Last night’s Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards were a tremendous success, and found Leeds Town Hall becoming its own little Hollywood for a night with an impressive variety of guests, filmmakers and proud parents in attendance.
As well as introductions and compering courtesy of Leeds Young People’s Film Festival Director Debbie Maturi, Leeds City Council’s Director of Children’s Services Nigel Richardson and host for the night, musician Rob Green, Awards were presented by Lord Major Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor, Councillor Judith Blake, We Are Poets Director Alex Ramseyer-Bache, Stage and TV Writer Mark Catley, Councillor Adam Ogilvie, and Marc Allott, Creative Services Director of Logistik.
The winners were:
Shire Oak Primary School, in the aged 3-7 category for The Monkey Who Wanted to Fly.
Calverley Parkside School, in the aged 8-11 category for The Hat.
The Zone Youth Centre, in the aged 12-15 category for Where Did All the Bagels Go?
Leeds City College, in the aged 16-19 category with Devil Take the Hindmost.
East Leeds FM, in the Mixed Age category for The Story Seller.
Alfie Barker, in the Individual Filmmakers Category, for Imagine.
15-year-old Alfie Barker was also the Overall Winner, continuing his worldwide success after a recent triumph at Epiphany Children’s Film Festival in New York.
The 2012 Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards were presented by ArtForms, with the generous support of Leeds Town Hall, Logistik, Lumen, Leeds Owl Trail, Land Securities Group and Leeds City Learning Centres.
We want to say a huge thank you to all the schools and young people who submitted films and made the event the amazing success that it was. Here’s to an even bigger and better event next year!