The film follows young people as they attempt to break a world record for running the 100 metres wearing a pantomime horse. It will be screened on the London 2012 Lives Sites and in Panasonic stores nationwide.
‘Horsepower’ is also now long-listed for UK-wide awards to win the opportunity for the film to be screened at iconic London 2012 venues during the Games.
The winning students, from Fairbridge, are Kathleen Rice (18), Hannah Kirton (19), Florence Bailey (17), Kane Lewis (18), Christina Toppin (18), Nafi Baram (18). They said: 'Film Nation: Shorts has offered such a phenomenal opportunity to showcase the film we made at Fairbridge with the Young Film Academy.
'We are really pleased and proud to have won the Film of the Month competition and to have received a nomination for last years awards. We feel our film reflects the true values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.'
Ruth Mackenzie, Director, Cultural Olympiad, said: 'Well done to Kathleen, Hannah, Florence, Kane, Christina and Nafi – we were really impressed with their film.
'Thanks to the support of our partners Panasonic and the Olympic Lottery Distributor, Film Nation:Shorts is a programme which will deliver a powerful message about our intentions to put young people and their creative power into the heart of the 2012 Games.'