The Oscars Come to Sark
On Friday 10th February the bright lights of Hollywood lit up Sark for the island’s first Film Festival and Oscar Award Night. Over 130 islanders filled the Island Hall, all in evening wear in honour of the glamorous occasion, to see the films that Sark School children have been working on since September. The Hall was decked out with candlelit tables and fairy lights and, of course, there was a red carpet for the stars and starlets to tread.
Class One students arrived on a specially illuminated bus, better known as the toast rack. During the evening ten Oscar Awards were presented. Five were for films all of which were shown during the evening. The Best Film award went to the Class One nativity filmed on location around Sark and Best Adaptation was the Class Three film of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
There were also three original films written and performed by members of Class One, ‘The Misunderstanding’, ‘A Laughable Lunch’ and ‘The Bump’. Five individual Oscars were also awarded for best supporting actor and actress, best comic performance and best actor and actress.
Class Two performed an Aztec dance as part of the live entertainment and sold their original chocolates and truffles that they had made as part of their topic on chocolate. The whole evening lasted 2 hours and was a resounding success with many saying it was their best evening out in years. (With thanks for Jan Guy and Amanda Mason for their photographs.)