Lizzie Kirkpatrick in Year 9 was thrilled during the summer holidays to discover her short film, Seeking Safety, had won an award in a competition she didn’t know she had entered! The 6-minute film contrasts her life growing up as a 14 year old in the Byron Shire with that of her friend Abdul, a refugee from Afghanistan who moved to Australia to seek refuge from violence and warfare in his homeland. Lizzie made the film as her Tobias project in Year 8, and her mentors Michelle Eabry and Ghita Fiorelli entered her into the Byron All Shorts 2019 Awards, where Lizzie was lauded with a Highly Commended and Encouragement Award. If you were fortunate enough to see her moving and impressively made documentary, you will agree that she is very deserving of this accolade. Well done Lizzie!