A HEREFORDSHIRE charity's films have been shown at the ceremony of the 2021 Booker Prize

Rural Media, a media charity and production company, has produced six short films based on each of the books shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.

The Booker Prize, formerly known as the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, is a literary prize awarded each year for the best novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

Rural Media has partnered with The Booker Prize and the BBC to produce the films, which were broadcast at yesterday's (November 3) ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

The films are named after the six nominated books: A Passage North, Bewilderment, No one is Talking About This, The Fortune Men, The Great Circle and The Promise.

The films were created by three new directors; Yero Timi-Biu, Liam Young and Christine Ubochi.

All three are graduates of New Creatives, a national scheme co-produced by Rural Media and funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts to highlight the best of emerging film and TV talent.

The films are also available to watch on the Booker Prizes’ youtube channel.

Grant Black, Rural Media’s creative director and deputy chief executive, said he was thrilled the charity had been commissioned to produce the films and that it had the chance to mentor the three directors.

He said: "New Creatives gave us the opportunity to find and support emerging new talent across the nation and we couldn’t be prouder seeing their skills celebrated on a national scale across the BBC thanks to BBC Arts and The Booker Prize."

Liam Young, director of the films Bewilderment and No-one Is Talking About This, said: “Being able to be part of this project has been fantastic. It was really fun to put my own spin on an extract from both books and also great to work with two unbelievably talented actors.”