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John Simm Judges 2015 Clapperboard Awards Short Film Selection

Liverpool Echo
Jade Wright
26 Oct 2015

The Clapperboard Awards Ceremony returns to Liverpool, this year celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

Young people from across Merseyside have been involved in the whole production process from script to screen to deliver a number of diverse short films exploring issues such as mental health, identity, community, social welfare and civic pride.

They come together with their teachers, friends and families to display their work and achievements with the chance of winning a Clapperboard Award and to meet their on-screen idols.

Actor Andrew Lancel will perform in a special unveiling ceremony of John Lennon's Uncle George's grave on what would have been the icon's 75th birthday

Actor Andrew Lancel will perform in a special unveiling ceremony of John Lennon’s Uncle George’s grave on what would have been the icon’s 75th birthday

Host actor Andrew Lancel says:

“I always try to make two events in Liverpool: Pride of Merseyside and the Clapperboard Awards. Both highlight what’s great about the city. Clapperboard shows the passion, creativity and indeed the issues of the young people and communities of the area in a unique way. I’m honoured to host this event which I never like to miss.”

This year’s judges include acclaimed writer Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions, 24 Hour Party People, Dr Who) award-winning actor John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who, Mad Dogs, Human Traffic), award winning producer Nicola Shindler (Scott & Bailey, Last Tango In Halifax, Happy Valley, Prey, The Driver) and ex Clapperboard volunteer Sascha Corkill.

Actor John Simm

Actor John Simm

John Simm says:

“It was an honour and a pleasure to be given the task of judging this year’s selection of short films…. And also very difficult! Clapperboard is a wonderful charity that helps to give young people a voice. Long may it continue, my congratulations to everybody involved in all of the films for their hard work and talent.”

Clapperboard UK’s film-making youth project is now in its eleventh year working with young people across the North West. The project is non-profit making and relies totally on funding and sponsorship.

Jade Wright presents the Liverpool Echo Best Achiever Award to Christine Mac with Amy Campbell and Neil Fitzmaurice at Clapperboard UK North West Awards Ceremony on 9th October 2014 at The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street Liverpool

Jade Wright presents the Liverpool Echo Best Achiever Award to Christine Mac with Amy Campbell and Neil Fitzmaurice at Clapperboard UK North West Awards Ceremony on 9th October 2014 at The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street Liverpool

Liverpool born actor Gillian Kearney filming for upcoming BBC dramas under the current title "Justice"

Liverpool born actor Gillian Kearney filming for upcoming BBC dramas under the current title “Justice”

 

On the awards evening a host of actors from the world of film and television will give up their time to support the Clapperboard project and present an award to the young film-makers, they include Ricky Tomlinson (Royle Family), Gillian Kearney (Emmerdale) new Hollyoaks cast, The Loveday Family: Karl Collins (Louis), Jacqueline Boatswain (Simone) Duayne Boachie (Zack), Kiza Deen (Lisa), Kassius Nelson (Jade), as well as cast from Waterloo Road.

Maureen Sinclair at the ECHO's Pride of Merseyside Awards 2014

Maureen Sinclair at the ECHO’s Pride of Merseyside Awards 2014

Organiser and Director of Clapperboard UK, Maureen Sinclair says:

“I’m overwhelmed at the calibre of support that we have. We couldn’t achieve what we do without our many sponsors and partners, presenters, jury members and the participation of our young extremely talented young film-makers. I’m extremely grateful to all.”

This year’s partners and sponsors include British Board of Film Classification, Cobalt Housing, LCC Lord Mayor, Panavision, Merseyside Police, Bermans Solicitors, Lime Pictures, High Sheriffs Trust via Community Foundation for Merseyside, Bill Elms Associates Ltd, Pinewood Studios, Red Production Company, Forward Culture, EventSinc, Liverpool Echo, Brand Placement Agency, Liverpool Film Office, Ma Egerton’s and Ma Boyle’s, Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool Hope University, Bruntwood, P Holt Foundation, among others.

The Clapperboard Awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 7pm at The Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP

If you’re interested in becoming a partner or sponsor of the awards please contact Maureen Sinclair on info@clapperboarduk.com or telephone: 07973 783 140.

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