Nahemi Events

NAHEMI Programme at Encounters Film Festival 18th September 2013

The NAHEMI programme at the Encounters Film Festival will be screened on the evening of Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the Watershed in Bristol, when the winners of the NAHEMI awards for Creative Filmmaking and Cinematography will also be announced.

The following films were selected:

  • Aftermath ( DRAMA / dir. Irina Alexiu / Goldsmiths)
  • Interference ( DRAMA / dir. John Danvoye / London Film Academy)
  • The Mass of Men ( DRAMA / dir. Gabriel Gauchet / NFTS)
  • Room for Two ( DRAMA / dir. Jan Hillman / London Film School)
  • Anomalies ( ANIMATION / dir. Ben Cady / RCA)
  • I Like to Bite ( ANIMATION / dir. Fiona Dulieu / Norwich)
  • Below the Row ( DOCUMENTARY / dir. Glen Travis / UCA Farnham )
  • The Man who Fell from the Sky ( DOCUMENTARY / dir. Jim Smith / UWE Bristol)

The standard of entries was really strong this year, so the competition was pretty fierce : it should be a really interesting programme !
Awards sponsored by NFTS and LFS

Winners of Eat Our Shorts 2013

Congratulations to the winners of Eat our Shorts 2013!

‘Butcher and Son’ directed by Simon Wade from the University of Westminster and
‘Time’s Up’ directed by Chris Yarwood from Staffordshire University

Both have won a year’s associate membership of Directors UK.

Eat Our Shorts, 8th July NFT3

Forms have been emailed to all NAHEMI members asking you to register for this year’s NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts Festival which takes place on 8th July 2013  in NFT3. This event provides a great opportunity for your students to screen their films at BFI Southbank, and for them to share this experience and to network with their contemporaries from across the UK.

EOS 9 + Talking Shop 2011 Registration

6 Days to go!

Please use the link below on our News page to register for this year’s conference and student film festival:

Talking Shop and Eat our Shorts 4th and 5th July

Dear NAHEMI friends,

Building on last year’s success, this year’s conference and showcase will be held at the BFI Southbank centre with the Talking Shop conference in the mornings and Eat Our Shorts, the students’ showcase films, in the afternoons.

Please note the dates are Monday and Tuesday 4th and 5th July in NFT3.  The AGM will be held at the University of Westminster Regent Street building on Wednesday 6th July.

Talking Shop

The conference provides a unique opportunity for members to report on and debate current initiatives in the teaching of practice.  As you may remember, last year’s themes were on Teaching Creativity, New Approaches to Documentary, Assessments and Questions of Employability.  We are open to topics that come from you and might for instance include – the best kept secrets of teaching, exercises that didn’t work, the creative possibilities of belt tightening and teaching film in a global culture.  From your topics we will fashion congruent themes for four different panels at the conference.

The deadline for proposals (titles and abstracts of 200 words) is the 8th April.


Eat Our Shorts

Eat Our Shorts presents a non-competitive showcase of your students’ recent films selected by you.   We invite you to encourage (coerce?) your filmmakers to come to the showcase which will include the Kodak Audience Award.

The deadline for registrations (but not the programme details) is the 8th April.

The cost of participation in either or both events is £150.  Please note, we will send annual invoices (£150 membership + £150 conference and showcase registration) immediately after the 8th April.

Please check the small print in the attached guidelines and programme outline.

With best wishes and looking forward to seeing you all in July


Claire Barwell

Chair of Nahemi

Film Producer and Director of the NFTS Nik Powell to present the Eat Our Shorts Awards 2010

Nik Powell will present the EOS 8.5 Awards on 24-6-2010 at 16.30 at the BFI Southbank in the NFT 3 Auditorium

In the early 1970’s Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in the space of ten years the pair turned a small mail-order record operation into a multi-million pound conglomerate.

In 1982 Powell went into partnership with Stephen Woolley, having sold out from Virgin in the previous year. Together they formed Palace Video, followed by Palace Pictures, and then Palace Productions, soon establishing each as highly regarded entities within the film distribution and production industry. Powell has acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace’s productions including Neil Jordan’s COMPANY OF WOLVES, OSCAR NOMINATED MONA LISA, Michael Caton-Jones’ SCANDAL, and Neil Jordan’s multi Oscar nominated THE CRYING GAME.

Nik and Stephen Woolley’s new company Scala produced Iain Softley’s BACKBEAT, Terence Davies’ THE NEON BIBLE, Shane Meadows’ TWENTYFOUR: SEVEN, Mark Herman’s Oscar and Golden Globe nominated LITTLE VOICE, Fred Schepisis’ LAST ORDERS starring Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, Helen Mirren, David Hemmings and Ray Winstone, Charles Dance’s LADIES IN LAVENDER, starring Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Miriam Margolis and Daniel Bruer and Nik also executive produced CALENDAR GIRLS.

Nik was appointed Director of the National Film and Television School in 2005, although he remains as non-executive chairman of Scala Productions.

He is also:

  • Vice Chairman of the board of the European Film Academy and previously for 9 years the Chairman of EFA and host of the European Film Awards
  • Vice Chairman of the Bafta Film committee and member of the Bafta Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chairman of the GEECT Board
  • Member of the US academy: AMPAS (Association of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Director of the board of the Northern Ireland Film and TV Commission and Chairman of its Film Investment Fund Committee 2003 to 2007
  • Member of the council of PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television)
  • Member of British Screen Advisory Council (overall umbrella body for UK media, set up by prime minister Harold Wilson, president is Lord Attenborough)
  • Member of European Producers Club
  • Member of the Academy of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards
  • Vice President of the National Society for Epilepsy
  • Chevalier dans l’ordre des arts et lettres

Nik Powell Producer and Director of National Film and Television School

    NAHEMI Talking Shop Conference @ EOS 8.5

    EOS 8.5 announces the addition of an exciting new teachers’ conference entitled Talking Shop and dedicated to ‘the secrets’ of teaching media practice.

    Talking Shop runs at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 23d and Thursday 24th of June 2010 in the NFT 3 Auditorium between 10.00 and 13.00 on the mornings of both days. Admission is by delegate registration only.

    Please e-mail: and if you would like to attend.

    Talking Shop 2010 includes four strands:

    • Teaching Creativity
    • Teaching Documentary
    • Assessing creative practice
    • Questions of Employability

    Announcing Eat Our Shorts 2010, EOS 8.5

    The eighth NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts Film Festival runs at BFI Southbank on Wednesday 23d and Thursday 24th of June 2010. Screenings can be viewed in the NFT 3 Auditorium between 13.30 and 17.00 on both days.

    Attendance is free to the general public if seats are available, (festival delegates have priority), but you have to register with the student filmmaker volunteers at the door.

    EOS 2010 has been dubbed EOS 8.5 as homage to the memory of director Federico Fellini’s breakthrough film ‘8.5’

    This year’s festival selection features a terrific array of student films from undergraduate and postgraduate filmmaking courses including innovative use of digital cinema, experimental video and television as well as breathtaking animation.

    This year, NAHEMI member schools have been asked to preselect shorter programmes than has been customary at the previous seven festivals, placing an emphasis on quality rather than quantity and focusing on student film content and creativity.