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Nov 15

We’re excited to announce that Give Me Today, Anytime has won the Arts & Humanities Research Council Inspiration Award!

The film, produced for our Walking In Others Footsteps project, was made by Jon Randall and Tom Diffenthal.

The award was presented to Mirador ITV Chairman, Sir Peter Bazalgette at BAFTA’s headquarters in London.

Give Me Today, Anytime featured interviews with people in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow about their domestic life and combined them with voices from the past recorded by Lancaster historian, Elizabeth Roberts during the 1970s and 1980s.

Jon and Tom said: “We’re hugely proud to have won this award. It felt amazing just to be shortlisted alongside other prolific filmmakers who we admire. For the recognition to be received at the home of BAFTA also felt like a career-high for us as filmmakers. This is truly a celebration of Elizabeth Roberts’ work and to share this award with her and Mirador is an honour.”

Tom attended the ceremony along with Mirador’s George Harris and Carolyn Primett. Unfortunately Jon was unable to be present.

George said: “Winning the award was the perfect finale to Walking In Others Footsteps, which took more than two years in planning, fundraising and delivery. We were thrilled not just to win the award but also to hear the judges afterwards say that they thought the film was truly outstanding.”

The Arts & Humanities Research Council Research in Film Award recognises and rewards the best short films which are either inspired or directly linked to arts and humanities research.

They are judged by senior academics, journalists and film industry professionals.

As well as a trophy, the prize also included £2,000 to be spent on a future Mirador project.

Give Me Today, Anytime, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was premiered at an oral history conference at Lancaster University in May and was also screened at The Dukes in Lancaster; Barrow Library and The Continental in Preston.

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