East End film awards attract top talent

More than 500 filmmakers flocked to the East End to celebrate the best up-and-coming talents in the world of silver screen entertainment.

Now in its fourth year, the Limelight Film and Arts Awards celebrated the year’s most influential short movies with a red carpet bash at the Troxy in Commercial Road.

MTV and Choice FM host Kat-man led the proceedings while entertainment came in the form of Britain’s Got Talent stars 2n’ A Half Men.

The star of the bash, on June 23, was Jessica Ashman whose film Fixing Luka picked up three awards – best animation, best visual and film of the night.

She was handed �10,000 to go towards her next production.

Limelight CEO, Munsur Ali, said the awards bash had more than 2000 entries and is “spearheading” support for emerging film talent.

He added: “This year we received the highest number of submissions, showing the great demand in filmmaking, yet also the urgent need to support this industry.”

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