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.
Their 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.
It won the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Rising Star award in partnership with Cutting East, the youth strand of the East End Film Festival.
Those 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.
The short film portrays its story through stop frame animation.