‘Hidden Heroes’ puts young film-makers in the Limelight at the Troxy

Hidden Heroes... film-makers come into the Limelight

Hidden Heroes... film-makers come into the Limelight - Credit: Limelight

Young film-makers from London’s East End scooped the top prize at this year’s Limelight London film awards for best animated feature.

They picked up the ‘Oscas’-style accolade at Stepney’s Troxy venue.

Their animation Hidden Heroes about how letters were delivered to soldiers in the trenches of the First World War was created during sessions run by Tower Hamlets Council’s A-Team Arts, at Whitechapel’s Brady centre.

It won the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Rising Star award in partnership with Cutting East, the youth strand of the East End Film Festival.

Those involved in the movie-making also worked towards a national qualification, the Silver Arts award.

Youngsters taking part in the council’s ‘House of Talent’ project were also involved in the production and were presented with their award by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs.

“I am looking forward to seeing more of the artistic endeavours,” the Mayor said afterwards. “The young people created an interesting film which has been fittingly recognised.”

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Hidden Heroes tells the little-known story of how letters from families in India were delivered to relatives serving on the Western Front in France in the 1914-18 War. The short film portrays its story through stop frame animation.