Guests at the first gala fundraising dinner at The Showroom
The Showroom hosted its inaugural gala fundraising dinner
Filmmakers, broadcasters and journalists gathered at The Showroom on Paternoster Row to celebrate Sheffield’s thriving independent film industry and raise funds for the refurbishment of four cinema screens.
The evening was hosted by broadcasting legend Harry Gration and included an inspiring after dinner speech by journalist and host of Film 2017 Danny Leigh.
Danny related anecdotes from his career in film, made a heartfelt pledge on the importance of Sheffield to the UK’s independent film sector and conducted impromptu mini-interviews with some of the filmmakers in attendance, include Warp Films producer Barry Ryan.
Also in attendance were award winning Sheffield filmmakers Colin Pons, Alex Usborne, Caroline Cooper-Charles, Rachel Tunnard and Daniel Gordon, as well as Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council John Mothersole.
Plans are already under way for next year’s event on Thursday 1 February, 2018.