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Award Winners

Chloe Falcon, James Havery, Charley Gaidoni, Jack Brazil, Francis Cousins and James Hastings.

The third annual Moving Image Awards was held on Friday 13th January at the BFI Southbank in London to celebrate the work of some of the UK's brightest young filmmakers.

Guest Director

Our special guest director, writer and actress Alice Lowe presented a Film-makers Masterclass at an audience made up of students from across the country. Alice made her screenwriting debut in the award-winning Sightseers in 2012 as well as appearing in film and TV productions including Locke (2013), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The Mighty Boosh (2007).

Joining Alice was Iyare Igiehon, a former BBC6 Music presenter and regular on BBC 5Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’. Igiehon is also the founder of the diversity initiative S.O.U.L. (Screening Our Unseen Lives) which is an advocate for diverse voices in British film and TV.

Film Critics

Iyare was also joined by two guest presenters, film critics and broadcasters Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Anna Smith.

Larushka is an experienced journalist/broadcaster, and has been the Film Editor for the Metro since 2006. She will be presenting the award for Best TV Extract.

Anna Smith is a contributor to The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Metro, ELLE, Empire, The Hollywood Reporter and many more. She is a regular film expert on The Film Review (BBC News TV), Sky News and BBC Radio. A former magazine editor, Anna has spent over a decade specialising in film and has been Vice Chair of the London Film Critics’ Circle since 2009.   She presented the award for Best Film Extract.

Larushka and Anna delivered an interactive talk on ways into Film Journalism.


Judges of the event were overwhelmed by the quality of entrants, and told the audience how difficult it was to choose a winner in each of the six categories. However the winners of the 2016 Moving Image Awards were:

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Cloud, James Harvey, The Sixth Form College, Farnborough

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Deadline, Charley Gaidoni, Hitchin Girls' School, Hertfordshire

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Remember Remember, Francis Cousins & James Hastings, The Sixth Form College, Farnborough

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Best Music Video

Tame Impala: Elephant, Chloe Falcon, St David's Catholic Sixth Form College, Cardiff

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Best Entry 16 or Under

Paper People, Jack Brazil (Short Film), Finham Park School, Coventry

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2016 Overall Winner

Cloud, James Harvey, The Sixth Form College, Farnborough

WJEC Film Studies Subject Officer, Rebecca Ellis said:

"The standard of work submitted this year was exceptionally high. We were delighted to showcase the work of some of the country's most exciting young filmmakers who will no doubt play a significant role in shaping the future of film."

WJEC would like to extend its appreciation to the event's sponsors including the British Film Institute, Golley Slater, Brecon Carreg, Castell Howell Foods, Illuminate Publishing, KK Solutions, Uprise Print, Young Film Academy, Schools Mailing and My Company Clothing.

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