Young film makers from Bath win London 2012 short film awards
London 2012 today announces the young film-makers who have won the first Film Nation: Shorts awards in partnership with Panasonic. The winners have today received their awards at a special award ceremony at Millennium Point in Birmingham hosted by Simon Bird (Will McKenzie from the E4’s BAFTA-winning TV comedy series ‘The Inbetweeners’) and sports TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher.
The winners have received their awards from exciting figures from the worlds of film, TV and sport including heptathletes Kelly Sotherton & Louise Hazel, James & Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins from the ‘Harry Potter’ films), Tuppance Middleton (star of 2009 horror film ‘Tormented’) April Pearson (from hit E4 show ‘Skins’) and Olympic swimmer and TV presenter Sharron Davies.
Young film makers from Bath picked up three awards at the ceremony. Imogen Cripps, Wilf Ratcliffe, Daisy Ruse, Ryan Jones, Ralph Venables, Beth Tong, Lydia Crump, Serena Howard and Lillie Tong were presented win the award for ‘Best Animation 14-16 year olds’ by James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins from the ‘Harry Potter’ films) for their film ‘The race for 2012’, a film that shows the people of the UK are getting ready to race for 2012.
Jess Milverton, Sophie Lester, Scott Kingman, Danny Earle, Ryan Rodd and Ben Harding were presented with the award ‘Best Fiction 14-16 year olds’ for their film ‘The Olympic village’ by Freddie Highmore (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland).In this short film made by six young people living in Haydon in North East Somerset they wonder what would it be like if their village was the Olympic Village? How would things be different? What would the events be like? Who would take part?
Jesse Nash, Jacob Davies, Simon Burdhall, Daniel Ford, Jack Strood, Joe Aldous, Matt Christian Reed, Tim Frances, George Nash, Ben Ridolfi, Benji Corless, James Hayward, Sam Cartwright were presented with the awards ‘Best Fiction 17-19 year olds’ for their film ‘Sparking the Flame’ by Olympic Diving silver medallist Leon Taylor and actress Tuppance Middleton. The film features a young potential athlete who sets out on a personal mission to achieve his dream of becoming an Olympic standard sprint runner.
The winning film-makers will not only see their films screened at the iconic venues at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and showcased on the London 2012 Big Screens around the country, but they are also invited to a 3D film-making masterclass held in the Panasonic Experience Centre at the renowned Pinewood Studios in February next year. During the masterclass, the winners will have the chance to hone their directorial skills through testing the film-making process from acquisition to broadcast with the latest high end Panasonic products.
The winners of nine categories in the Film Nation:Shorts 2010 national awards presented by Panasonic are:
Best Animation (14-16 year olds) The race for 2012 – Imogen Cripps, Wilf Ratcliffe, Daisy Ruse, Ryan Jones, Ralph Venables, Beth Tong, Lydia Crump, Serena Howard and Lillie Tong, Bath
Best Animation (17-19 year olds) Our Journeys – Souzanne Abouzanad, Sarah Abouzanad, Mousa Abouzanad and Liale Al-Hamed, Northampton
Best Animation (20-25 year olds) Sparks of genius – Edward Highton, Leicestershire
Best Documentary or Experimental (14-16 year olds) Phoenix – Liam Cooke, Rhys Quilter, Ryan Bygrave, Connor Fletcher, Jack Copping, Maggie Hargraves, Mark Holmes, Natalia Sanchez-Jinks, Colchester
Best Documentary or Experimental (17-19 year olds) Kids, teens and Olympic dreams – Alicia Netherway and Charlotte Vallance, Newton Abbott
Best Fiction (14-16 year olds) The Olympic village - Jess Milverton, Sophie Lester, Scott Kingman, Danny Earle, Ryan Rodd and Ben Harding, Bath
Best Fiction (17-19 year olds) Sparking the flame -Jess Milverton, Sophie Lester, Scott Kingman, Danny Earle, Ryan Rodd and Ben Harding, Bath
Best Fiction (20-25 year olds) Hath not a child ability – Megan Salter, Sara Harrak and Ed Davis, London & Nottingham
Panasonic Best of Film of the Month Our Country – Zana Abdollah,Canterbury
All the winning films are available to view at the Film Nation: Shorts website www.filmnation.org.uk.