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Nottingham school nominated for 'mini Oscar'

A film by students from Heymann Primary School has been nominated for an award in what has been dubbed the 'mini Oscars'.

The children worked with professional film-makers at Nottingham Trent University to make 'Strange Playground' which tells the fictional story of a student imagining horrors on her first playtime in a new school.

Now in their 11th year the 2013 First Light Awards will take place at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London on 19th March.

The awards are attended by a mix of film industry luminaries and celebrities who present the young people with awards across various categories, including Best Drama, Best Animation, Best Film by Under 12s, Best Film by Over 13s and FILMCLUB of the Year Award.

To watch the award nominated short film 'Strange Playground' click here.