Please make your students aware of the NAHEMI/ ENCOUNTERS SCREENING / AWARDS CEREMONY next Wed 21st September 2-4pm Watershed, Bristol.

A fantastic programme of films from many of our member Institutions that comprises Drama, Documentary, Animation and Experimental work.

Delighted to announce Producer/IFeatures Executive Producer Christopher Granier-Deferre will be presenting the Awards.

Link for more details and tickets is here.

Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercials Competition 2016-17

NAHEMI member institutions wishing to enter this competition please email Peter Hort, using the subject line above, with the number of entries they’d like to make, by Monday 3rd October 2016 to   He will reply by Monday 10th October.

We currently have three briefs, from the agencies Libertine and Ogilvie One, and expect another from Mother London.

Please note that students should not under any circumstances contact the agencies or clients. Any queries should be directed through Peter.

These are the dates and deadlines:

‘Expressions of interest’ with the number of entries you wish to make must be submitted by Monday October 3rd 2016

Stock should be ordered by Friday 25th November.

Entry forms and final commercials: deadline Friday 24th February 2017

Awards: May 2017 at the Regent St Cinema; date to be confirmed

Kodak Nahemi Student Commercial Awards 2016

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Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial Awards 2016

The Nahemi/Kodak Student Commercials awards night was held at the Regent Street Cinema, University of Westminster, on the 20th May 2016.

The awards night was hosted by Nik Powell from the NFTS and presented by Sir Alan Parker in inimitable style.

40 entries from 11 member institutions were judged by a panel drawn from the companies that set the briefs – Mother and Libertine advertising agencies, a commercials director and Sam Clark from Kodak. With generous sponsorship from Libertine, Kodak, the NFTS, the University of Westminster and AUB, a good night was had by all.

Nahemi would like to thank Peter Hort and Rhianna Rizvi for coordinating the competition and the awards night.


Special Effects           Bubble                                    Farnham

Editing                        Choose the Outdoors                        IADT Dun Loaghaire

Script                          Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

Directing                    Luck                                        NFTS

Cinematography       Go Outdoors                           Manchester School of Art


‘Think’ brief

1.         Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

2.         Luck                                        NFTS

3=       Down the Line                       Arts University Bournemouth

3=       Near Miss                               NFTS


‘Scunci’ brief

1.         The Monkey from Scunci     NFTS

2.         Three Princesses                   University of Westminster


‘Go Outdoors’ brief

1.         Into the Woods                      NFTS

2.         Been Inside Too Long?         University of Westminster

3.         We’ve Got You Covered        Anglia Ruskin


Overall top three

1.         Into the Woods                      NFTS

2.         Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

3.         Luck                                        NFTS

NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts 13

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The Lucky Number 13 Eat Our Shorts festival was held in the beautifully restored birthplace of cinema, Regent Street Cinema (thanks to the University of Westminster) on the 11th December 2015.

Three programmes of films from 20 member courses were watched by an enthusiastic audience who voted for the winners as follows:
Screening 1: Mr Madila by Rory Waudby-Tolley from the Royal College of Art
Screening 2: Apollo by Joe Betteridge from Anglia Ruskin, the Cambridge School of Art
Screening 3: Je ne suis pas Charlie by Tariq Elmakki, Russell Cleave and Paul Chanter from the Plymouth College of Art.

The filmmakers won passes to the Future Film Festival at the BFI and Amazon vouchers. The winning courses have been offered a masterclass by Arri.

Q&As were hosted by Mark Trompeteler from the BKSTS, Will Howe from Canterbury Christchurch and Dominic Lees from UCA Farnham.

Prizes were awarded by Nik Powell from the NFTS.

Many thanks are due to Peter Hort and his team, in particular Rhianna Rizvi who brought it all together.

EAT OUR SHORTS Student Film Festival 2015

The NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts Student Film Festival 2015 will be held at the Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW on Friday December 11th.

There will be three screenings of student films from NAHEMI members: Screening One: 11.30 – 13.15, Screening Two: 14.00 – 15.30 and Screening Three: 16.00 – 17.45. At 6pm three audience prizes will be awarded to the winning films from each screening and drinks will be provided. Tickets are available from:



Tickets for NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop on Friday 26th June 2015

Annual General Meeting

10am Friday 26th June 2015

The Blue Room at BFI Southbank.

Please book your ticket here:

Eventbrite booking for NAHEMI AGM

NAHEMI Talking Shop Programme

The Blue Room at BFI Southbank.

2pm – 3.30pm

Eventbrite booking for NAHEMI Talking Shop

3 x 20 minute presentations with Q & A

Alistair Oldham

Senior Lecturer at UWE and documentary filmmaker

Teaching Film in the Age of the Internet

This paper will briefly attempt to open up some of those awkward questions around form, audience, genre and industry, questioning what implications such a monumental groundshift in distribution might have for our students’ futures in the traditionally termed ‘film and television industries’.

Judith Aston

Senior Lecturer in Film-making and Creative Media at UWE,and a co-director of i-Docs

Teaching Filmmaking in the 21st Century – an example from UWE

We have been teaching multiplatform and interactive documentary production alongside filmmaking for nearly twenty years and are starting to think in earnest about ways in which we can integrate these approaches more firmly within filmmaking itself. In order to do this, we are encouraging students to think of their practice as being part of a wider creative endeavour called ‘immersive design’. In this talk, I will explain what we mean by this and how we have begun to apply this concept from the ground up through the re-write and delivery of a Level 1 module.

Lucy Leake

Joint Programme Leader, Film at Plymouth College of Art

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Plymouth College of Art film students are encouraged to experiment with short film ideas throughout their three years with us, in response to themes, aesthetics, technologies and film texts explored in class sessions.  In response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in January this year, a group of three second year BA (Hons) Film students made a short (4:20m) film called Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie. The film plays with audience expectation, and is a remarkably powerful short.

However, it raised a number of questions around ethics;

1. Is it acceptable to show Islamic prayer ritual on screen?

2. How might this be received by a mixed audience?

3. How could students create a scene of terror in an urban street, without causing a scene of terror in an urban street?

4. The title itself is contentious, in a climate where support for Charlie Hebdo came under the banner of “Je Suis Charlie”

Interestingly the students addressed all these issues and more.


3.30pm Tea/Coffee


4pm Keynote Speaker Rod Stoneman

Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Before coming to NUI Galway, he was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

Towards a Different Future

In an overdue discussion the current challenges facing practice-based film training, Rod Stoneman examines the history, impact, and significance of film education. Film training has historically focused on the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. Arguing for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, he proposes that critical analysis and production should be connected. There is a political and aesthetic critique of the instrumentalism of some practice-based approaches – we may examine the possibilities for different futures in the digital era.

5pm Drinks



NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop Friday June 26th

Our 2015 AGM will take place in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank London on Friday June 26th from 10am -12noon followed by Talking Shop from 1.30pm – 5pm . Tea and coffee will be provided as well as Evening Drinks at 5pm. We will send out Eventbrite invitations to all our members shortly.

Nahemi @ Future Film Festival 2015

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 @ Encounters 2014

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.

Ffresh Film Festival 2015

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.

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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.