The results are in, after an amazing 445 films were submitted then long listed to 74, our National Cut Films judges marked all of the films using the Cut Films criteria and chose the following 15 films after a panel afternoon.
All the films have been brilliant to watch and we are delighted to have so many of you take part and help support a future where no child or young person smokes. What you do really counts, whether as a filmmaker or a supporting adult.
The final shortlisted films for the National Cut Films Competition 2015 are (in alphabetical order):
A Great Man’s Battle (John Kelly)
All For The Cash (Abington College)
ASH – Anti-Smoking Heroes (St John of Jerusalem C of E Primary School)
Be more Shaun (Excel Academy)
Breath (Cardinal Wiseman School)
Cooking a cigarette (Coleg Cambria)
Cut Short (Gaetan Cal and friends)
Hypocrite (Queensgate College)
Money On My Mind (Barwell C of E Academy)
Smoke (Abhi Manyu)
Smoking Bullet (Barnet Youth & Family Support Services)
Stamp it Out Now (Denis Antor, Ellis Prodromou, Adam Mark and Josh Crampton)
Under the Influence (Meadow Community Primary School)
What Causes a Stroke (Colege Gwent)
Who Are The Real Terrorist (Countesthorpe Community College)
All these winners are invited to attend the National Cut Films Awards 2015 where they will find out the final winners and all will have their film shown at BAFTA HQ on Wednesday 1 July 2015. Invites will go out shortly, please save the date if your film is above.
The winner of the Popular Choice Cut Films Award 2015 as voted for by the general public is Tobacco Industry: Exposed by Broom Leys Primary School who will also attend the Awards.
The National Cut Films Judges this year were: Charlie Stebbings (Founder of Cut Films), Bruce MacKay (Social Marketing Health expert), JoAnn Taylor (Global Public Health Strategist) and Amit Gupta (feature film director). They were supported by a panel of four young people (Emily, Megan, Danya and Milla) and all marked the long listed 74 films on the Cut Films criteria with a possible 100 marks available.
Thank you all again. Your talent and hard work shine through in all the films. Keep sharing your films in your communities and help stop people from the heartache of losing a loved one too early.