Essex film makers make final shortlist for NHS Organ Donation film competition
Essex film makers, Joe Mander and Luke Whitlam, have been shortlisted as finalists in the nationwide 'Organ Donation Through A Lens' short film competition run by NHS Blood and Transplant, with their film 'Organ Donation'.
Competition hopefuls created a film to encourage people to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and pass on their wishes to friends and family.
The judging panel, which will include Radio 1's Edith Bowman, will decide the winner to be announced in the run up to this year’s National Transplant Week (9th to 15th July) at a prize giving event in central London. The winner will receive £1,000 worth of camera equipment to help them on their way to a star studded film career!
Edith Bowman commented, "I was overwhelmed by the level of film making in these inspiring films. They not only show real heart and creativity but also communicate a very powerful message of the importance of signing up to the Register and passing it on to your friends and family."
Shortlisted entrant, Joe Mander, added, "I was quite shocked when I found out that our entry had been shortlisted, especially after seeing the other films! Film making is a hobby of mine and the fact it is promoting such a good cause is amazing."
The overall winner of the film competition will be announced on the 3rd July 2012, along with the winners of selected 'special' awards. In addition the film with the most YouTube views will win the 'People's Favourite' award. All shortlisted films are available to view now on www.YouTube.com/TransplantWeek.
Don’t forget to keep watching out on www.facebook.com/organdonationuk and follow us on twitter @NHSBT for more information about the 'Organ Donation Through A Lens' competition and this year’s National Transplant Week.