Big congratulations to our Wellington media production lecturer Costa Botes and his longstanding mentee Zoe McIntosh who have won a coveted prize in the 2017 Clermont-Ferrand short film festival in France. The festival is the biggest event of its type in the world. It’s a feat just to get selected for competition, then Zoe and Costa’s film The World in Your Window has picked up the Student Prize in the international competition – this is an award given by an international student jury. The jurors described the film as “a real visual poem”. The jury announcement said “we were all touched by the relationship you depicted between a dad and his son. The breath of humanism and tolerance that emerges from your film is extremely moving.” The World in Your Window is directed by Zoe McIntosh, written by Costa Botes and Zoe McIntosh, and produced by Hamish Mortland. It will have its New Zealand premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival mid year.