The education charity Into Film, which focuses on training for up and coming talent, announced its awards at a star studded ceremony.

Education charity Into Film has announced the winners of its prestigious Into Film Awards at a star-studded ceremony in ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, London. Hosted by broadcaster and comedian, Sue Perkins, the event featured celebrity presenters including Lashana Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Morfydd Clark, Jack Lowden, Tom Ellis, Joanne Froggatt, Stacey Dooley, Michael Ajao, Anson Boon, Aliyah Odoffin, Celyn Jones, Emma Appleton, Ben Shires, Sebastian Croft, Sheyi Cole, Thaddea Graham, Marli Siu, Lola Petticrew, and Samuel Adewunmi.

Into Film is the UK’s leading charity for film in education, and we’re proud to work with them – it’s been a keen supporter of Film Junior magazine.

It support educators to  deliver film-related work for children and young people aged 5-19 in class, extra-curricular settings and in cinemas.  Its programme features the UK’s only school-specific film streaming service (Into Film+), online teaching resources and training, careers information, cinema screenings and a network of extra-curricular film clubs. The core Into Film programme is free for UK state schools thanks to funding from the National Lottery (through the BFI), Cinema First and Northern Ireland Screen.

Barbara Broccoli, long time Bond producer and Into Film trustee, said that “the Into Film Awards shines a spotlight on emerging young filmmakers and helps young people understand the career opportunities the screen industry might hold for them, bringing in new talent and addressing the critical technical and craft shortage we are facing in the industry”.

The award winners are as follows:

Changes for a Better World: This new category asked young people to consider the environmental crisis, and to look ahead to the future and imagine the changes they want to see and create.

  • ‘Change Direction’ – Made by Greta McMillan (18) and Nick from Portobello High School – Edinburgh, Scotland

Best Animation – 11 and Under:

  • ‘The Lonely Polar Bear’ – Made by young filmmaker Alex with Screen Education Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland

Best Animation – 12 and Over:

  • ‘Mia’ – Made by young filmmaker Zoe (16) – Aberdeen, Scotland

Best Film – 11 and Under:

  • ‘The Year the World Changed’ – Made by Lucia, Olivia, Yvie, Olivier, Maisie, Sophie, and Bella from Bessacarr Primary School – Doncaster, England

Best Film – 12-15:

  • ‘Food Fight’ – Made by a group of 24 pupils at Pauline Quirk Academy – Essex, England

Best Film – 16-19:

  • ‘Driven to Despair’ – Made by young filmmaker Freya (17) – Coventry, England

Ones to Watch – in partnership with BFI Film Academy.

Each of these nominees will receive industry mentoring and the overall winner, an additional prize of £1000.

  • Eden Quine-Taylor (18) – Crickhowell, Wales

Into Film Club of the Year:

  • EGLAM (Eden Girls Leadership Academy) – Manchester, England

Teacher of the Year:

  • Jemma Evans – Penybont Primary School – Bridgend, Wales

Review of the Year:

  • Ella (15) – Chichester, England

You can view the winning films and find out more information about Into Film on its official website.

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