We are delighted to hear that Sophie's film Emergensea has won two more awards! The film had already won in the KS4 category of the FOBISIA Online Student Film Festival 2022 and then last night at the Across Asia Youth Film Festival (AAYFF) 2022, it was awarded Best Animation as well as Best Film (13 - 15 age category).
Sophie's film, which she worked on with her younger sister Gabrielle, is now in the running for the 'Audience Choice Award'. You can watch it below 👇
Let's hear more from Sophie, and her sister Gabrielle:
"Hi! I'm Sophie Kimberley Lei and I'm a Year 10 student at The Alice Smith School Kuala Lumpur. I'm very enthusiastic when it comes to art and video editing and love to explore to develop my interest further. I learnt how to draw and animate by myself, experimenting with numerous tools and programs."
"I am Gabrielle Dana Lei, a Year 8 student at Taylor’s International School, Kuala Lumpur. I am very passionate about art and animals! I love to draw and spend most of my free time either sketching, painting or drawing either on paper or on my Ipad. I also enjoy animation and started making movies together with my older sister, Sophie when I was 3. I recall having lots of fun creating stop motion videos using our toys as well as drawings we did ourselves while making up fascinating stories and worlds of fantasy as we go. We self learnt the techniques involved in making short films by using apps on our Ipad. It was a lot of fun!"