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Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban named film of the decade

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

Story by Jack Foley

HARRY Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban has been named film of the decade by children aged five to 15.

The film was officially recognised with the title at the First Light Awards, which took place at London’s Leicester Square earlier this week.

Collecting the award, producer David Heyman said it was an “honour and a privilege” to receive it, given that it was voted for by the public in association with the Bafta Kids’ Vote.

Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the franchise and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, was up against other films including Shrek, Whale Rider, Happy Feet and Up.

Heyman added: “It’s especially exciting and moving to be voted Film of the Decade by children aged five to 15. We made the film for children of all ages from five to 105 really, but clearly a core part of our audience is young people and to be honoured is a privilege.”

The annual First Light awards celebrate short films made by young people.

Supported by the National Lottery through the UK Film Council, it provides funding and help to enable five to 19 year-olds to make their own short digital films and media projects.

Read our review of The Prisoner of Azkaban

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