Sunday June 24, 2018



BFI Awards Ceremony 2017

BFI Awards Full Group ShotThe glitz! The glamour! The glory! It's the start of awards season, and that can only mean one thing, the results are in on the most important of them all. The BFI Film Academy screening and awards ceremony at Rich Mix. There were well over 100 people there, including the head of the programme at the BFI, Nikki Christie, and rising British star Ella Purnell who presented the audience choice award, which was chosen by public vote after the screening.

Congratulations to 'Bad Taste' who won that award and congratulations to all the other film-makers who each won awards for their excellent work. A big thanks to all the friends and family who came along to support them and who gave each film a rapturous round of applause and who whooped the roof off of Rich Mix as the awards were handed out. The full list of prizes and winner were:


Best cameo appearance: All the actors in “End of the Line”


Best inanimate object: Some irresistibly yummy chocolate muffins in “Queen Cakes”


Best kitchen sink drama: White goods and magic dust in “Gloria and Goliath”


Most uncomfortable moment: First date paranoia in “Bad Taste”


Most memorable moment: Time for a saw head in “Early Bird”


Audience choice award: "Bad Taste"


In true Oscars style we would like to thank a few people who came and inspired our young filmmakers, including: Producers Tom Kerevan and Alex Lightman from Cannibal Films; Directors Mo Ali and David T Lynch; Independent Film Producer Rob Watson; DoP Vanessa Whyte; Editor Ellie Johnson; Sound Engineer Stuart Reed; Production Designers George Mizen, Daniella Button and Matthew Button from Creative Arts in Film and Lucy Brett from the British Board of Film Classification. 

Each of our film crews worked with a professional filmmaker to guide them through the filming process and I would like to thank our mentors: Bevan Walsh, Xiaowen Zhu, Mmoloki Christie, Sam Massud, Katy Planchette and Dan Brown. Dan Brown also put together the audio visuals for the ceremony.


A big thanks to all of them.  But of course the biggest thanks goes to all the participants for bringing their passion, talent and commitment to the course.  But though the awards are on the mantlepiece the work isn't over yet, as they are all working towards a Silver Arts Award as part of the project.



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