who is keen on a career in either electrical engineering or mechatronics.

The full list of finalists and their films can be viewed at http://engflick.com.au/finalists/

2014 EngFlick Film Festival – including winner announcement

When: Thursday 27 November 2014, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

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