On Saturday 27th June, nearly ninety Luton primary and secondary school pupils who had taken part in the National Young Filmmakers Network "Cineclub" over the last academic year, met at The Hat Factory on Bute Street in Luton for a special screening of their films.
The pupils, all of whom were part of the Luton Cineclub Cluster co-ordinated by elearning@luton, had taken part in a twenty week programme of film making and film appreciation and, as well as watching each other's movies with their family members, also had to vote for their favourite film of the year.
All of the films produced had adhered to the five Cineclub rules - every pupil had to submit an original pitch for the film, no film could be longer than four minutes, every pupil had to film at least one shot in the film, every pupil had to edit their own version of the film and every film had to include a homage sequence from a classic or contemporary film.
The standard was extremely high and voting was very close, but the winners were as follows:
The pupils now have another exciting event to look forward to, as five films from the Luton Cineclub Cluster are going forward to compete in the National Cineclub Awards at the BFI Southbank on 14th July.
Cineclub will begin again in Luton schools from October 2009 - if you would like to take part please contact Emma Darcy on 01582 499670 or by emailing email@example.com.