Twickenham Alive Film Festival Success
2nd May 2013
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The inaugural Twickenham Film Festival has been a resounding success. Over 400 people attended the awards gala at Twickenham Stadium on 26th April to see Toby Allington win the Festival Award with his short film "The Magick of Twickenham".

The Festival aims to foster film making talent in the Borough which has a long association through Twickenham Studios with British classics, such as Alfie and A Hard Day’s Night.

Co-ordinated by local group, Twickenham Alive, the festival was supported by Richmond Council with a Civic Pride award of £5,000. Other local sponsors included the RFU, Twickenham Studios, McGeachie Medd and ourselves, The Best of Richmond!

Over 100 entries came in for the 11 film categories, with each film being at most 10 minutes long.

Winning entries included Borough Community Award winner, Bursting at the Seams, by the Teddington Society, offering a video snapshot of the area and the Borough Attraction Award winner, the Garden of Reason made by young people from Ham Youth Centre and featuring young people performing Parkour.

Here is a full list of festival winners:

Festival Award
The Magick of Twickenham
Toby Allington

Borough Animation Award
School Run Strut
Alban Low

Borough Community Award
Bursting at the Seams
Teddington Society

International Award
Panca Popolare Italiana (Italian Popular Bench)
Werther Germondari

Borough Young Filmmaker Award
Isaac Whittingham

National Drama Award
Oliver Vilas

National Young Filmmaker Award
Art of Motion
Rhodri Williams

National Animation Award
Lofty Thirst
Febrianto Pudi Utama

Borough Documentary Award
River Walk
Joycelyn Lewis

Borough Attraction Award
Garden of Reason
Ham Youth Centre

Borough Drama Award
I’ve Got You
Dias Mussirov

Special mentions:

Borough Young Filmmaker
Cat-astrophe - Ben Elgar

Special Mention – Borough Drama
Nightwalking - Daniel Cormack

Special Mention – Borough Documentary
Poppy Factory - Gordon Swire

Hampton and Richmond Borough Football Club - The Beavers
Nina Gerstenberger

Directed by Femi Oladigbolu / Written by Abraham Adeyemi

Welcome to World Wetlands
WWT London Wetland Centre

Ghost Girl
First Light

It Happened at Arthur’s
Harley Alexander

Copies of the films shown and a gallery of the event will be available here soon.

Entries for next year’s Twickenham Alive Film Festival are already being in invited (deadline Easter 2014).

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Nick T

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