Oscars comes to Sefton for young movie makers
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
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
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
** 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
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
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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