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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

Films about Covid and mental health collect the honours as Northampton celebrates its movie making talent

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields Cineworld which celebrated upcoming movie talent in and around Northampton.

Compered by NLive radio’s Dr Audrey Tang, guests were welcomed to the ceremony and screening of the winners by Becky Adams of Screen Northants who described the event as “the East Midlands Oscars”.

Cineworld had even laid on a red carpet outside the cinema as participants arrived in dinner jackets and evening wear.


Runner up: Leo Kelly of Northampton College for Hope

Winner: Duston Eldean Primary for Covid A Child’s Perspective

16 and Under

Winner: Oscar Myles with No Time to Explain

Best Documentary

Runner up: Jay Martin with Red to Blue

Winner: Catherine Rose with A Life Worth Living

Best Drama

Runner up: Hope by Leo Kelly and Keep Off The Grass by Tyla Sharp

Winner: Swing by Marcus Thomas Anthony

Sketchy Link to Northampton

Runner up: A Change In Time by Pat Knight

Winner: Tyrannosaur and The Secret Garden by Joey Lever

48 Hr Challenge

Winner: Connor Mclean

Our social media coverage courtesy of @nosylocaljourno:

The fabulous @DrAudreyT from @NLiveRadio introduces @NNFilmFestival at @cineworld #Northampton

I’m being Mrs @TheNeneQuirer tonight, which is nice

It’s awards night for the film festival with #Northampton schools up first

@NorthamptonColl and @Dustoneldean taking the spoils

Catherine Rose from @StAndrewsCare wins best documentary, presented by @BBCNorthampton‘s Kerrie Cosh

Best drama is Swing by Marcus Thomas Anthony (don’t trust my spelling on these, I’m winging it)

Next up is ‘best link to Northampton’
Winner is Steve Price

Here’s Steve!

Winner of winners prize for 48hr film challenge is presented by @ScreenNorthants boss Becky Adams to Connor MacLean (who is a previous winner and gets plaudits from every judge). 👏

Originally tweeted by Hilary Scott (@nosylocaljourno) on May 23, 2022.

Click here more videos including double runner up Hope by Leo Kelly at the Screen Northants website

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