City College students in the limelight at film awards
Published: 23rd March 2016
Creative and Digital Media students from City College Southampton celebrated their film-making success at the Hampshire Police Prevent College Film Awards 2016.
Three of their four short films walked away with an award at the ceremony held at the Police Training Headquarters in Netley last week (17th March), where the top 10 films shortlisted from colleges across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were premiered and the winners announced.
Second place was awarded to City College’s Jake Paul and Mitchell Vince for their film ‘Impressions’, with joint third place given to City College students Jack Benham for ‘Educate Against Hate’ and Sarah Bradshaw, Daniel Corneby and Callum Brown for ‘Stay Informed, Stay Safe’. Ruth Jackson from Christ the King College took first place for her film ‘Tolerance’.
Peter Moutray, senior tutor in Creative and Digital Media at City College, said: “We pride ourselves on developing the students’ creative talents and it is wonderful to see our students being recognised for their deserving work.
“The films are all centred around topics such as vulnerable people or communities and public safety in the current climate of countering extremism. They have done a sterling job at working to the brief and creating innovative films to get their message across.”
The new awards, introduced by Hampshire Constabulary, are part of the force’s Prevent campaign aimed at stopping people from becoming – or supporting – terrorists. Students were asked to create a short film to reflect the key messages of stronger, safer communities which they can use to educate young people across the region.
Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, said: “One of the most significant challenges facing our society today is countering extremism of all kinds. I believe young people can be part of the solution by providing effective counter-narratives to those who would aim to radicalise their peers.”
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Prevent work is part of a national Government strategy aimed at stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. According to research, those most likely to become radicalised to join an extremist group or to act in the name of an extremist cause are younger people aged 16-25.
Jake Paul and Mitchell Vince awarded 2nd place for their film "Impressions"
Jack Benham jointly awarded 3rd place for his film "Educate Against Hate"
Sarah Bradshaw, Daniel Corneby and Callum Brown also awarded 3rd place for their film "Stay Informed, Stay Safe"