Top actor's praise for pupils' films
FOUR local primary schools scooped film awards at a county ceremony presented by acclaimed actor Jim Broadbent.
Children and young people from schools across the county joined representatives from the film industry and education for the black tie event at the Engine Shed in Lincoln.
The Lincolnshire Awards for Film Teamwork Achievement (LAFTA) showcase the talents of the county's young film makers and have established a prestigious partnership with Warner Bros UK and Disney.
Scooping the top prizes for their film creations were: Foundation stage Woodhall Spa St Andrew's Church of England Primary for Penguin's Got Talent; Year 3 and 4 fiction went to Alford Primary School for Fingerprint; Year 5 and 6 non-fiction was picked up by Horncastle Community Primary for World War II and structure/narrative went to Horncastle Queen Elizabeth's Grammar for Pray.
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Alford Primary School also won the Patron's Award with Jim Broadbent voting the film his favourite primary school submission.
The Lincolnshire Awards for Film Teamwork Achievement is co-ordinated and managed by CfBT Education Trust, who provides education services for the county council.
The event began in 2007 and Jim Broadbent has been involved as patron from the start.
Mr Broadbent, said: "I have always been impressed with the standard of films and this year is no exception.
"They are really brilliant, showing great skill and imagination. The films show lots of different and exciting ways to tell a huge variety of stories."
Winners took home a unique trophy that has been designed and manufactured by the pupils of Boston Haven High Academy with the help of internationally renowned sculptor Roger Lee.
Executive Councillor for Children's Services, Patricia Bradwell, said: "I am delighted that year on year we are able to recognise and celebrate the achievements of so many of our talented young film makers here in Lincolnshire.
"The success of this event shows how dedicated and committed we are to supporting the development of creative skills in our young people."
The shortlist for the LAFTAs Film Awards is drawn up with the support of the film industry and education including the BFI, Film Club, University of Lincoln, The Media Archive for Central England and Lincolnshire One Venues.
Alford Primary's The Fingerprint can be viewed online at www.alford.lincs.sch.uk