Channel 4's T4 presenter June Sarpong will host this years awards ceremony celebrating some of the best young filmmaking from around the UK.
Stars including Olivia Williams (Peter Pan, The Sixth Sense), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott), Dougray Scott (To Kill a King, Enigma), film director Sir Alan Parker (Evita, Angela's Ashes), the star of The Kumars at No.42 Sanjeev Bhaskar and MTV presenter Alex Zane will be among the famous faces congratulating the achievements of young people who have produced an array of short films.
There are nine award categories including Best Live Action Drama/Fiction, Best Silent Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Comedy, Best Horror, Best Film made by under 12's, Best Film made by over 13's and Best Screenplay.
Sheffield Independent Film - Mad Dog Mongrel
Young People Speak Out - The Soul Owner
Young People Speak Out - Cry Wolf
Writing on the Wall Festival - Report
Frames Per Second Media - A Day in the Life of Class 1b
Soft Touch Community Arts - Family Flavour
Leeds Animation Partnership - Spaced Out
Cinetig - The Rush
The Seachange Trust - Salt and Pepper
Suited and Booted Community Video - Water Water
Cinetig - A Place in Mind
The Living Archive - Seeking
Youth Action Northern Ireland - Why Me?
Lozells Recreation Group - The Final
Valley Community Theatre - Invisible
Spacex Gallery - Hamster
Cape Cornwall School - The Freak
Writing on the Wall Festival - I Dream of Dixie
Best Film Made by Under 12ís
Frames Per Second Media - Dancing Danielle
Buckingham Community Middle School - Alex in the Internet
Rapid Eye Movies - Nobody Returns
Best Film Made by Over 13ís
Artikal Films - Too Cushy
Knowle West Media Centre - Gearhead
Cinetig - Dangerous Relations
Best Live Action Drama / Fiction
Big State Theatre Company - Black Tiger
Artikal Films - A Taste of Success
Suited and Booted Community Video - Is Billy In?
First Light, which is managed by Birmingham-based Hi8us First Light Limited, was launched by the UK Film Council in May 2001. To date it has given around 6,500 young people the chance to write, act, shoot and produce more than 400 films about their lives and issues that affect them.
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