Teen joins stars on BAFTA night

Stu­dent in­ter­views on the red car­pet

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

HAYES teenager in­ter­viewed some of the big­gest stars in the movie in­dus­try when she took to the red car­pet at the BAF­TAs.

Uxbridge Col­lege stu­dent Eronita Be­quiri was cho­sen to re­port at the pres­ti­gious awards cer­e­mony for Into Film, the ed­u­ca­tion char­ity sup­ported by the Bri­tish Film In­dus­try (BFI) through lot­tery fund­ing.

The 17-year-old spoke to Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette, who scooped best sup­port­ing actress for Boy­hood, sup­port­ing ac­tor win­ner JK Sim­mons (Whiplash) and Bri­tish film direc­tor Amma Asante.

She has been in­volved with Into Film since its launch in 2014 and is a

ATJG1ST regular on the char­ity’s YouTube chan­nel Get Into Film.

Eronita said: “I don't think I'm ever go­ing to be­lieve that I walked on the red car­pet.”

Into Film is an ed­u­ca­tion char­ity that seeks to put film at the heart of young peo­ple’s learn­ing and pro­mote the use of film as a pow­er­ful ed­u­ca­tion re­source.

Into Film Clubs are free for all state funded schools and non-school set­tings and of­fer free ac­cess to thou­sands of films and ed­u­ca­tion re­sources about film and film­mak­ing for learn­ing through and about film, as well as learn­ing about the film in­dus­try and ca­reers within it.

Eronita joined the Into Film Tal­ent Devel­op­ment pro­gramme through her school film club and has since in­ter­viewed ac­tors in­clud­ing Jeremy Irvine, Sir Ben Kings­ley and He­lena Bon­ham Carter and di­rec­tors Mo­ham­madAli Talebi, Ce­line Sci­amma and Jean-Pierre Je­unet.

Eronita took to the red car­pet at the glit­ter­ing Royal Opera House cer­e­mony on Fe­bru­ary 8.

Any school want­ing to set up a free film club can go to www.intofilm.org/ schools-film-clubs, or call 0207 288 4520.

n INTO FILM: Eronita Be­quiri

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