Nahemi News

The Casting Handbook by Jennifer Granville, Leeds Metropolitan University

“The Casting Handbook”  has been published by Routledge. Written by the Northern Film School’s Jennifer Granville, with casting director Suzy Catliff, the book explains the casting process from beginning to end and covers everything that training and early stage producers and directors need to know. It includes interviews with actors, agents, directors, casting directors and producers; case studies; exercises and a fact file of useful templates and contacts. This is a vital – but often overlooked area of the production process – link for library purchases below.

Cilect – Prague Invitation

Dear Nahemi members,

As members of Cilect we are invited to this annual conference. We have two delegates from the executive going, myself and Alistair Oldham, but it appears that there may be more places at the rate of 400 Euros (exluding travel) if you wish to attend.

best wishes


Conference 2011 Prague invitation

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:

Nahemi @ BFI Southbank, 2011 Conference and Student Showcase NFT 3, July 4 & 5.

  • Mornings – Talking Shop: The second Nahemi conference about the teaching of practice in higher education with topics on the relationship between the creative practice and the teaching of screenwriting; the impact of digital SLR cameras on creative practice and the awkwardnesses of film-making practice as research.
  • Afternoons – Eat Our Shorts: The 9th Nahemi student film showcase with a selection of this year’s documentary, fiction and animation films from member schools and departments.  The programme will be introduced and discussed by the filmmakers.

University of Westminster

July 6

  • 10.30, 309 Regent Street, WIB 2UW.  All members welcome.

Full programme details available shortly.

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

Nik Powell to present NAHEMI awards

Nik Powell, Producer and Director of the National Film & Television School will be presenting the NAHEMI / KODAK awards

at this year’s Encounters Film Festival in Bristol on Thursday 18th November.

The two awards to be given are  the NAHEMI / KODAK  Creative Filmmaking Award and the Kodak / NAHEMI

Cinematography Award. The winners will be announced on Thursday.