Winners announced for the 2019 Into Film Awards

Winners announced for the 2019 Into Film Awards

Into Film Club of the Year: Secondary – Rowlands Youth Club, with Radzi and Jack Lowden

Young filmmakers recognised for their creativity in star-studded event hosted by Into Film and supported by the BFI

Film education charity Into Film have revealed the winners of their fifth annual Into Film Awards, which aim to recognise the skills of young filmmakers from across the UK. Hundreds of young people from the ages of 9 to 19 were encouraged to submit their own short films for consideration, with nominations exploring a wide variety of themes and issues including food banks, anti-bullying, Trump, child online grooming and internet safety, Brexit, the miners, and our history through the eyes of their grandparents.

Judged by a range of leading film industry producers and Into Film trustees including founder and CEO of IMDb, Col Needham, producer at EON productions Barbara Broccoli, and film director Beeban Kidron, there were multiple winners across the 14 categories hailing from all over the UK. The short films were created and produced by young people as individuals or as part of a wider group in schools, colleges or youth groups, with the awards not only highlighting their creative talents but acting as a motivator, inspiring them to get involved in the future of film and filmmaking.

Winners were announced at a red-carpet event hosted by popular CBBC presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, with stars handing out awards including Eddie Redmayne, Lily James, Jason Isaacs, Andy Serkis and many more.

Into Film Ambassador, Eddie Redmayne said: 'I've been an ambassador for Into Film for a few years now, and I've always loved what Into Film does. Getting to come here to the Awards…the enthusiasm, the hard work, the tenacity has been very inspiring. I feel like inspiring is a word that gets thrown around a lot, but some of the films I've seen here, and some of the people – both the students and the teachers … it's sent me off with a skip in my step. It's been brilliant.'

The 2019 Into Film Awards winners:

Best Film: 11 Years and Under, sponsored by Sony Pictures Entertainment – Presented by Eddie Redmayne
Anti-Bullying – Hornsea Community Primary School, Yorkshire

Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Working Title Films – Presented by Rhys Ifans
Rhys Roberts - Llanharan Primary School, Llanharen

Best Documentary, sponsored by Paramount Pictures – Presented by Hugh Bonneville & Edith Bowman
A Miner's Story – Meadows Primary School, Shropshire

Into Film Club of the Year: Primary, sponsored by Universal Pictures – Presented by Luke Evans & Amma Asante
The Hollies School – Cardiff, Wales

ICAP Charity Day – Presented by Sir Kevin Barron & Tom Davis
A Broken Rose – Haringey Tuition Centre, London

Reviewer of the Year, sponsored by IMDB – Presented by Michael Pearce & Rhianna Dhillon
Frankie – Bridge Integrated Primary School, Banbridge NI

Best Film: 12-15, sponsored by Swatch Group – Presented by David Walliams
Layla – Tight Lines Productions, Leicester

Ones to Watch in association with BFI Film Academy, sponsored by EON Productions – Presented by Nico Mirallegro & Camilla Thurlow
Oisin Tomas, Ruda Santos & Emilija Morrison

Family and Young Peoples' Film of the Year in association with First News, sponsored by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios – Presented by Ruby Barnhill
Disney – Mary Poppins Returns

Into Film Club of the Year: Secondary, sponsored by Warner Bros. Creative Talent – Presented by Jack Lowden
Rowlands – Selkirk, Scotland

Best Animation, sponsored by Disney – Presented by Bill Nighy & Malachi Kirby
Our Peckham: Foodbank & the Fidget Spinner – Bell Gardens Animation Club & Rainbow Collective

Into Film Club Member of the Year, sponsored by Fox – Presented by Jason Isaacs
Bucksburn Academy – Aberdeen, Scotland

Best Film: 16-19, sponsored by Motion Picture Solutions – Presented by Lily James & Tom Taylor
My Friend Frank – Checkered Productions

Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Cineworld Productions – Presented by Andy Serkis
Our Peckham: Foodbank & the Fidget Spinner – Bell Gardens Animation Club & Rainbow Collective

For full details about Into Film and the Into Film Awards visit