Congratulations to our high school Cinematography Club for their first-place win (their eighth accolade in the last six years!) at the student short film competition organized by the Jewish Museum of Greece and the Ministry of Education. Films were evaluated according to their relevance, originality, performance aesthetics, and ability to adhere to the competition guidelines. The competition’s theme was "The Holocaust and the Greek Jews," an important topic for Greece and a significant part of Thessaloniki's unique history.
The eleven students did their own casting and acting, directed the production, and edited the final product. Their film, “The Chase,” drew comparisons between the persecution of the Greek Jews by Nazi Germans during WWII and bullying taking place in schools today.
Three of the club members will go on to participate in an educational program sponsored by the Jewish Museum of Greece which will include a visit to Auschwitz in Poland.