WATCH: Winning entries from the Ipswich Film Festival for Youth

A Melbourne university student has taken top honours at the 2018 Ipswich Film Festival for Youth (IFFY).

Jenae Hall was crowned the overall winner for her three-minute stop-motion film Remaining Grandad.

“It was inspired by the feelings of visiting my own grandad in a nursing home,” the 23-year-old Victorian College of the Arts student said.

“In all it took a whole year to bring together, the first half scripting and storyboarding and the other half building sets, looking for props and filming.”

Hall has written, directed and animated six short films and her work has been screened at film festivals across the world including the UK, US, Canada, Greece, France and Egypt.

In 2017 her short film Nest won the Special Jury Award at the Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival in India.

Remaining Grandad was one of six IFFY winners. Watch them all below.

OVERALL AND INDIVIDUAL AGED 17-25 WINNER: Jenae Hall, Remaining Grandad

SECONDARY SCHOOL: Mansfield State High School, The Sheep in the Clock

INDIVIDUAL AGED 7-12: Ivan Farkas, Homo Sapiens

INDIVIDUAL AGED 13-16: Charlotte Towell, The Company of Plants

HIGHLY COMMENDED AGED 7-12: Archer Wake, Pineapple’s Birthday

HIGHLY COMMENDED AGED 13-16: Ronald Ebert, Onionapocalypse 2 – Onions Growing

Watch more from the Ipswich Film Festival for Youth here.

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