First Light Film Awards

Youngsters from across the UK gathered at the Odeon in London’s Leicester Square this week for the 2013 First Light Awards ceremony.

Junior filmmakers had the chance to walk the red carpet alongside famous faces including Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina) and Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz).

We caught up with some of the presenters and winners.

Check out the video to see actor Tom Riley chat about presenting the YouTube Digital Innovation award, how the digital world is revolutionising film and TV, what difference First Light makes to young filmmakers, his new TV show Da Vinci’s Demons written by David Goyer (The Dark Knight Rises, Man of Steel), stunts, and theatre:

Check out the video to see actors Freddie Fox (Parade’s End) and Jason Maza (The Hooligan Factory) talk about presenting the First Light in the Classroom Award, what inspired them to get involved in the film and TV industry, and their current projects including The Judas Kiss, Welcome to the Punch and The Hooligan Factory:

Watch the video to see actors Olivia Williams and James Norton talk about what inspired their own careers, starring in Doctor Who in its 50 anniversary year and confronting the Ice Warriors, and working alongside Liev Schreiber and Romola Gari in Last Days on Mars:

Check out the video to see actor Will Poulter (Wild Bill, Son of Rambow) and Nik Powell (director of National Film and Television School) chat about the importance of First Light, their inspiration for getting involved in the film industry, and advice for future filmmakers. Will Poulter also confirms he’ll be filming the movie adaptation of The Maze Runner trilogy starting in May and talks about how he’ll cope with Twilight levels of fame:

Watch the video to see actor Art Malik (Borgia) and the winners of the Best Documentary award talk about what makes a great documentary, the winning film, and how First Light helped them:

Check out the video to see actors Warren Brown and Luke Newberry about their TV and film inspiration, what we can expect from the third series of Luther with Idris Elba,corpsing on set, new TV series In The Flesh, and advice for young filmmakers: