Talented pupils from The Harefield Academy showcased digital media projects to a 400-strong audience at the iconic film house.

The students' had based their media projects on issues they felt passionately about.

Pupils Georgia Simmonds and Munib Ahmadzai introduced animations exploring animal cruelty; anorexia; racism; the environment and following your dreams, as well as a short film exploring disability and young people.


 

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The event also featured a range of different digital media produced by young people across London including documentaries, music videos, poster campaigns and photography.
 
Nine of the media projects being showcased on Thursday have also been shortlisted for the AYV Awards with over 1500 entries submitted from youth around the world. Voting is now open at youthvoices.adobe.com/awards. Winners will be announced on June 18.
 
“London’s disadvantaged youth want to be heard and we are extremely proud of what they have achieved," said Eastside’s Director and London’s AYV Co-ordinator, Rakhee Jasani.

“These young engaged media makers have created digital pieces that are thought provoking and moving and their passion for their chosen subjects can clearly be felt through their work.

“In Eastside’s 20th anniversary year we are delighted that London has produced nine finalists in the AYV Awards which shows that London remains the capital of creativity and a leading edge in digital media.”
 
AYV is The Adobe Foundation’s philanthropic programme, which aims to encourage creative confidence in youth around the world by empowering them to find their voice and make it heard.