THE glitz and glamour of Hollywood came to Bradford yesterday in the shape of an Oscars-style film screening and awards ceremony.

More than 100 children - dressed in tuxedos, bow ties, waistcoats and dresses, among other things - who attend primary schools across the district were at the city's Cineworld cinema for Bradford Council's 11th annual Film and Animation Competition.

Organised by the authority's Curriculum Innovation Team, the pupils were tasked with making films or digital animation segments of between three and five minutes.

The creations were shown to pupils, parents and teachers in screen ten at the cinema at the Leisure Exchange yesterday, before the audience voted for their favourite. Winners were then presented with an Oscars-style statuette and a certificate.

Paul Scott, the Council's Curriculum Innovation service manager, said: "There is a wealth of talent amongst the district's pupils and year on year we see highly imaginative works being created and submitted to this competition."

He added: "It is a chance to show off the work they have done. They did all the work - they film it, edit it and put it all together. The kids make a big effort."

Event organiser Sarah Hawkins added: "All the children were excited because they got to see their films on the big screen for the first time."

There were 11 winners across ten categories. They were Bradford primary schools St John's, Thackley, St Francis, and Brackenhill, Keighley's Long Lee and Ingrow primaries and Aire View Infants, and All Saints' in Ilkley.

St John's won the year five and six Photograph section, All Saints' collected the year five and six Digital Animation category, Thackley triumphed in key stage one Visual Story, St Francis scooped the year three and four Film section, and Brackenhill won the year five and six Film category.

Long Lee took the year three and four Photograph and key stage one Digital Animation, while Ingrow won year three and four Digital Animation and year five and six Visual Story.

Aire View won key stage one Film, while All Saints' collected the year five and six Digital Animation category

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, executive member for education, skills and culture, said: "This is another excellent year and I'm delighted that so many entries have been received.

"These events are immensely popular and teach young people valuable skills.

"Bradford has a proud history of film being the world's first UNESCO City of Film and I hope that this new generation of young filmmakers will carry on that tradition."

Ten schools entered the competition.