Film Studies students from Cronton Sixth Form College had an award winning evening at The 2012 Young Liverpool Film Night.
Three former Cronton Sixth Form students were celebrating after they were presented with the awards at the award ceremony held at the Foundation for Arts and Creative Technology in Liverpool.
Jennifer Moore and James Orford both completed their courses at the College last year. Jennifer picked up the Best Cast award for her film ‘Journey’s End’ and James won the Best Theme Award for his film ‘Oh Death’. The winner of the Audience Choice Award was Joe Campbell for his film ‘The Last Supper’.
Joe, 18 from Widnes was previously from Wade Deacon High School and is now studying Media Professional Studies at Liverpool John Moores University after completing his course at Cronton Sixth Form this year. He was delighted to receive the award in person and expressed his gratitude to his A level teachers in his acceptance speech.
He later said, “When I started studying my A levels at Cronton I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to pursue as a career but through studying Media and Film studies I quickly decided that was the direction I wanted to go in. I was really excited at the opportunity to create a film in my second year at college and the support I had from my tutors was just brilliant and helped me to develop the skills I need to further my career. I am over the moon at receiving this award and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening at FACT and the chance to observe the work of other young film makers.”
Head of Performing Arts & Media Sharon Graham added “We were delighted when we heard that a number of our students had been shortlisted to win awards but to actually have three winners is an excellent achievement for our students and highlights the high standard of work produced within Film and Media at Cronton Sixth Form College. I am extremely proud of our winners and also the staff involved in making these things possible for the students.”