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Issue:- 1 March  2012

Glamour of Oscars comes to Sefton for young movie makers

Picture shows the winners outside Plaza Community Cinema with their awards: (left to right) Leo Hendrikse, Faye Valentine, Kyle Bignell, Paul Allen, Hannah Troughton and Dan Cannon.

THE red carpet was rolled out when Sefton’s best young filmmakers attended the Sefton Shorts film awards ceremony. Sefton Shorts is a film competition to engage young people in sexual health and relationship issues in an innovative and creative way. Local college students created a series of short films about safe sex, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

The Hollywood-style awards ceremony at the Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby marked the end of the competition with winners being chosen by a public vote and by a panel of judges.

The big winner on the night was The Monster, a film produced by Dan Cannon, 16, and Leo Hendrikse, 18, from Southport College. The film is a funny, cautionary tale about condom use and STI testing. It won Best Actor as well as scooping Best Film with 78% of the public vote.  Prizes for Best Audio, Best Editing and Best Script were also awarded. All films are available to watch online.

Elizabeth Kay, Sexual Health Promotion Service Lead at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said:- "The film competition entries were fantastically creative and had some strong messages that will raise awareness and encourage young people to make positive, informed decisions around their relationships. The Monster deserved the top accolade. It very cleverly used humorous narrative to deliver a serious message."

Full list of winners:-

Best Film:- The Monster *
Best Audio:- HIV and Aids Awareness Film **
Best Editing:- Sexual Health Advert **
Best Script:- HIV and Aids Awareness Film **
Best Actor:- The Monster **

* Voted for by the public

** Chosen by the judging panel; Dr Mark Fremaux, Programme Leader for Television and Production at Edge Hill University, Liza Williams, Health Reporter for Liverpool Echo and Morag Reynolds, Public Health Lead at NHS Sefton

Meet the French 2012

ON 27 February 2012 a delegation of French Tourist Board officials and French regional representatives visited Liverpool. Building on their last visit to the city, it was a chance for them to find out about Liverpool and also let the regional media learn more about what France has to offer. Over the next few weeks we hope to put on a few holiday destination ideas, which can be accessed via flights from Manchester Airport or Liverpool Airport. To see the photographs and to play a few audio interviews that we conducted with some of the many representatives at the event, by clicking on here now.   The event proved once again to be very successful and was held at the Panoramic Restaurant, in Liverpool. We also have to give a plug to the French biscuits company from Kerlesse, Saint Philibert called Biscuiterie La Trinitaine, whose biscuits where given to us via one of the stands. Also given to us where some nice chocolates by another firm and a biscuit called Gavottes , who made a fantastic wafer, both given to us to try by other stands.  If you have a favourite French destination, please email us to:- and let us know.

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Meet The French Photos and Audio Report
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Merseyside property company liquidated for making false claims
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Liverpool bids to be super-connected city
ChildLine in Liverpool encourages more young people to report sex assaults
Have your say on our foundation trust plans
Euro MP helps local business out of a jam!

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Critical Mass - North West Visual Arts Open
British Gas sees profits fall but many homeowners still suffer
Anti-terror raids have taken place on Merseyside
Increase in young people taking the train as high motoring costs bite
A New Look Website for Steam Packet Holidays
Letters To Editor:- "Help for weekends Race in Southport"
MEP says:- "Britain disgraced"
Spring into action for mums
Final voyage to River Mersey
Flea Market is on again!
Developer chosen for £25m housing boost
Choir that helped celebrate Prince Charles’ 60th birthday to sing at Liverpool Cathedral
The World's First Sex Trafficking Opera To Premiere In The UK
BSL Messy Church returns to Liverpool Cathedral
"There are places I remember all my life"
Retired 'ark bobbies' honoured by Lord Mayor
More seating to be added on main line routes
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