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LISTEN: Harrogate film-maker wins international award

LISTEN: Harrogate film-maker wins international award

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:12pm 10th March 2020. (Updated at 12:21am 11th March 2020)

A film-maker from Harrogate has won the 'Audience Choice Award' at the Harrogate Film Festival

  • Lewis William Robinson, who went to Ashville College, won the award for his short film 'Addiction'.
  • The film itself was also shot in Harrogate.
  • It's part of the Harrogate Film Festival, which has events taking place across the town.

A film-maker from Harrogate has won the 'Audience Choice Award' at the Harrogate Film Festival, for a short film shot in the town.

Lewis William Robinson, who went to Ashville College, had his film 'Addiction' voted for by members of the public throughout the two days of the short film competition at Everyman Cinema.

The film festival has worldwide reach. Other winners came from France, the United States and Spain.

Teaser for the short film 'Addiction'

Lewis Robinson said:

"I am extremely proud to have won the Audience Choice Award at the Harrogate Film Festival.

"It was an incredible honour to share the film with an audience on the BIG SCREEN at Everyman, and it means a lot to hear the positive reaction this award represents.”

LISTEN: Lewis William Robinson tells Stray FM about directing a film in Harrogate, and gives his advice for aspiring film-makers:

Adam Chandler, Managing Director of the Festival, said:

"Holding our fourth straight filmmakers’ competition with ten screenings was amazing!

"We welcomed filmmakers from across the globe and it was pleasure having everyone.

"For a local filmmaker to win our Audience Choice Award is a massive hat off to Lewis and something Harrogate should be very proud with our town creative and digital sectors thriving!”