It’s the feeling that usually fills the air the final week of school, where we celebrate everything our students have an accomplished during the semester.
But pride isn’t the emotion that’s been in my heart these last few weeks, with the recent revelations about our society, industry and institutions within, including our school. Insecurity, helplessness, sadness and anger are emotions that have been in much more use than pride.
But despite this we can allow ourselves to feel pride this coming week. We’re proud of our first term students experiencing their very first premiere. We’re proud of all our students who worked hard and now premiere their various projects. Documentaries, short films, introductory films and many more. And of course, not forgetting the students that lent a hand to make these projects a reality.
We can also be proud of our graduated students this fall. It’s hard to find a TV-Series or feature film crew that doesn’t include an Icelandic Film School re-union on set. We can also be proud of our former students, who have bravely come forward, and by telling their story made our school becomes a better place.
And last but not least, we can be proud of our graduating students, who this week finish their two year study with the premiere of the final project. To them we say with pride … congratulations and good luck.