Nahemi News

Kodak Commercials Awards 2018

What a fantastic night at Regents Street Cinema, London on Friday 18th May, where we screened all 48 entries to this years Kodak Commercial Competition.  The cinema was bursting at the seams with students and staff from our member institutions all over the UK.

Sara Dunlop, award-winning filmmaker, and Sam Clarke from Kodak, presented 26 awards, with NFTS sweeping the board:

Overall Winners

  1. Sarah the Puppet NFTS for Vagaband
  2. Nativity NFTS for Not On The High Street
  3. Hold Still NFTS for Ataxia Awareness

Ataxia Awareness Brief

  1. Hold Still NFTS
  2. The Fight University of Westminster
    3= She’s Still My Mum Arts University Bournemouth
    3= Baby and Me Gloucestershire

Healthy Back Bag Brief

  1. Landmine NFTS
  2. In Balance UCA Farnham
    3= Bad Bag NFTS
    3= Don’t Let Your Baggage Let You Down University of Westminster
    3= Catwalk Arts University Bournemouth

Not On The High Street

  1. Nativity NFTS
  2. A Nice Surprise NFTS
  3. The Gift University of the West of England

Vagaband Brief

  1. Sarah the Puppet NFTS
  2. Hands NFTS
    3= Fragile Child University of Westminster
  3. 3= Four Seasons Gloucestershire

Craft Awards:

  • Production Design: Dracula’s Gift Arts University Bournemouth
  • Script: From Russell With Love UCA Farnborough
  • Editing: Hands NFTS
  • Editing: The Fight University of Westminster
  • Performance: Travel Light University of the West of England
  • Cinematography: A Nice Surprise NFTS
  • Original Idea: Spa Day Arts University Bournemouth

Huge thanks to Shelby Maddock, Peter Hort and University of Westminster for organising the event, and to Sara and Sam for hosting the evening so beautifully.

Good luck to all those hard working and talented students who graced us with such a fun evening’s viewing.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 29th June 2018

NAHEMI Talking Shop will be help on Friday 29th June.

A fantastic programme is being planned.

Full details on the way soon!

KODAK Student Commercials Awards Update

The judging is complete!
Our panel of 8 judges had a fantastic day selecting the winners for this year’s Kodak Awards. With a record-breaking 48 entries, they really had their work cut out.
Now we’re looking forward to the Awards Ceremony which will take place on Friday 18th May, 6pm, at the Regent Street Cinema, London, where all 48 entries will be screened.

Please contact Shelby Maddock if you have any enquiries about tickets.

Judges from left to right

Charlie Inman (Mother London), Mark Brandis (Libertine), Professor Suzie Hanna (Chair of NAHEMI), Susannah Hayes (commercials director), Danny Edwards (Editor, Shots), Sam Clark (Kodak), John Wood (Libertine).

Missing from the lineup is Pete Souter from TWBA\London who was also on the panel.

Eat Our Shorts 2017: The Winners!

Thanks to University of Westminster for hosting the 2017 NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts 2017 screenings, at the Regent Street Cinema.

This year we saw a fantastic and diverse range of work across the three screening programmes:

Screening 1:

  • Poles Apart – National Film and Television School
  • Pre-Retro – University of the West of England
  • Night Drive – Lincoln School of Film and Media
  • Stormin’ – Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin
  • Comfort Zone – Norwich University of the Arts
  • Dead. Tissue. Love. – University of Gloucestershire
  • Welcome to My City – Plymouth College of Art
  • White Lilacs – Royal College of Art
  • The Affair – London Film Academy
  • The King of Snapchat – The Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett

Screening 2

  • Piotr – University of the West of England
  • Minus Pink – The London Film School
  • Goodbye – The Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett
  • Heaven’s Not All That – London Film Academy
  • Mussels – Royal College of Art
  • Gaia – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Untold – Lincoln School of Film and Media
  • Highway Hotel – Norwich University of the Arts
  • The Collector – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
  • Our Daughter is a Necromancer – Falmouth University
  • Stevie – Middlesex University

Screening 3

  • Elegy for a Working Man – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
  • Tunnel Vision – Norwich University of the Arts
  • Bird – Plymouth College of Art
  • The Cold Case – Falmouth University
  • Good Girls – Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier
  • Panoramic – Norwich University of the Arts
  • Cracks – University of the West of Scotland
  • How Can I Lean On You If You’re Sideways? – The Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett
  • 1st Old Boys – Westminster Film School

As is customary at ‘Eat Our Shorts’, the audience voted for “Best Film” from each Screening, and the winners are:

  • Audience Award 1: Stormin’ – Cambridge School of Art
  • Audience Award 2: The Collector – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
  • Audience Award 3: Good Girls – Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh

Congratulations to all students who had their work selected for screening – the quality of the work was excellent!

