24th October was an exciting day for St Albans Film Festival. We attended the St Albans City and District Mayor’s Pride Awards 2013, having been nominated for the Cultural Innovation Award, and being whittled down to one of three finalists, alongside: St Albans Girls School – STAGs in Colours and St Albans International Organ Festival.
It was a fantastic evening, with nine different awards being presented in total. The Cultural Innovation Award was the second award to be called and each finalist’s nomination video was played on a large screen onstage to introduce each nomination and why it had been put forward for its category.
St Albans Film Festival had received two nominations, from Imogen de la Bere and Sophie Banks. The video message played was Sophie Banks’ nomination and Festival Director Leoni Kibbey’s reaction to the news.
All finalists were invited to the stage before the golden envelope was opened and the winner announced: we got it!
Sincere congratulations to all those nominated for this category, and our two fellow shortlisted finalists. Thank you also to St Albans Mayor; Councillor Annie Brewster JP, and the judges of the St Albans City and District Mayor’s Pride Awards.
Congratulations Leoni, on your award-winning festival! We’re looking forward to next year’s events!