Pupils at schools across Peterborough dressed in their finery for the Peterborough Children's Film Awards at Kingsgate Community Church on Wednesday 21st June.
Hundreds of people attended the glittering film award ceremony hosted by Peterborough City Council. The theme for this year's awards was 'Peterborough Celebrates', in commemoration of 900 years of Peterborough Cathedral.
Primary schools from across the city took part in the awards. Michael Cross, artistic director at the Key Theatre, compèred, and there was also a VIP recorded address from actor Warwick Davis, who gave words of encouragement to pupils.
The overall winner of the Warwick Davis Award was The Peterborough School for its entry Peteropoly, a spoof film in which pupils save the Cathedral from being bulldozed by gaining 900 signatures for a petition by visiting various iconic city locations.
Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “These awards have been running since 2005 and the standard and creativity displayed never ceases to amaze me. It goes to show what talented young people we have in this city.
“We must also thank the many sponsors who supported the film awards this year and took time out of their busy schedules to attend. Not only did their support help to add prestige to the event, but without it the event would simply not have been possible.”
Gillian Beasley, chief executive for Peterborough City Council, said: "Although all films were around the theme of 'Peterborough Celebrates', this was interpreted in many ways, which delivered in many different and inspirational ways. We had dance sequences, animals, facts, history and news reports, and plenty of song. I think it speaks volumes that everyone in attendance last night left with a huge smile on their face.”
The awards were sponsored by Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, City College Peterborough and the Peterborough Music Hub. PA and sound was provided by John Williams from Reactive Communications. The event was hosted by Kingsgate Community College.