EAT OUR SHORTS 2017 Tickets available now!

Tickets are now available for Eat Our Shorts 2017

NAHEMI annual one day festival celebrating student films, Eat Our Shorts, will take place at Regent Street Cinema on Friday 1st December.

There will be 3 programmes of screenings plus Q&As with the filmmakers. At 5pm there will be a drinks reception and prizes presentation in Fyvie Hall for all participants, Regent Street Campus next door. The event has been generously supported by ARRI.

Please follow the eventbrite link to register for tickets. More information on the running order will be found there.

 

 

NAHEMI “Establishing the Filmmaker” @ Aesthetica Film Festival 2017

NAHEMI ‘Establishing the Filmmaker’ Screening and Q&A was held on Friday 15th November at the Aesthetica Film Festival York.

A range of films including narrative, experimental, documentary and animation were screened having been selected by a panel from the Executive Board. We had an extensive number of high quality submissions from our member Institutions.

Freya Billington, Programme Leader from UWE_FILM then hosted a Q&A with 8 of the filmmakers whose work had been screened, asking them about their experience studying filmmaking and discussing their future plans. Audience feedback was extremely positive and the NAHEMI presence most definitely felt.

Several filmmakers have had people contact them directly about including their films in other festivals as a result of seeing them in the programme.

One student commented:

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to NAHEMI for everything. Being able to go to Encounters and Aesthetica has been such an experience. I have loved every second of it. Seen hundreds of films, spoken to so many people. I have had an absolute blast, picked up some work and my head is buzzing with ideas for future projects.” 

Encounters Film Festival Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!

NAHEMI Screening & Awards Ceremony at ENCOUNTERS Film Festival will take place on:
Wed 20 September
19:00
WATERSHED: CINEMA 3

Click the link to book your tickets!

http://encounters-festival.org.uk/events/nahemi-screening-15/

Talking Shop 2017 at LCC

Talking Shop 2017, kindly hosted by Dean of Screen at LCC, Larra Anderson, turned out to be a great day of stimulating presentations and engaging conversations. The range of relevant subjects covered was bold and inclusive, from the keynote on Film Practice as Research and a thought-provoking session on Documentary Ethics, to a discussion about Embedding Professional Qualifications within a Curriculum.

Thanks go to the attendees from so many member institutions, and to the following presenters for such a fantastic day of debate;

  • Joanna Callaghan, Sussex, Principal investigator on the AHRC funded Filmmaking Research Network and Chair of the MeCCSA Practice Network http://filmmakingresearch.net
  • Charlotte Crofts, University of the West of England Screenworks: peer-reviewed online publication of practice research in film and screen media http://screenworks.org.uk
  • Dr. Pratap Rughani, London College of Communication
    ‘The Dance of Documentary Ethics’
    A workshop on the making of a new interactive documentary ethics webtool, based on the observational film Justine (Lotus Films, UK, 2013, 26mins)
  • Alistair Oldham, UWE
    “Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone”.
    The project explores the changing ecology, society and industry of the Thames Estuary and is funded by the Arts Council, the Wellcome Trust and Arts Catalyst.
  • Marek Budzynski, AUB
    Is embedding professional qualifications within an established curriculum of benefit to students employment potential?
  • Shreepali Patel, Anglia Ruskin University, The Function of Experience within Practice Research
  • Mark Carey, Leeds Beckett University Electrical Safety on Student Shoots
  • Peter Hort, University of Westminster gave presentations on CILECT and CHEAD, and David Wheeler, Staffordshire University, gave a very fulsome report on the IMAGO Teaching Cinematography conference in Munich 2017.

Professor Suzie Hanna, Chair of NAHEMI

NAHEMI at Encounters and ASFF 2017: Submission Details

Following the successful screenings of recent years, NAHEMI will be presenting a 90 minute programme of students work at this year’s Encounters and Aesthetica festivals.

To submit films for this, please read the following instructions carefully :

Each institution can submit a TOTAL of 20 minutes worth of films, with a MAXIMUM of THREE films submitted from any one institution.

1) Please email Alistair.Oldham@uwe.ac.uk with the following details :

Name of institution / film titles with running times / contact details of lecturers & student filmmakers / one line synopsis.

2) Please login and set up an account on Filmfreeway to upload films (these need to be of screening quality) and appropriate submission details, including jpeg / one line synopsis / name of institution / director and crew / student contact details.

3) Once you have done this, then go to the following private link on Filmfreeway to submit to the NAHEMI account (cut and paste into browser).

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/NAHEMI-THEBESTUKSTUDENTFILMMAKING

It’s really important that these instructions are followed carefully and if details are missing the film will probably be disqualified as we will not be chasing details over the summer.

The deadline for applications is Monday July 3rd and selection will take place at the London Film Academy on Saturday July 8th.

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