UK Film Awards for Young People

The Showcomotion Young People’s Festival’ in Sheffield showcases films made for and by young people aged between 11 and 18. The festival has been going since 1999 and shows a diverse range of films, as well as holding workshops, masterclasses and technical drop-in sessons for young people who are interested in the art of film making.

This year, UNICEF UK worked with Showcomotion to present awards for films made on the theme of children’s rights. UNICEF UK’s Youth Officer, Hannah Jones, was there to present the awards.

The UNICEF UK Youth Award was won by Remix, a group of young people from Sheffield’s Multiple Heritage Service. Led by film-making mentor, Navdeep Kandola, their winning short film was a 20-minute documentary. It was about being a mixed-race teenager, caught up in the middle of two cultures, while trying to find his identity. It was co-produced by Sheffield Independent Film Limited, who are celebrating 25 years of independent film making, training, support and media services for film makers in the UK.

Contact: Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival
www.showcomotion.org.uk
or UNICEF Youth Voice
www.unicef.org.uk/youthvoice
or Sheffield Independent Film
Tel: +44 (0)114 272 0304 Website: www.sheffieldindependentfilm.co.uk

still’ from documentary by Remix, winner of the UNICEF UK Youth Award with the overall audience vote.
Photo: © Sheffield Independent Film Limited

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