First Twickenham Alive Film Festival deemed a success after hundreds of people attend the event


The inaugural event was launched last Friday.


 By SWLondoner staff

The first Twickenham Alive Film Festival has been deemed a success after hundreds of people attended the event last weekend.

The festival, held at Twickenham Stadium, aims to nurture film making talent across the borough.

Richmond has long been a hub of British film, with Twickenham Studios producing classics such as Alfie and A Hard Day’s Night.

Councillor Rita Palmer, Mayor of Richmond, said she was hugely impressed with the event.

“There were some fantastic entries and a wealth of local talent was on show,” she said.

“This highlights how films can encourage local people to explore, celebrate and promote local achievements and highlights.”

Co-ordinated by group, Twickenham Alive, the festival was made possible by a Richmond Council’s Civic Pride award of £5,000 and other local sponsors, including the RFU, Twickenham Studios, McGeachie Medd and Best of Richmond.

More than 100 entries were received for the 11 film categories, with each entry no longer than ten minutes.

The winner of the Borough Community Award, was the Teddington Society with their film Bursting at the Seams, which presented a snapshot of the area.

The international award went to Werther Germondari with his film Panca Popolare Italian, which portrays life around a park bench in Rome over the course of six years.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Business, Community and Culture, Councillor Pamela Fleming, said that they were pleased to be able to sponsor the event.

“The standard for entries was extremely high and is a perfect example of encouraging creative talent in the borough,” she said.

Entries for next year’s Twickenham Alive Film Festival are already being invited.

Photo courtesy of by popturfdotcom, with thanks.

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