Award-winning filmmaker, Amma Asante said, “It’s not just the winners, it’s also all the nominees, their work has been recognized and that makes them real filmmakers.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: London, May 4, 2022:
After a brief hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, education charity Into Film today announced the nominees for this year’s Into Film Awards ahead of the June 28 ceremony.
This year’s film nominations are stronger than ever, showcasing an impressive array of unique stories and cinematic talent that speak to the unprecedented challenges young people have faced over the past two years. The wide range of themes and topics covered includes the impact of lockdown on mental health, the intersection of race and beauty standards in the UK, Ukrainian cultural identity, climate change and environmental protection. environment, managing OCD, tackling bullying, the importance of kindness and the anniversary of the introduction of inclusive education in Northern Ireland.
The Into Film Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the creativity and achievements of children and young people from all walks of life across the UK, and they specifically support the invaluable role that film can play in education. Young people submitted short films – made in their schools, colleges, Into Film Clubs or youth groups – for the annual event, and top film critics, Into Film Clubs and educators will also be honoured. Now in its sixth year, the Into Film Awards is the UK’s biggest celebration of youth creativity and is due to take place at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square on June 28 where an esteemed group of film stars will be on hand to award prizes to the winners.
All films nominated in 2022 can be viewed here: https://intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/into-film-awards-2022-nominees
The 2022 Into Film Awards nominees are:
Changes for a Better World: This new category asks young people to think about the environmental crisis, look to the future, and imagine the changes they want to see and create, whether big or small, personal or at the scale of society.
‘Change Direction’ – Directed by Greta and Nick from Portobello High School – Edinburgh, Scotland
‘Dear Future Generations’ – Made by a group of 16-18 year olds from MediaActive – Shropshire, England
‘Paper Problem’ – Made by Year 6 Film Club at Newton Longville Film Club – Buckinghamshire, England
Best animation – 11 and under:
‘The Lonely Polar Bear’ – Made by Screen Education Edinburgh – Edinburgh, Scotland
‘The Rocket’ – Directed by young filmmaker Ben – London, England
‘Recycle Now’ – Made by Queensbridge Primary School’s Eco Warriors – London, England
Best animation – 12 years and over:
‘Mia’ – Directed by young filmmaker Zoe – Aberdeen, Scotland
“Aggressive” – Made by a student at Countesthorpe Academy – Leicester, England
‘Samosa in Space’ – Directed by Rainbow Collective Film Club – London, England
Best film – 11 and under:
‘What Would You Do’ – Directed by Amy, Freya, Liam and Brandon from Williamsburgh Primary – Paisley, Scotland
‘Integrated Education Month’ – Achieved by a class of 30 at Cranmore Integrated Primary – Belfast, Northern Ireland
‘The Year the World Changed’ – Directed by Lucia, Olivia, Yvie, Olivier, Maisie, Sophie and Bella from Bessacarr Primary School – Doncaster, England
Best Film – 12-15:
‘Food Fight’ – Performed by a group of 24 students from the Pauline Quirk Academy – Essex, England
‘Shades of Beauty’ – Made by Mia, Serena, Miyoko and Kieran of Skills 4 All Ltd – Oldham, England
‘To My Future Self’ – Directed by young filmmaker Charlie – Leeds, England
Best Film – 16-19:
‘Sick Day’ – Directed by young filmmaker Charlie – Hertfordshire, England
‘A Piece of Self’ – Directed by young filmmaker Yeva – London, England
‘Driven to Despair’ – Directed by young filmmaker Freya – Coventry, England
Ones to Watch – in partnership with BFI Film Academy.
Three phenomenal young people who have already accomplished an incredible amount in the film world have been nominated because we believe they have the potential to do greater things in the industry. Each will receive industry mentorship and the overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000.
Eden (17) – Crickhowell, Wales
Nathan Hall (19) – Preston, England
Louise (17) – Falkirk, Scotland
In the film club of the year:
Beechlawn Sixth Form – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Hillside Secondary School – East Ayrshire, Scotland
EGLAM (Eden Girls Leadership Academy) – Manchester, England
Teacher of the year:
Michele McAlonan – Cliftonville Integrated Primary School – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jemma Evans – Penybont Primary School – Bridgend, Wales
Ashley Williams – Newton Longville CofE Primary – Buckinghamshire, England
Summary of the year :
Ella (15) – Chichester, England
Angeline (10) – Devon, England
Joe (17) – Kirklees, England
The Into Film Awards are organized by the educational charity, Into Film, made possible by the support of the film industry through sponsorships and supported by the BFI through funding from the National Lottery, through players National Lottery, and to the UK film industry through Cinema First. The National Lottery raises £36million every week for good causes across the UK.
Famous supporters include Eddie Redmayne, Lily James, Amma Asante, Luke Evans, Michael Sheen, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Will Poulter, Tom Davis, Malachi Kirby, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Bill Nighy, Gwendoline Christie, to name but a few. to name a few: www.intofilm.org/awards