Winner Best Animation – Limelight Awards 2015

From the East London Advertiser:



Young film-makers from London’s East End scooped the top prize at this year’s Limelight London film awards for best animated feature.

They picked up the ‘Oscars’-style accolade at Stepney’s Troxy venue.

Hidden Heroes Young Filmmakers Collect the AwardTheir animation Hidden Heroes about how letters were delivered to soldiers in the trenches of the First World War was created during sessions run by Tower Hamlets Council’s A-Team Arts, at Whitechapel’s Brady centre.

limehouse_award_2015It won the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Rising Star award in partnership with Cutting East, the youth strand of the East End Film Festival.

detai_of_awardThose involved in the movie-making also worked towards a national qualification, the Silver Arts award.Hidden Heroes tells the little-known story of how letters from families in India were delivered to relatives serving on the Western Front in France in the 1914-18 War.

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The short film portrays its story through stop frame animation.

Somewhereto_ Film Night at Second Home

somewhere_toHidden Heroes had its second public screening at the Somewhereto_ film night.

The event took place as Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL London on Friday 17th April, 2015.

Two of Hidden Heroes young film makers attended with their proud parents. The occasion inspired them to start thinking about their next films.

Second Home is an amazing new work space and venue. You can read about it in this ES Magazine feature.

Winner of the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund – Rising Stars / Cutting It Short Award 2015

From the Cutting East Website:


London, United Kingdom - March 2015, LBTH - Cutting East Film Festival at Genesis Cinema.
London, United Kingdom – March 2015, LBTH – Cutting East Film Festival at Genesis Cinema.

Heroic effort rewarded…

An animated film created by members of LBTH ‘A Team Arts- House of Talent’ won first prize of £250 from the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Rising Star Award in partnership with the East End Film Festival at the closing night award ceremony of the Cutting East Film Festival’s ‘Cutting it Short’ Film Award.

The 5 min stop motion film “Hidden Heroes” sweep the award for Best Short 2015. The short honours the bravery of and sacrifices made by WWI soldiers from the Indian sub-continent on behalf of the British War effort from 1914-18.

The film-makers were all aged from 13-19, and based in Tower Hamlets. Worked over a 6 weeks to research, create the sets and models, and operate the cameras in order to tell the poignant tale of how letters between sepoy soldiers and their loved ones made the perilous journey from India to the western front and back.

Cutting it Short had a great selection of shorts films submitted this year, a massive thank you to everyone you helped contributed to a great programme.

We hope to get some of the shorts films online soon…So watch this space!