Digital Drama’s Alison Ramsey has won one of only 5 awards presented at the Imperial War Museum’s Short Film Festival for Deeds Not Words; Suffragette Surgeons of WWI.
Close to 700 films were submitted this year, with 38 short listed and 5 awards given at the Festival’s launch event at the Imperial War Museum London. Director Alison Ramsey of Digital Drama was awarded the prize for Best Use of Archive Material for the short film made as part of the larger Heritage Lottery funded project Deeds Not Words exploring the women who set up and ran the first military hospital in WWI in London’s Covent Garden. Particularly praised for bringing these inspiring women’s stories alive through the use of archive media and additional sound, the film features medical historian Dr Jennian Geddes, Annie Fox, granddaughter of a young orderly working at the hospital and is narrated by Women’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey. The film is showing as part of the IWM Short Film Festival in November 2017, will be shown at the Picture House in Soho on the 6th of December and is also available to watch on line below and on the Deeds Not Words project website.