Personalities from stage and screen attended the Clapperboard Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of young creative talent from across Merseyside.
Liverpool actor and writer Neil Fitzmaurice hosted the event, which was held at Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre.
Presenting the young film-makers with their awards were guests, including actor Alison Steadman, Ricky Tomlinson, director of National Film and Television School & film producer Nik Powell and Liverpool Echo journalist Jade Wright.
Clapperboard UK is a youth led industry supported film-making project. The young adults involved produce short films exploring issues around mental health, Asperger’s and autism.
Winners of the 5 awards:
Best Presenter to Camera – Sophie Holden – Re-Arrange Film and Media for OPEN YOUR MIND, Reflections on Mental Health
Best Poem – Alia Boqash – GAIN Poets for OPEN YOUR MIND, Reflections on Mental Health
Alison Steadman Award for Active Citizenship Lisa Simpson for LISA SIMPSON INCLUSIVE DANCE
Liverpool Echo Best Achievement Award – Chris Purcell – Sefton Creative Hubs
Overall Winning Film – David Blakemore – Sefton Creative Hubs for his short film Honest Dystopia!