Welcome to SAIS’s inaugural International Student Film Festival! We are excited to share our students’ work with you. We hope that these first efforts will provide a great baseline to build upon in future years. During the COVID-19 crisis and shutdown, film was a good medium for our Project Based Learning approach, but there are limits to how much we could do exclusively online, so we offer these short films as a first step towards future bigger and better film festivals.

We hope you enjoy our films!

Student Films

 Ava- Cutting back on the meat-eating is crucial to the continued existence of our species.

Angela – The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence.

Judy (Juha) – Trying to solve the mystery is what I enjoy most about writing.

Coco – Stay faithful to the stories in your head.

Karl – It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Aziza: here is a story to help people relize what is happening in the planet.

Amy – It takes a great deal of history to produce a little litterature.

Star – “I am a snow leopard. My name is Snowy. I live on a snow mountain. The snow mountain is very big like a big rock. The snow is clouds on the mountain.”

Ann – Draw for the love of drawing. You don’t need a reason

Jorrin – Where there is loyalty wapons are of no use.

Abby –  Hip-Hop is more than Music, It is a culture. It is bigger than hit songs.

Phineas – Cooking with love provides food for the soul.

Ricky – I think that you have to embracce tha latest technology. for someone to dismiss games as not important would be the same as saying the internet is not important.

Jennifer – Create the things you wish existed

Jack – Everyone should know how to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think

Daniel – A good laugh and a good long sleep are the two best cures for anything

Steven – The poor people are some of the most generous.

Luke – Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.

Michael and Jason – Happiness is reclining on the sofa playing computer games.

Yuki – A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.

David – Video games foster the minset that allows creativity to grow.

Jason – A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

James – Swimming is good after a long stressful day.

Gavin and Kayden – “There was a longer, much more awkward moment of silence. The same person once again asked Roofy his favorite flavor of centipede. Roofy, too, ignored this question again and continued.”

Simon – “Go…” his mother said, “Go… and don’t come back…”. He turned and ran for the kitchen window. He knew he had to follow his mother’s final order, but he wanted to run to her. He wanted to hold her hand and take her with him. He wanted to help her! But he knew he would never make with that “Thing” blocking his path to her.”

Tomy – “OCD is a disorder where people worry too much about something and perform ritualistic behaviour…”

Cherry – “There are Dodo birds on the island, and there is a Dodo bird celled Dannie which inhabits the island.”

April – “Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they sleep in your head.”

Kim – “Yes, Mom,” Ida replied quietly.

King – “Ida, stay near me and don’t make a noise. We will have to go deeper,” Ira whispered to Ida.

Phyllis – “I love the rain in the morning, especially here, on top of the mountain where it is closer to the clouds.”

Bess – Dogs are miracles with paws.

Macy – “I like this game very much because of its high degree of freedom.”