Mile End group scoops Limelight’s ’freefall’ best film award
- Credit: Limelight PR
Young film-makers were in a thrilling ‘free fall’ mood when Hollywood-style glitz hit London’s East End.
Members of the Mile End Community Project scooped the ‘Freefall’ category in this year’s Limelight awards staged at the prestigious Troxy venue last Thursday.
They were presented with the award by Jane Earl from Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre, one of 12 category awards to competing producers from all over Britain and some abroad.
Their film about life in Mile End’s Wager Street was the best of this year’s ‘free style’ films which don’t fall into strict categories such as documentary, comedy, drama or animated.
The Mile End project which trains youngsters in film and the media to help their career prospects is no stranger to the annual Limelight awards, having scooped last year’s ‘winner of the night’ that earned them £10,000 which went towards last Thursday’s ‘Wager Street’ entry.
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But the group was just pipped at the post for this year’s top award which went to the Amy Coop studio in Gloucester for its brilliant Boy Soldiers drama starring schoolkids aged 11 to 14 re-enacting life in the trenches of the First World War.
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