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Toowoomba Grammar School could have the next Stephen Spielberg in its midst, with Year 11 student, Ben Rosenberg reconised at a National Film Festival for the second consecutive year.

Ben won '2021 Best Director' at the Nextwave Youth Film Awards which were held in Coffs Harbour last week. The award was for his film ‘Time Macheen’ which also won the 'Best Film' for the 15-17 years category.

Toowoomba Grammar School also won the Best School Spirit Award (1 of only 3 schools awarded), for their film, ‘Pines Against Humanity’.

The annual Nextwave Youth Film Awards is considered a very prestigious event in film and drama circles, with thousands of entries submitted Australia-wide and only 26 finalists.

Ben won cash to purchase new film equipment and also had the opportunity to attend film workshops during the Festival, alongside his TGS Film and Drama classmates, Darcy Neville and Harry Drynan who attend the event to represent the School.


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