Abbotsford student film goes to Hollywood

An Abbotsford graduate will have her video showcased to Hollywood producers after winning at the 2011 Surrey Film Festival.

A scene from the short film ODDAY

A scene from the short film ODDAY

An Abbotsford graduate will have her video showcased to Hollywood producers after winning at the 2011 Surrey Film Festival.

Yale Secondary student Nikki Segovia topped the best animation category at the festival, with her entry titled ODDAY.

Beyond receiving trophies, all of the top films will be screened at the Emerging Filmmakers Forum in Beverly Hills, California.

ODDAY follows a young girl, played by Rachel Walker, through her day as she spreads colour and picks up unique items along the way.

Segovia did the filming, editing and sound effects for the film. She was the festival’s only entry from Abbotsford, which saw close to 50 entries from 12 schools.

Celebrating its fifth year, the event brought together aspiring filmmakers to watch the work of their peers, inspire one another and network. It showcases films in five categories: short film (post secondary and high school), public service announcement, sports interest and music video, animation, and screenwriting.

To watch Segovia’s video along with the other winning entries, visit http://surreyfilmfest.ca/news/