The UK Film Council has recruited some high profile judges for its FirstLight Film Awards: actors Daniel Craig, Martin Freeman and Martin Clunes,director Anthony Minghella, TV presenter David Attenborough, comedienne Jenny Eclair.

The awards ceremony willbe held on February 28 at London's Odeon West End. Prizes will be given in10 categories.

The awards honour young UK filmmakers fromthe ages of five to 18. The First Light initiative, funded by the Film Councilwith National Lottery grants, awards an average of £5,000 per short film.