Two more award-winning Stroud Community TV films revealed

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By Pamtan | Friday, February 08, 2013, 14:29

Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Wilderspin's Stroud Life had won Best Music Film, Stroud Community TV has today revealed two more of its 2012 award-winning films. 

The Audience Award went to the film which received the most nominations by viewers, which proved to be Philip Booth's Stroud Goodwill Evening 2012.

Philip, who help set up Stroud Community TV last year, said: "I'm not really a filmmaker, but I like capturing some of the voices and enthusiasm of people and projects that make our communities tick.

"We get loads of terrible news in the media and it is great instead to share some of the positive events, fun, successes, people coming together to make changes and more that is going on every day around us."

As the name suggests, the film is a colourful documentary of last year's Stroud Goodwill Evening - an annual celebration which has become a long-standing tradition in the town for which the entire community turns out and gets involved in.

One viewer commented that Stroud Goodwill Evening 2012 is "a film that is rough and ready and captures some of the flavour and quirkiness of Stroud".

To watch Stroud Goodwill Evening 2012, click on the link here.

Meanwhile, the award for Best Community Project Film has been announced as Ark House - described by SCTV as "a totally inspiring, open and honest film made by the residents from Ark House supported housing in Stroud.

"The film shows their pasts, as well as their hopes and dreams, and was made as part of a Young Gloucestershire project in collaboration with Cordial AVC55 Films and Mediabox."

Tim Pellatt of Cordial AV told Stroud Community TV: "This film was made as part of a filmmaking initiative headed up by Young Gloucestershire.

"I really admire the honesty and bravery of all the young Ark House residents who took part and appreciate how difficult it must have been for them to share their stories with us so candidly."

Kay Bunyan, development team manager for Young Gloucestershire, said: "I feel privileged to work on projects that allow us to take a look into other people's lives. 

"This was certainly the case with some of the residents at Ark House. 

"They not only participated in the shooting and editing of this film, but allowed us to understand their hopes and aspirations with frank discussions on camera about their past and future lives. 

"This award is for all of the young people involved."

Camilla Bassett-Smith, CSV outreach manager at BBC West and a judge for SCTV, said: "This was a very professional, slick film with interesting shots and camera angles, a good use of black and white and good soundtrack.

"It explained well about Ark House and the strong stories behind the people there. It never lingered too long on one shot, kept your interest and used good local establishing shots." 

To watch Ark House click on the link here.

The other nominations in the Best Community Project Film category were:

StroudCo Food Hub

Community Kitchen Project

Stroud Woods  

Jubilant Stories

Transition Stroud's Skills Gain

Nominations in the remaining four categories are:

Best Local Film

Beyond Goodbye

Magnus and Granny – Granny on Holiday 

The Jacket

An Uncertain Situation

Letting Go

Best Local Business Film

Stroud Brewery

Winstones Ice Cream

Painswick Rococo Gardens

Hobbs House Bakery

Kitchen Garden Preserves

Best Campaign Film

Carols for the Bankers

Gloucestershire Carers

Dump the Big 6

Save the Water Vole

Children with Type 1 Diabetes and their Families

Best Community Event Film

Randwick Wap

Frocester Beer Festival 

Stroud Goodwill Evening

Stroud on Water

Painswick Art Couture 2012 

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Village Party

The winners of the remaining four categories will be revealed over the coming week on the Stroud Community TV website and the final list will be published next Wednesday on the SCTV site, as well as here on Stroud People and in Stroud Life.



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