The Into Film Awards returned triumphant in 2016, as we continue to strive to find the best young filmmakers, film clubs, and teachers of the past twelve months.
Held at the ODEON Leicester Square in London on Tuesday 15 March 2016, the event highlighted just how much creativity is present in today's children and young people. We're sure this won't be the only red carpet event these young people will set foot on. Take a look at highlights from the ceremony below.
This year's filmmaking categories were:
- Best live action film (12 and under) - sponsored by the London Film Museum - won by Mossend Primary School
- Best live action films (13 and over) - sponsored by Universal Pictures International - won by students from the BFI Film Academy, delivered by National Film and Television School
- Best documentary (12 and under) - won by Axholme Academy
- Best documentary (13 and over) - sponsored by Cove Pictures and Smuggler - won by Arts University Bournemouth
- Best animation (12 and under) - won by Cyfarthfa Park Primary School
- Best animation (13 and over) - sponsored by Sky Store - won by Rhymney Comprehensive School
And non-filmmaking categories:
- Ones to watch - awards for individual young people who stand out from the crowd - sponsored by EON Productions - view the winners
- Best review of the year - entered via Into Film's review of the week competition - sponsored by IMDb - read the winning entry
- Into Film Club of the year (12 and under) - sponsored by Sky Store - won by Stratton Primary School
- Into Film Club of the year (13 and over) - sponsored by SONY Pictures Entertainment - won by Warrington Youth Club
- Teacher of the year - in association with Guardian Teacher Network - won by Simon Pile
- Family film of the year - in association with First News - won by Star Wars: The Force Awakens
IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. IMDb.com is the number one movie website in the world.
EON Productions is a British based film production company founded by Albert "Cubby" Broccoli, and currently run by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, known for producing the James Bond series.
SONY Pictures is a subsidiary of SONY Entertainment, inc. This year they will be releasing a host of great titles including Concussion, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Ghostbusters.
London Film Museum
The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, supporting the Film Industry and the talent within it.
Universal Pictures creates and distributes theatrical and non-theatrical filmed entertainment. Universal's theatrical slate includes films developed internally, along with co-productions, acquisitions, and films developed by outside partners and distributed by the studio.
Cove Pictures is a joint venture between Patrick Milling-Smith and Brian Carmody, the co-founders of Smuggler Inc., and Red Arrow Entertainment.
SMUGGLER is a Film, TV, Commercial and Music Video production company representing a roster of award winning directors.
Independent Talent are Europe's leading talent agency, encompassing actors, directors, writers, and more. They are sponsoring the pre-event reception.
Sky Store is an easy way to buy or rent the biggest blockbusters or all time classic movies whenever you want, any time, anywhere.
Special Treats Productions
Special Treats have been producing film and TV since 1984, and have worked on films such as Star Wars, James Bond, The King's Speech, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. They are sponsoring the awards' programme.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios
MGM studios is one of the most iconic names in cinema history, ever present on the silver screen since 1924. They are sponsoring transport to the awards for nominees.
First News is the UK’s only newspaper for young people and widest-read children’s publication in the country, with a readership of over two million 7-14 year olds every week. Subscribe to First News using promo code INTOFILM16 and get the first five issues for £5.