The final sprint for the Interhall Arts Shield will come down to a matter of points. After Burton & Garron Hall triumphed at Interhall Choir, and Johns XXIII took out first place in Forty Hours of Film, Burgmann College have been toppled from the top of the table.
Forty Hours of Film was hosted by Burgmann College on October 4. The stimuli for the short films were distributed to the teams 40 hours prior to the screening. They required teams to incorporate a musical instrument prop, the National Carillion landmark, and the line “when I come home”.
“There was a really high standard of film making and producing from all of the Halls and Colleges with a really interesting take on this year’s stimulus” writes AJ Proudford, IAC Vice-President from Burgmann College. “The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves! The marks were very close with only a couple of points separating the top three”.
“Its always a wonderful event that really highlights the spirit of the arts and inter-collegiality”.
The winning short film “Sleepwhere” by John XXIII College was directed by Anna Hedstrom, Fi Wilson and Alex Poulos.
“We took the quote in a literal sense, we wanted to keep it simple…we had been overwhelmed with previous entries”.
“We asked the judges why we won and at the end of the day it was the way that it tied together that was one of the main factors.”
The film traced the journey of a young woman lost in Canberra. “Although she thinks she has woken up in the middle of nowhere she was actually asleep in her front yard the whole time and just walked the wrong fucking way.”
The Interhall Choir Competition was organised by IAC representatives from Bruce Hall, with each Choir required to perform two songs. Burton & Garron’s winning programme featured a Daft Punk Medley arranged by Pentatonix and ‘Fix You’ by Coldplay, conducted by a spectacularly energetic Daniel McNamara.
Bruce Hall trailed closely by three points with their performances of ‘Friend Like Me’ from Aladdin and a mash-up of a Pacific Islander Song ‘Monkey and Turtle’ and ‘Siyahamba’, a South African Freedom Song. Other enjoyable performances on the night included John XXIII College’s mash-up of the Lion King’s ‘Lioness Hunt’ with ‘Africa’ by Toto, and Fenner Hall’s playful performance of ‘Thrift Shop’ adapted from the hit single by Macklemore.
The final IAC event for this year is the Theatre Sports Competition. It will be held by John XXIII College next Saturday October 25, after which the Shield will be awarded.
Burton & Garron Hall currently holds first place in the rankings with 129 points, followed closely by Burgmann College on 123 points. To climb back to the top, Burgmann will need to beat Burton & Garron Hall by three placings. A victory at Theatre Sports would afford the winner an additional 24 points. Although it is possible for either Johns XXIII or Bruce Hall, both on 111 points, to take first place, they are unlikely to upset the tally – Burgmann College have taken out the Theatre Sports competition two years in a row.