London 2012: Young film-makers win Olympic screenings
- 26 October 2011
- From the section UK
Young film-makers from across the UK have won the chance for their work to be shown at London 2012 venues.
A competition launched in June 2010 invited 14-25 year-olds to send in short films - from animated films and dramas to documentaries - celebrating Olympic and Paralympic values.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in East London on Tuesday.
Ruth Mackenzie, the Cultural Olympiad's director, said: "Shorts is a programme which will deliver a powerful message about our intentions to put young people and their creative power into the heart of the 2012 Games."
The winners were:
- Best Animation (14-16 year olds): The People's Big Book of Inspiration (Alex Walker, Emily Bough, Faye Addy, Briony Sayers, Erin Josh, Sarah Blithe, Dough White, Alex Christie, Charlotte Beswick, from York)
- Best Animation (17-19 year olds): Determination (Ella Townsend and Jamie Gascoigne, from Nottingham)
- Best Animation (20-25 year olds): Be The Best (Will Marsh, from West Bromwich)
- Best Documentary or Experimental (14 - 16 year olds): Mind or Matter? (Conner Weir, Kris Hewitt, Eddie Quin, Philip Chong, Christopher Mckernon, Richard Cordner and Jordan Page, from Northern Ireland)
- Best Documentary or Experimental (17 - 19 year olds): Wheelchair Basketball (Samuel Charlery, Damien Allie and Lauren Palmer, from London)
- Best Documentary or Experimental (20 - 25 year olds): The Great Wight Attack (Stephen Salesse and Jonathan Lovell-Knight, from the Isle of Wight)
- Best Fiction (14 - 16 year olds): Liar (Kyle Yallop and Jake Cook, from Lincolnshire)
- Best Fiction (17 - 19 year olds): Respect (James Watson, Ian Burrows, Calum Hemphill, Jamie Budge, Emily Prentice and Luke Holland, from County Durham)
- Best Fiction (20 - 25 year olds): BOB APPLE (Jacques Colgate, Luke Huntley, Katie Lee, Lisa Pickard, Helen Pocock, Matthew Purnell, Leslie Saunders and Emma Stoke, from Cardiff)
- Panasonic Best of Film of the Month: Tea Sports (Anna Kommers, Elis Matthewson, Lowri Faber, Keira Rhodes and Tom Reeves, from South Wales)
- Best Truce Film: Safe Passage (Shadi Al-Begain, Luke Andrews, Annalee Pardoe, Jospeh Poppie, Dominic Green, Jessica Simmonds, Max Watkins and George Godden, from Port Talbot)
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is a four-year celebration of Olympic and Paralympic culture, aimed at inspiring creativity, especially among young people.
It will culminate in the London 2012 Festival, a series of nation-wide events from 21 June incorporating dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film and digital innovation.