Cut Film Awards 2016


Cut Film Awards 2016

The winner of the London Cut Films Awards will be announced at the national awards ceremony this Monday 4th July.


The event will take place from 2-4pm at BAFTA HQ in London.Based at our CAN Mezzanine Old Street office, Cut Films is a youth charity that has been working in collaboration with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to prevent young people from smoking by asking them to create a short two minute video to persuade their peers not to smoke.

Over the course of the year, over 420 entries have been submitted by film-makers under the age of 25.


Each year Cut Films hold annual film competitions, both in local areas and nationally. The films are then judged by a panel of experts and young people. These are followed by local awards in each location and the Nationals are held at BAFTA HQ in central London.


Stacey Williams, Harrow & Barnet Senior Youth Manager for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation & Cut Films:

“This year 70 films made the long list after being judged online by a panel of four professionals and three young people. The 70 from the long list were then whittled down to a shortlist of 30 films. Finally, the same judges interviewed the shortlisted filmmakers to find out more about their films to decide on a winner.”


Young people and teachers in Harrow & Barnet have said of the project: "Making a film for such a great cause was great as it meant I could use my creative side to really feel like I could make a difference, and share a positive message with the people around me through something I was proud to have created" - Young Barnet Filmmaker, Danielle Berg, 17


"This has been an extraordinary project combining a year 7 PSHE unit about smoking with film and editing skills. The students and staff involved were highly motivated and learnt so much more than if they had been sitting in a classroom. I cannot recommend it highly enough." - Gabriella Nocivelli, Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School, Barnet

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