Lincolnshire's Awards for Film Teamwork and Achievement
Lincolnshire Awards for Film, Teamwork and Achievement (The LAFTAs) is an Oscar-style film awards ceremony for all phases – Nursery to Key Stage 5. It focuses on pupils of all phases improving their engagement with Literacy and their skills in this area, through taking a visual approach to storyboarding, storytelling and structuring non-fiction, through the making of film and animation.
The exciting and glamorous LAFTAs ceremony takes place on an annual basis, every October at the Engine Shed, University of Lincoln. Young people aged 4 to 24 throng the venue to celebrate the technicolour achievements of Lincolnshire’s young film-makers. The event is organised by CfBT (Centre for British Teachers) in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council.
Short films and animations are submitted by primary and secondary schools from across the county. An independent panel of judges have the difficult task of selecting films, which are then nominated for these awards.
The evening takes on the razzmatazz of a full-blown Hollywood Oscars ceremony as pupils, teachers and parents are greeted on the red carpet by superstar look-alikes Kiera Knightley, Johnny Depp and George Clooney. The patron of this glittering occasion is the real life star of the silver screen, Lincolnshire based actor Jim Broadbent, who attends the ceremony to present the awards, depending on his filming commitments.