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International adventure for graduate of ECU’S WA Screen Academy

Wednesday, 01 June 2011


Eva Ramdohr, a graduate of Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) WA Screen Academy, recently returned home after celebrating the success of her film XO at the 21st International Student Short Film Festival, held in France in April this year.

The cross-cultural romantic comedy was co-written and directed by Eva Ramdohr in collaboration with co-writer and fellow ECU student Claudia Rondon, who also produced the film.

XO was commissioned by the City of Perth as part of an annual sponsorship initiative to make films featuring Perth locations.

The International Student Short Film Festival took place in the historical Cinema Paradiso in Cergy-Pontoise, near Paris, and showcased 30 outstanding productions from film schools around the world – ranging from Germany and Spain to the USA and India.

The Scarborough resident described her French experience as “magical”.

“I rubbed shoulders with famous industry professionals and spent a few days in Paris visiting film schools and taking in the sights,” said Eva.

 “It was a real honour to be selected amongst such great company. The quality of all entrants was impeccable and the selection that the International Student Short Film put together was of an incredibly high standard.”

Director of the WA Screen Academy, Mr John Rapsey, is very proud his former student’s success.

“It is great to have our films screened at international events. We have a lot of international students and plan to establish more of a presence overseas in the near future,” Mr Rapsey said.

Ms Ramdohr’s trip to France was made possible by assistance from the City of Perth, The Friends of the Academy and ECU’s School of Communications and Arts.

XO recently screened at the legendary Dungog Film Festival in New South Wales in late May.

For more information about the WA Screen Academy, visit

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