Home Education The winner is: Stoke Newington School

The winner is: Stoke Newington School

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Rhiannon Lewis-Brooke, Cerys Glynn Ramsden, and Oben Atamturk, pupils at Stoke Newington School in London, bagged Best Music Video award at this year’s WJEC Eduqas Moving Image Awards.

Rhiannon Lewis-Brooke

Both judges and audience were captivated by their perfectly executed music video – Serial Killer – which explores the devastating impact of unrequited love.

Social media was their inspiration – Rhiannon said: “You never really know what’s going on around you. What’s real and isn’t. People have so much access to your life and know everything about you… that you don’t know about.”

Watch their music video here: https://youtu.be/gbWa7QCAovQ

The Moving Image Awards, designed in partnership with the British Film Institute, recognises and rewards the UK’s most talented student filmmakers and screenwriters, encouraging more young people to consider a career within the film industry.

The ceremony has gained recognition from teachers and lecturers of film and media courses at institutions across the UK, as well as leading figures in the film industry. This year’s star guest was Matt Charman, Oscar-nominated and award-winning British writer, who not only handed out an award but held a screenwriting masterclass to the guests. He offered this piece of advice to aspiring young filmmakers:

“It’s a marathon; you’ve got to be patient and take your time. People think if they haven’t made it by 22 – it’s over. Actually, for a lot of the people we really respect; novelists, authors, poets, it often happens a lot later in their life when they found that moment and broke through. Keeping going is the toughest thing for anyone.”

Students, teachers and parents from schools and colleges across the UK attended the ceremony to celebrate the success of talented young directors, screenwriters and producers whose work was shortlisted.

Rebecca Ellis, WJEC Eduqas Film Studies Subject Officer, said: “Each year we’re astounded by the high standard of creativity and talent, and this year was no exception. We received over 400 entries from 150 centres across the UK and the judges found it incredibly difficult to choose just one winner from each category. It’s incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to showcase and reward work by such talented young people who have the potential to achieve great things within the film industry and beyond.”

For more information on the Moving Image Awards, visit: http://www.movingimageawards.co.uk/ 

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