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AND THE WINNER IS...

The Limelight Film Awards took place on Thursday the 14th of June at the Troxy, in East London. 

The annual red carpet-paparazzi covered gala, with champagne reception was attended by over 500 film makers, celebrities and film / media personalities.

 

 

2012 Film Of The Night Winners Mile End Community Project

Limelight Film Awards is the annual short film awards ceremony that identifies and celebrates emerging film talent.  “This year we received the largest number of submissions, over 265 films,” says founder and CEO Munsur Ali.

Guests were welcomed on the red carpet paparazzi covered strip, with photo and video coverage, followed by a champagne reception, before guests were seated at the ornamented tables.  The show was opened by host Kat Boyce (MTV Base, Choice FM), while authentic Indian finger food platters were served. 

Attendees and award presenters included, Shaun Williamson (actor – EastEnders, Extras), Ace Bhatti (actor - Eastenders), Mark One (BAFTA award winning filmmaker), Ben Peters (music video director – N Dubz, Alexandra Burke), Billy Mackinnon (writer / script editor– The Piano, Hideous Kinky starring Kate Winslet), Ross Boyask (acquisition – Stealth Media), Mickey Ambrose (football choreographer - Footballers Wives, Mike Bassett: Manager), Robert Cavanah (actor / producer – Lara Croft 2, Pimp) and Cllr Rajib Ahmed (First citizen of Tower Hamlets). 

Filmmakers from across the UK and beyond were joined by industry professionals in a two and a half hour show, including live performances by Living the Dream with a solo opening by Renako Mcdonald (Got To Dance), Koo Read (The Voice UK), Luc Skyz (Rapper),  Kirstenana (Best Female at the People's Music Awards) and Andy Abraham (Platinum selling artist from X Factor, Eurovision)

Drama, Documentary, Comedy were just some of the 14 awards categories, alongside the prestigious ‘Film of the Night’ award, which is the £10,000 production award, was won by Mile End Community Project for their film ‘Hood Forts.’ 

“We are absolutely ecstatic to have won.  Limelight Film Awards has shown us that real opportunities exist, which means a lot to our young film makers especially in a challenging area of Tower Hamlets,” says Nurull Islam, Project Manager.  Mile End Community Project is a voluntary organisation set up to equip and educate help local young people.

Limelight is paving the way in identifying emerging British film makers while helping to strengthen the industry.

 

The Full list of 2012 Winners are below

Animation

Film Name

Director

All Consuming Love (Man In A Cat)

Louis Hudson

 

Comedy

Film Name

Director

My First Spellbook

Gavin Laing

 

Documentary

Film Name

Director

Tired Of Playing Basketball

Sam Rowland

 

Drama

Film Name

Director

Clench

Riffat Ahmed

 

Experimental

Film Name

Director

Trunks

David Hewitt

 

Horror

Director

Film Name

Ella

Dan Gitsham

 

Music

Film Name

Director

Focus

Andy Shackleford

 

Sci Fi

Film Name

Director

Jouet

Mike Buonaiuto

 

Thriller

Film Name

Director

The Killing Game

Satnam Purewal

 

Free Fall

Film Name

Director

The Wraith

Tom Walsh

 

School Screenplay

Film Name

Director

Hoodforts

Mile End Community Project

 

School Production

Film Name

Director

Dear Dad

Wanstead High School

 

Best Visual

 

Film Name

Director

Bleach

Lynsey Miller

 

Film Of The Night

Film Name

Director

Hoodforts

Mile End Community Project