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A TOUCHING personal tale about a young man and his dog has won first prize and £500 in a short film competition celebrating the second anniversary of the South Downs National Park.

In his film ‘Up on the Downs’ Jason Eade, from Sussex, used film and animation to tell the story of his dog’s recovery from a car accident and how much they enjoy their daily walks in the National Park.

All the films submitted in the competition went before a judging panel, which included Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville.

Mr Eade said: ‘I go up there every day so it’s an area I know really well. I thought it would be a good idea to show people my perspective of the South Downs.

‘This is my first film, so I’m really surprised and proud that it got this far.’

The films are available at