St Albans Film Festival winners crowned at dazzling ceremony
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ST ALBANS’ first film festival went out with a bang last night (Sunday) at a glamorous awards ceremony in the city centre.
All the actors, directors and teams involved in the movie-focused event descended upon Havana in Victoria Street along with the woman of the hour and festival director Leoni Kibbey.
Magic FM DJ Martin Collins co-hosted the awards with Leoni and a red carpet flanked by two showgirls awaited the lucky winners. In addition to the main award for each category, a judges’ special mention was up for grabs.
Speaking to all the film-makers last night, Leoni said: “Sorry I couldn’t award everyone but I hope by just having your film in our very first festival shows that we really think your work is amazing, and I hope you continue to enter your films.
The mini student film awards were awarded on Saturday, March 9, at a ceremony at St Peter’s School in Cottonmill Lane.
Leoni added: “We hope to inspire generations to enter their films into more film festivals in years to come.”
For extended coverage and pictures of the 2013 St Albans Film Festival read the Herts Advertiser this Thursday.
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The winners were as follows:
MAIN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
MAIN FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Judges special mention: SKETCH – The Walker Twins
Winner: BAGGAGE – Dir. Peter Butler
Judges special mention: FELDSPAR – “THE FLAT & PAPER SKY” – Dir. Craig Heathcote
Winner: REGGIIMENTAL FEAT MATT HENSHAW “STAND BY THE WINDOW” – Dir. Adam Awni
Judges special mention: SKIN – Dir. Janina Vilsmaier
Winner: THE GUEST – Dir. Kira De Hemmer Jeppeson
Judges special mention: DAWID AND DOMINIK Dir. Andrew Salamonczyk
Winner: ROCKET BOYS –Dir. James Button
Judges special mention: PHONE SEX GRANDMA – Dir. Jack Truman
Winner: PRODIGAL SON - Dir. CJ SCUFFINS
Main short film
Judges special mention: GRACIOUS AWAKENINGS - Dir Ben Jacobs, starring James Callas Ball, St Albans
Winner: TIME 2 SPLIT - Dir. Fabrice Bracq
Judges special mention: Darren Kent - Sunny Boy (Main short)
Winner: Kerensa York - Lines in the Sand (Main Short)
MINI STUDENT FILM AWARDS
Best mini student film:
A DOG – Oscar Simmons, Shenley, Herts
Best performance by an actor or actress:
Emily Horton-Harpin, St Albans
LOVE LETTER – Written, Produced, Directed, Edited and Performed by Emily Horton-Harpin
Best Class entry:
TRUTH OR DARE - Lydate J&I School, Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Golden Nugget award:
KILPATRICK SNOWMAN - Kilpatrick Primary School, a special needs school in West Dunbartonshire
Made in St Albans film award:
THE DETECTIVE – Jack and Ashley Campbell, Age 14, St Albans