This autumn we ran a campaign seeking budding amateur film-making talent. ‘My Bloomsbury’ gave art-loving fans of Bloomsbury the chance to win £500 and a digital video camera by showcasing what they love the most about this magical area in a short film.
Shortlisted and selected by a panel of expert judges, we can now reveal the winners….
The coveted first-place prize was awarded to Belma Mahmut for her documentary-style film titled Hidden Bloomsbury.
Rocky’s Day Out in Bloomsbury by Ellie Robbins and Kirstyn Bailey and Searching for My Bloomsbury by Faye Dawson were announced as runners up.
Winner of the competition, Belma Malmut, has shared a few words on the inspiration behind her video:
“London has a reputation for being too big and impersonal, yet community should be at the heart of any area. In order to keep an area’s identity, it’s important to support local, independent organisations, who breath individuality, heart and soul into the area; and keep communities together, which is what makes happy people. I love the idea of blending the win-win of enjoying great products, great food, great drink, great experiences whilst at the same time supporting local shops, charities and social enterprises.”
Visit our Facebook page to view all the shortlisted films, including winning video ‘Hidden Bloomsbury’.
Thank you to everyone who took part, and to all those who supported the competition.