Nahemi was very pleased to have a presence this year at the BFI Future Film Festival from 20th – 22nd February. Three programmes of films – Animation, Fiction and Documentary were selected from previous submissions to Eat our Shorts and Encounters. The screenings were followed by lively panel discussions chaired respectively by Birgitta Hosea, Dan Hopkins and Peter Hort with student filmmakers talking about their films, and about the benefits of studying for their careers at Higher Education institutions.
Nahemi selected a progamme of 8 shorts from an open submission klonopin of films from member institutions. This was screened on the opening night of the Encounters festival with awards for Cinematography going to Untitled Blues from the Arts University Bournemouth and Creative Filmmaking to The Bigger Picture from the NFTS which has since gone on to win a BAFTA and be nominated for an Oscar.
Prizes were attendance at short courses, generously provided by the London Film School and the National Film and Television School and these were presented by producer Chris Auty.
Nahemi would like to congratulate all the filmmakers who submitted films to the Ffresh Film Festival in 2015 and say what a difficult task it was in selecting one film out of all of those viewed from a variety of genres. There were some very strong documentaries, dramas and animation films.
The Nahemi prize for ‘Best Film’ was awarded to an intriguing film about a man who is confused as to his own identity. Richard Miltiadis gives a measured and excellent performance; sound Design by Jon Kerslake adds an atmospheric dimension to the piece. The story, concept and direction by Rhodri Carter and Adam Russell, skillfully steers this film to its natural conclusion with innovation, visual flair, confidence and an even hand. Well done to all the team from ‘Me Without I’ University of South Wales.
The annual Nahemi festival of student films was held at the BFI Southbank on Friday 21st November 2014.
33 films from 20 member institutions were screened. Prizes were given by Shooting People and the BFI with sponsorship from Creative Skillset for the awards reception. The audience prizes (one vote for each of three screenings) went to The Wolf, the Ship and the Little Green Bag from the University of Westminster, Sunday Dinner with the Morgans from UCA Farnham and Glyn from Staffordshire University. Nik Powell presented the prizes with customary jokes and aplomb.