Congratulations to former student, Ben Hodge, whose film ‘1 Year: A letter to my 14-year-old self has won best documentary at the Into Film awards. The film follows Ben’s journey as a trans man, documenting his first year of having testosterone

The awards ceremony was due to take place at the ODEON Luxe in Leicester square in March this year. However, due to the pandemic it had to be postponed and was hosted virtually by David Walliams OBE.

Ben told us, “Winning the award has been such a huge honour and to hear my story being appreciated and heard is truly remarkable. I wanted to use the film as a way of celebrating my 1 year on testosterone but also to show people that it does get better, and that trans people can thrive when properly supported both medically and mentally.”

We are so proud of Ben and feel privileged to have been part of his journey.

You can watch the documentary here – 1 Year