Leading education charity, Into Film, has announced that the 2019 Into Film Awards will take place on March 4, 2019, at London’s Odeon Leicester Square. The fifth Into Film Awards are the UK’s largest celebration of young people’s creativity in film. Much-loved by teachers, pupils and the film industry alike, they capture the true spirit of film and creativity, shining a spotlight on the next generation of filmmaking talent.
Each year dozens of young filmmakers and film enthusiasts are recognised for their work at the annual Into Film Awards, which has been previously attended by stars of the industry including Eddie Redmayne, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Irvine, Amma Asante, Will Poulter, Gwendoline Christie, Gemma Arterton and Ruth Wilson to present the youngsters with the coveted awards. The Awards are hosted by Into Film, and championed by Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, who is an Into Film Trustee.
Actor Michael Sheen, an ambassador for Into Film, said; “The Into Film Awards are a great moment for young people across the UK from greatly varying backgrounds to be celebrated for their creativity and achievements in film and filmmaking. They are an important reminder, at an important time, that talent is everywhere, and that film and the arts have a huge role to play in young people’s lives and learning.”
Eddie Redmayne, Actor and Into Film Ambassador said of the Awards: “I’ve been an ambassador for Into Film for a few years now, and I’ve always loved what Into Film does. Getting to come to the Awards…the enthusiasm, the hard work, the tenacity has been very inspiring. I feel like inspiring is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but some of the films I’ve seen, and some of the people - both the students and the teachers… it sent me off with a skip in my step. It’s brilliant.”
Barbara Broccoli OBE, Into Film Trustee and Bond Producer said: “The Into Film Awards are one of the most inspiring events in the film calendar and are a wonderful opportunity to discover a wealth of young creative talent from across the UK. The Awards celebrate the next generation of filmmakers and the schools, teachers and Into Film clubs that inspire their passion and creativity.”
The 2019 Awards are comprised of 14 categories including two new categories to be announced in the new year. The categories highlight celebrate the best and most creative and innovative filmmaking by young people across the UK under the age of 19, and young people who have demonstrated a keen enthusiasm for film through reviewing, reporting or actively participating in their school film clubs. The Awards also recognise the dedication of teachers who use film as an education tool. Nominations will be announced in January:
· Best Film – 11 Years and Under
· Best Film – 12 -15 Years
· Best Film – 16-19 Years
· Best Documentary or Film for Social Change – 5-19 Years
· Best Animated film – 5-19 Years
· Film Reviewer of the Year – 5-19 Years
· Into Film Club of the Year (Primary age)
· Into Film Club of the Year (Secondary/High School age)
· Film Club member of the Year - 5-19 Years
· Teacher of the Year
· Ones to Watch – honouring three young people aged 13-19 who have demonstrated exceptional talent in any aspect of film
The Into Film Awards are organised by Into Film, a film education charity supported by the BFI through National Lottery funding, and made possible with support from the film industry through sponsorship.
For more details about the Into Film Awards visit: www.intofilm.org/awards.