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George Salter Academy pupils win Best Film award

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The latest film offering by the student at George Salter Academy in West Bromwich has been judged as 'Best Film' from a field of over fifty at the recent Oomph! Festival Film Awards.

The latest film offering by the student at George Salter Academy in West Bromwich has been judged as 'Best Film' from a field of over fifty at the recent Oomph! Festival Film Awards.

Written by and starring students from the Academy, the 30 minute thriller, Beyond the Gates, is the Academy's latest collaboration with filmmaker Rebecca Hardy of Edge21, a consultant with the Black Country Creative Partnerships (BCCP)

Over 50 films from Creative Partnerships schools across the Black Country, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire were submitted for selection and screening at the Film Festival element of Oomph!

Films were judged by young people at Leighswood School, Hillcrest School and Shelfield Academy. The highest scoring films made it to the shortlisting.

The winners for the Best Story, Best Technical, Best Drama, Best Comedy and Best Documentary were also decided by the students.

However, a judging panel made up of industry professionals came together to choose the winner of the Best Film category. The final selection of films was shown at a red carpet event at the Light House in Wolverhampton on November 23.

Angela Hind, Assistant Director Programmes and Partnerships for the BCCP said: "The Award is a fantastic achievement and recognises the continued talent and creativity of the students at George Salter Academy. We look forward to their next creation!"

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