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Sheffield Girls' Year 13 student Emily wins Best Student Film in the Sicilian Film Awards

Sheffield Girls’ is delighted to announce that our Year 13 pupil, Emily, has been involved with creating the short film ‘Lemons’ which has won an award for Best Student Film in the Sicilian Film Awards.

After being selected for ‘Project Paradiso’, a prestigious project from Young Film Academy (YFA), offering a select group of YFA’s most promising students (aged 16-20) the chance to create a stunning short film in a cinematic location in Sicily, Italy, Emily was whisked away to Sicily for a week in February half term, to create the fantastic film ‘Lemons’ against the majestic backdrop of Mount Etna. 


In the wake of their Sicilian grandmother’s passing, cousins Lou, Miles, and Hunter embark on a nostalgic journey to recreate her cherished lemonade recipe. However, as they grapple with their personal ambitions and uncertain futures, their bond is tested as they are forced to confront their individual paths in life.

Featuring as a main character, Emily got to experience her true passion in full force, as she has been partaking in film camps since she was 11. 

Emily, Said: “I’m really happy with this achievement as it’s a massive step up for me. I want to study Film and Production at university, so this was an amazing opportunity. It was really interesting, as I want to be part of a production crew in the future, so to be on the other side of the camera as an actress was eye opening”. 

Interestingly, the filming of ‘Lemons’ involved two other students from GDST schools, Grace and Sophia, who both directed and assisted the production of the film. What a wonderful opportunity for the GDST community to come together and create something fantastic!

A massive congratulations to Emily, and everyone involved. 

Watch the ‘Lemons’ trailer here: 

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