National award for Hartland film-makers

YOUNG volunteers from a youth club in Hartland have won two national community film-making awards for a film they produced on the possible risks for young people in talking to and meeting strangers via the internet. The young people, aged between 16 and 2

YOUNG volunteers from a youth club in Hartland have won two national community film-making awards for a film they produced on the possible risks for young people in talking to and meeting strangers via the internet.

The young people, aged between 16 and 25, from The Club in Hartland, won awards for Best Film and Best Direction in the nationwide BOOM! volunteering and film-making project.

Sharing the Best Film award were Harry Smith, Eli Pryor, Briony Threadgould and Harvey Jackson, while Harry also took the award for Best Direction

They received their awards at a special event in London hosted by TV presenter and media personality Konnie Huq.


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BOOM! challenges young people to make and share films that raise awareness of community and social issues and campaign for change.

Young people can get involved by accessing free film production training as well as all the necessary kit and equipment, through their local youth club. More than 3,500 youth clubs are participating in the project nationwide.

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BOOM! is a partnership project involving Clubs for Young People, one of the UK's leading voluntary community and club-based youth work organisations, youth volunteering charity 'v', MTV and youth engagement agency TomTom nation.

Groups wanting to get involved in BOOM! should contact Becky Hedgcock at Clubs for Young People at becky.hedgcock@clubsforyoungpeople.org.uk or on 0116 275 5676.

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