Young Bedford filmmakers shortlisted for national award

05/07/2012

 

Young Bedford filmmakers shortlisted for national award

05/07/2012

Share To:

Back to news

Article

A film made by young people in Bedford was shortlisted in the Best Animations (aged 17-19) category of the Film Nation Shorts Awards.

The young filmmakers were excited to go to the awards ceremony hosted by Claudia Winkleman at the BFI Southbank in London, Wednesday 4th July. Although they didn’t win, their film was one of only three that made the shortlist in their category, out of a total of nearly 500 films submitted for the awards.

A host of film industry figures (including directors like Mike Leigh, journalists and critics from publications like Total Film and many more) made up the judging panel.

Bedford’s shortlisted film, Increase, was made by Jide Adagun, Abbie Judge, and Sam Williams, under the guidance of artist Helen Hewitt. Daniel Welborn, Coren Brice and Naomi Wallace provided post production critique, and the film was edited by Helen Hewitt and Mandy Jennings.

The animation was created during a fabulous Film Nation: Shorts project delivered by Bedford Creative Arts last year.  A team of animators worked with young people from Bedford and surrounding areas planning, creating and critiquing the work over a period of 10 days.  The processes involved in large-scale group animation draw upon many of the Olympic values – particularly inspiration, determination, excellence and, at times, truce!

Watch Increase on the Film Nation website here

Leave a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest News

April 2, 2019

Red INK Call out to local dance groups

A great opportunity to take part in the curtain raiser for the critically acclaimed Red INK by hip hop contemporary dance company Wayward Thread, is now open for local dance groups. Local dancers are invited to apply to a series of intensive dance workshops in the lead up to the performance on the 19th June.

March 20, 2019

Opinion: The Ed Secretary’s Vision for Character and Resilience is a good start

The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, announced earlier this month that character and resilience are “as crucial to young people’s future success” as academic qualifications. Laying out ‘Five Foundations for Building Character’ (including creativity, sport and performing), Mr Hinds pledged to work with schools and external organisations (including charities and membership bodies) to help all children access activities within each of

January 24, 2019

BCA delivered project is shortlisted for Creative Learning Guild Award

We are delighted to announce that the Creativity for Wellbeing Culture Club project, which BCA delivered with our partner Peter Pan Teaching School Alliance (PPTSA), has been shortlisted for the Primary School Achievement award by the Creative Learning Guild. The project sought to test the premise that cultural engagement has a positive impact on the

See More

Want to get involved? Contact Us