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23 January 2012 at 15:59
Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and now... Southport!

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is rolling out the red carpet and searching for the best young filmmakers in the area.

Students from Southport College have produced films as part of the Sefton Shorts competition to engage young people in sexual health and relationship issues in an innovative and creative way.

Film competition entries have been received and now it is up to the public to find the next Martin Scorsese or Kathryn Bigelow. The videos are available to watch online at where you can also cast your vote for the best film.

The Best Film Award will be announced at a Hollywood-style awards ceremony on 23 February 2012 at The Plaza Community Cinema in Crosby.

Winners for Best Audio, Best Editing, Best Script and Best Actor will also be chosen by a panel of judges, which includes Dr Mark Fremaux, programme leader for television and production at Edge Hill University at Ormskirk, Liza Williams, health reporter for the Liverpool Echo and Morag Reynolds, public health lead at NHS Sefton.

Elizabeth Kay, ISIS sexual health service health promotion lead for the Trust, said: “The film competition is designed to raise awareness of sexual health issues among young people and encourage them to make informed choices and positive decisions around their relationships. The entries have been fantastically creative and have some strong messages. It’s now up to the public to pick a winner.”

Cast your vote at

For further information, please contact Lisa Higgins on 0114 221 0378 or email

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. It is also responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.