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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s College for Skills


600x400Students and Staff at Enfield Oscars 2014

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London's Media Learners excelled the emotion and talent of their Hollywood counterparts at the Enfield Oscars Ceremony 2014, also known as the Enfield Media Awards - in June (Thursday 19 June). Held at Cineworld Enfield, many students were dressed to impress.

Over 30 films were screened and the sheer variety of work on offer was astonishing, ranging from deeply moving to hilariously funny. In 'Kingston Central Lockup' Gary McFarlain's use of well animated characters were not only technically outstanding, but also ingeniously created and scripted earning him the award of Best Animation Edit.

Best Music Video Edit went to Bruce Niamke for 'How Do I Tell Her?' which told a thriller/ghost story with a sting in the tale. Leading us to believe a man was walking out on his wife and children to pursue a music career by the end of the film we find that it is his ghost we were witnessing and he died as a soldier. The grief his family are expressing is at his death not his desertion.

Andre Parkinson, Bruce Niamke and Mubaraq Durosinmi's portrayal of autism was devastating in the tragedy it portrayed as well as hugely uplifting in its positivity and finding a path through autism to individual achievement and success.

Best Social Action Media Production Edit went to Alex Demetriou who made a documentary about binge drinking by interviewing drunken young people and the services that try to help them in Enfield Town Centre.

Best Director prize went to Daniel Brown for his accessible yet highly thoughtful portrayal of the value of education in 'That's a Rap'. Written by Daniel the rap describes the stress of a maths teacher who has to struggle to work to teach a group of students who really don't want to be there. They both express their views and ultimately the teacher, played by Daniel, makes himself heard above his students' dissenting voices.

As a tribute to his extraordinary talent, Daniel Brown also won the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Daniel said: "I've had a wonderful time at College. I enjoyed completing my assignments and the discussion and analysis of my work with teachers and classmates that followed. Before I came to College I was watching films but here I learned how to make them too. Next stop for me is the University of Greenwich where I have been offered a scholarship to study Film and TV. Ultimately, I plan to run my own production company and to teach."

Some of Daniel's classmates and fellow award winners Lois Gresty, Alex Demetriou and Cassie Shaw are also going to complete degrees in Film and TV at the University of Hertfordshire.

Jane O'Neill College Interim Principal and Chief Executive said: "The Enfield Oscar's are always a collection of highly entertaining short films in a wide variety of genres. Each year I am hugely impressed by the students' technical ability as well as their creative talents- and the Enfield Oscars 2014 were no exception. Congratulations to all involved."

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Enfield Oscars 2014

Categories and the full list of winners

Level 1 Creative Media Production

Best Animation Edit

Winner: Gary McFarlain for Kingston Central Lockup

Best Trailer Edit

Winner: Jermaine McClean for Anything is Possible

Student of the Year

Winner: Thomas Bellas

Level 2 Creative Media Production

Best Trailer Edit

Winner: Ishmail Mainoo for White Weasel

Best Music Video or Advert Edit

Winners: Benjaman Adu and Moise Borges for Y Not

Student of the Year

Winner: George Essien

Level 3 Year 1 Creative Media Production

Best Fragrance Advert Edit

Winner: El Jordan De Tenermont for Rebel

Best Music Video Edit

Winner: Bruce Niamke for How Do I Tell Her (full music video played)

Best Ident

Winner: Antonio Fabiani Laymond

Best Documentary

Winner: Autism: This is My Story by Andre Parkinson, Bruce Niamke and Mubaraq Durosinmi

Student of the Year

Winner: Arron Cooney

Level 3 Year 2 Creative Media Production

Best Social Action Media Production Edit

Winner: Alex Demetriou

Best Social Action Media Presenter

Winner: Joshua Vasiliou

Best Social Action Media Producer

Winner: Robert Samuels

Best Breakfast Show Performance

Winner: Nasia Savva

Best Breakfast Show Presenter

Winner: Kenneth Boateng

Best Assistant Director

Winner: Yona Daja

Best Co-Directors

Winner: Mason Irvine and Andre Williams

Best Producer

Winner: Cassie Shaw

Best Director

Winner: Daniel Brown

Student of the Year

Winner: Lois Gresty

Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner: Daniel Brown



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