Queen Elizabeth I Takes Crown at First Interregnum Fall Film Festival
After given 12 hours to write, shoot and edit a two-to-five minute film focused on this year’s Interregnum theme “Order and Chaos,” The King’s College student body gathered in the lobby, City Room, and the O’Keefe Student Union on Saturday night. Students were anxious to discover what films the other houses would turn out and who the first Interregnum Film Festival winner would be.
After a back-to-back viewing of all the films the Interregnum judges took time to deliberate.
First place went to the House of Queen Elizabeth I (QE1) and their film, Queen Chelsea, starred Anna Hopson.
“I didn’t really know what to expect in regards to how the film festival would turn out, but I wasn’t surprised my house did well.” Junior and QE1, Annabelle Ford said. “Our exec team this year is really on top of everything and did a great job of delegating the work into teams so that every person helping could put their best foot forward. The energy of the event was electric and everyone seemed to really buy into it.”
The video begins in Hopson’s college dorm room. Appearing on screen as a vlogger Hopson as Chelsea stars in a series of clips. The opening scene cuts to Chelsea’s (Hopson) Freshman year of college. On her YouTube channel, Chelsea (Hopson) chronicles her college experience, showcasing vlog clips from her Freshman to Senior year.
Through Chelsea (Hopson), the House of Queen Elizabeth I reveals how over the course of only a few short years how Chelsea’s (Hopson) expectations of college and life changed. As the last vlog clip rolls on the screen, vlogger Chelsea (Hopson) offers a bit of advice to her subscribers on how life may not be what she planned, but how that is okay.
“QE1’s film successfully depicts Chelsea’s process of realizing that striving for certainty ends in meaninglessness and chaos.” The House of Ten Boom wrote in their review. “She learns it is possible to abandon certainty and reject meaninglessness by accepting imperfection and seeing beauty in uncertainty.”
QE1’s are proud of their houses success, even if they were not able to participate in the competition. Senior, Zsuzsanna Williford was one such house member. Though Williford was uninvolved in the production of QE1’s winning film due to being a member on the Interregnum Committee, she retains her house patriotism and expresses that so many “Queens” hands went into making this film a contender for first place.
“I was very proud to see my house tackle the prompt so well and truly understand what we’re getting at with the theme of Order & Chaos.” Williford said when asked how she felt about QE1’s victory.
Second and third place went to the Houses of Sojourner Truth and Margaret Thatcher respectively, bolstering their standing in the House Cup Competition.
Currently, the House of C.S. Lewis is leading in first place, followed by the House of Ronald Reagan, and in third place the House of Queen Elizabeth I and Margaret Thatcher are tied.
Additional reporting from Campus Editor Libby Winn.