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Semester one 2019 winners

View our students' winning short films
At the University of Sydney, people from more 140 countries come together to form our thriving community. The Who Is Sydney? competition showcases our students' stories.

Winner: 'Being an ABC'

Teresa Li (B. Comp/ Adv Studies) and Yiman Jiang (B. Comm/ Law)


Second place: 'A Conversation'

Damian Zhu (B.Arch/ B. Civil Eng) and Hao Huang (B.Arch/B. Civil Eng)

Third place: 'Search for Sydney'

Harsh Modi (M. Management), Lydia Mackie (B Arts) and Joel Boker (Exchange)

Shortlisted films


Jack Zimmerman, Archie Hancock and Jacky Chong

Sydney is Home

Mario Urrutia III, Darwin Kim Bulawan and Ereina Camille Gomez

Why I Moved To Sydney

Sota Maehara and Kenta Ito

Who is Sydney?

Xiaoye Xu and Katherine Wang

Through the Pages

Stephen Sanders, Lachlan Mitchell, Shenghao (Matt) Ma and Sari Ponnet

A Tale of Two Cities / 两座城,一个故事

Yvonne Chow, Shiqing Li  and Jessica Liang

Who is Sydney?

Jacqueline Bennett, Ryan Rizvianto and Reksa Ramadhan


This semester's winning films were selected by a panel of staff and student judges from across the University, including:

  • Dr Bruce Issacs, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
  • Prof Wai Fong Chua, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student Life)
  • Liliana Tai, President of the University of Sydney Union
  • Trixie Young, Multimedia Producer, University of Sydney

Watch all the entries

Every entry can be viewed via the competition playlist on Youtube.

Thank you to all the students who participated in the inaugural Who is Sydney? film competition.