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We’ve received awards for our projects, films and sustainable building – as well as our organisation in general. A selection of the awards are listed below.


Awards (selected)
  • Winner: The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service to Groups in the Community (2006)
  • Regional Winner: Enterprising Britain Awards (2007)
  • Community Media Beacon Award: UK Online (2009)
  • Outstanding Contribution to Digital Inclusion: eWell Being Awards (2010)
  • Winner, Best UK Neighbourhood Renewal Programme for the Development of Digital Integration in Deprived Communities: The International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal Annual Awards (2010)
  • Winner: KWMC The Factory: Alfred Telling Award from Bristol’s Guild of Guardians (2015)
  • Shortlisted, Most Improved Workplace Award and Employer of the Year: Travel West Business Awards (2015)
  • Selected, Knowle West included in the international Smart21 list of Intelligent Communities: Intelligent Community Forum (2017)
  • Selected, Knowle West Media Centre: Creative England CE50 (2018)
  • Selected, We Can Make: Nesta and The Observer New Review’s 50 New Radicals (2018)
Building Awards (selected)
  • Winner, the Bristol Civic Society Environmental Award: Enhancing the Bristol Environment (2008)
  • Winner, Best Community Benefit Building: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (South West) (2009)
Project Awards (selected)
  • Winner, Archimedia project: Empowering Young People in their Community – The South Bristol Urban Partnership Group Awards (2008)
  • Selected, Carbon Makeover project: The Prince’s May Day Climate Summit – The Carbon Positive Community Award (2008)
  • Shortlisted,Edible Landscape Movement (ELM) project: Bristol Genius Award (2012)
  • Shortlisted, My Knowle West app: NextGen – Intelligent Communities Award (2015)
Recognition for film work (selected)
  • Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution: Electric December film festival (2011)
  • Shortlisted, The Glowing Divide: Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment, TechSpark SPARKIES (2015)

Films we’ve produced or supported have been shown at film festivals across the world:

  • Edinburgh International Film Festival (2004)
  • Cannes Film Festival (2004)
  • GFFIS (Green Film Festival in Seoul) (2007)
  • Earth Vision – 16th Tokyo Global Environmental Film Festival (2007)
  • London Short Film Festival (2009)
  • International Nature Film Festival (2009)
  • Encounters Short Film Festival (2009)
  • Four River Film Festival, Croatia (2010)
Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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