The 2010 National Young Film Critic of the Year was announced at an award ceremony at BAFTA on the 19th October. The ceremony is a major event, which is recognised throughout both the feature film and the press communities and took place during National Schools Film Week, a festival where nearly 500,000 school children attended free screenings and events at their local cinemas across the UK.
The winners were:
Age 4-7 Category – Sidni Brener of Valley Road Primary School in Henley on Thames for his pictorial review of Toy Story 3.
Age 7-11 Category – Harmony Rose Bremner of St Mary’s RC Primary School in Edinburgh for her review of The Illusionist.
Age 11-14 Category – Ania Magliano of Wycombe Abbey School in High Wycombe for her review of It’s a Wonderful Afterlife
Age 15-19 Category – Katie Snow of Exeter College, Exeter for her review of The Orphanage.
The award ceremony was hosted by Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere. The winner of the Age 15-19 Category, Katie, won the opportunity to write for Empire Magazine as part of her prize.