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Date added: 06 March 2008

Huge award for young Swindon filmmakers 

Mobile Media students reach for the stars
 
Students from Isambard Community School in Swindon receive their First Light Award
Best Documentary:
Ryan Jones and Mallory
Jackson, receiving the
award from BBC's Lizo Mzimba
It might not be the Oscars, but for one group of students in Swindon, a national film award has taken them one step closer.
 
Pupils from Isambard Community School brought home a First Light Film Award for 'Best Documentary', after a star-studded ceremony in Leicester Square on Monday night.
 
And they weren't the only stars either.
 
The First Light Movie Awards are held each year and attract all kinds of celebrities - this year including Orlando Bloom, Kevin Spacey and Stephen Fry.
 
The award-winning documentary, 'The Child and Me', told a story of their transition from primary to secondary education, with the help of Create Studio's Mobile Media production team.
 
Students from Isambard Community School in Swindon celebrate winning their First Light Award for Best Documentary
Winning combination:
pupils from Isambard Community School
holding their First Light 'Best Documentary' Award,
with MP Andy Burnham and Lizo Mzimba
 
Shahina Johnson, Director of Mobile Media, said: "We are so thrilled to have received this prestigious award.
 
"It is a real testament to the dedication of our filmmaking team at Create who want young people to produce work that is truly professional and tackles moving and gripping topics."
 
Mel Turner-Wright
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