Azra Hinton and Jack Williams, St Dunstan’s School: The Freeze.
Judges’ comments: This had us completely. Brilliant post-apocalyptic scenario in moody black and white, with a fantastic twist at the end, and a great final line.
Jack Edmondson, Noa Craig and Emilio Francischelli, the Latymer School: Sweet Dreams
Judges’ comments: Very fresh, very humorous, very Devo-like! Great design of props and costumes, and brilliant use of simple studio setting to create lots of charm and energy.
James Copley, Churchmead School: Campaign of three ads for The National Sleep Foundation
Judges’ comments: Excellent communication of the Foundation’s message, clearly, simply, and in a very fun way, targeting young people really well. The last ad is the standout – this young man has a future in comedy!
Ravi Ghelani and Shimran Valand, Beauchamp College: Incognito trailer
Judges’ comments: Incredibly slick trailer for an action thriller. Beautifully shot and performed, and especially well lit. Just enough of the narrative to give you a taste, but not so much that you think you’ve seen all the best bits!
Rebecca Folkard, Lewis Bell, Chorlene Bron-Monnier and Jordan Kemp, Lingfield College: White Noise
Judges’ comments:Very simple but very effective, with great use of animation and effects. Imaginative use of different cities and locations, and tells the story of the song very well. A real buzz and energy.
Lili Vicens, St John the Baptist School: Everything
Judges’ comments: All in French, with subtitles – our first ‘European’ entry! A young girl in therapy daydreams about Life with a capital L. Lovely homage to French New Wave cinema but yet entirely original.
Hurtwood House: Dancing Song
Lively indie band performance video. High energy, great fun concept, delightful set and props
The Latymer School: On My Mind
Very simple and minimalist, with a terrific central performance oozing energy and coolness, and great use of colour.
Millfield School: Square Thoughts
Classic opening sequence with off-screen argument, superb soundscape, and enigmatic domestic images. Very well-produced.
Chosen Hill School: Legends trailer
Excellent schoolgirl superhero trailer, with a great script. Lots of humour, charm and energy
New College Swindon: The Spontaneous Life of James Brooks
Powerful and well-shot opening focusing on an accident caused by mobile phone use. Very well performed and executed.
Hurtwood House: King7
Very well set up, shot and edited, with a lingering sense of threat.