2016 graduation animation Wendell’s Advantageous Adversity has won third place in Canadian student film festival Rising Star.

The annual festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of their passion to make fun and interesting films and videos.

The judges’ panel comprises of fiction and non-fiction directors and producers, stage and film actors and an astronaut – Robert Thirsk after whom the high school hosting the festival is named. In 2009 he became the first Canadian astronaut to fly a long duration expedition aboard the ISS.

Many congratulations to team Wendell on their win! You can view the winning films on the festival’s website.