First Light Goes Global!
First Light films have been shown and picked up prizes all over the world. From Dhaka to Durham there aren’t many places that our films have not been seen!
Here are some of the latest nominations and wins:
- School of Lego won first prize at a film festival in Rio de Janiro, Brazil.
- Kharon won the Tadgell’s Bluebell Award for the Best Short Film made by Young Adults at Auburn Film Festival for Children & Young Adults in Australia.
- Anwylyd & the Donkey won Best Animated Film in Junior Division at CineYouth Film Festival in Chicago
- Beloved won the Best International Narrative Award at the Lovett Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize for Best Child-Produced Film was presented to Can You Teach a Worm to Tango? at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
- A Special Mention was awarded to the film School of Lego in the category Films Made by Children Aged 12 – 15 years old at AniFest in the Czech Republic.
- The Box was nominated at the Teen International Shorts Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.
- DOKKINO Documentary Festival requested the screening of Running Free at their Film Event for Children and Youth in Helsinki, Finland.
- At the MY HERO festival in California, The Race was 2nd place winner in the Narrative Student/Mentor category whilst The Boxer was 2nd place winner in the Student Mentor Animation category.
- Echoes of Substance Misuse and Olympic Dream are in competition at 5th Four Rivers Festival in Croatia.
- EplusTV6, a small city-wide non-commercial TV station in Jackson, Tennessee broadcast Too Many Cooks in February 2010.
- Happy Face Entertainment in Lagos is interested in bringing the vision of First Light to young people in Nigeria, using First Light Award winning films to inspire them.
- A jury of kindergarten-aged children chose The Island by Stockton Borough Council as the Best Film in the Leffis film festival in Finland and awarded it their Moviebug Prize.
- The Ragdoll Girl won and One Week Later came runner-up in the Live Action category for 15-18 year olds at The Shortie Awards in America.
- A documentary filmmaker lecturing at University of Tasmania is heading an academic research project that will look at what children want in documentary and how they engage with documentary, using First Light documentaries as examples.
- Last Chance, Final Rep by GMAC was selected for the 12th Edition Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults in Australia.
- The Island has been selected for the special youth programme ‘School of Life-expanded’, taking place between May 2010 – 2011. ‘School of Life-expanded’ is a yearlong educational programme, supervised by members of britspotting, the British/Irish Film Festival and will take place in class rooms all over Berlin and Potsdam, Germany.