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Moving Image Awards 2017 – celebrating young UK filmmakers

The fourth Moving Image Awards will be held on Friday 12th January at the BFI Southbank in London to celebrate the work of some of the UK's brightest young filmmakers.

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Full competition rules are available here.

Celebrating UK talent
Our annual awards ceremony has garnered support from teachers and lecturers at a variety of institutions as well as from leading figures within the film industry.

This year's event will again be hosted by the charismatic film-maker and former BBC Radio 6Music presenter Iyare Igiehon. Iyare is a former BBC6 Music presenter and regular on BBC 5Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’. Igiehon is also the founder of the diversity initiative S.O.U.L. (Screening Our Unseen Lives) which is an advocate for diverse voices in British film and TV.

Joining Iyare will be Kate Leys, a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. Recent completed productions include Pin Cushion by Deborah Haywood, Kingdom Of Us, a feature documentary by Lucy Cohen which will be launching on Netflix; Churhill (2017); Slow West by John MacLean, and for television Babylon for Channel 4.

Guest speakers
For the second year, film critics and broadcasters Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Anna Smith will deliver an interactive talk on ways into Film Journalism.

Larushka has been Chief Film Critic at Metro for over a decade, which became the most read UK newspaper in 2017. She is also a broadcaster who regularly talks about movies on Sky News and across the BBC. Larushka is a patron of the British Urban Film Festival and has served on numerous film juries including the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award and British Independent Film Awards.

Anna Smith is a contributor to The Guardian, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Metro, Empire, The Hollywood Reporter and many more. She is a regular film expert on The Film Review (BBC News TV), Sky News and BBC Radio. A former magazine editor, Anna has spent over a decade specialising in film and has been Vice Chair of the London Film Critics’ Circle since 2009.  

Entrants came from across the country, and during the ceremony the shortlist for each category will be shown at the prestigious venue.

"The popularity of our Moving Image Awards continues to grow, the standard of the work this year was incredible and teachers and students alike should congratulate themselves on the quality and creativity of the work submitted."

Rebecca Ellis, Film Studies Subject Officer

The full list of nominees can be found here.

We would like to thank our sponsors the British Film InstituteGolley Slater,  Castell Howell FoodsIlluminate PublishingKK SolutionsUprise PrintSchools Mailing and My Company Clothing for their continued support.