NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching of practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education including the theory and history underpinning these practices.

  • NAHEMI represents member institutions in debate on funding and structure on National and International Committees with Government Bodies and Industry.
  • NAHEMI provides a regular forum for the membership to discuss and develop opinion around its subject.
  • NAHEMI represents the aims and interests of the sector through publication and engagement in public debate.
  • NAHEMI provides support for the Film, Video, Television, Animation and Digital Media departments within their institutions.
  • NAHEMI forges and maintains links with the regions and the nations in the UK and with colleagues in the Irish Republic.
  • NAHEMI forges and maintains links with the equivalent educational and industry sectors in Europe and with the wider international community.
  • NAHEMI promotes and organises the exhibition and exchange of student work and staff and student research on behalf of the member institutions.
  • NAHEMI is strongly committed to cultural diversity and promotes policies which encourage full participation in education in the Moving Image by all sections of society.
  • NAHEMI does all such other lawful acts and things which may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of such objectives.

What we do

We showcase a selection of students’ productions at national festivals such as Encounters and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Every year we organise Eat Our Shorts (EOS), a dynamic festival of student shorts from the Nahemi membership. EOS offers members a high profile opportunity to showcase their students’ work and provides a unique student-led cultural experience as well as an opportunity for debate and networking.

Every year we offer a number of prestigious awards for students’ productions. For example, we offer a Creativity and Innovation award, and a Cinematography award at Encounters and we select the Best Film festival prize at Ffresh in Wales. Prizes have been sponsored by Kodak, ARRI, Avid, Directors UK, NFTS, LFS and Panasonic.

We organise competitions for student filmmakers including the prestigious Nahemi/Kodak Student Commercial awards with 16mm stock donated by Kodak, and live briefs set by the advertising industry.

We hold an annual conference ‘Talking Shop’ where members can propose papers on sharing good practice and raising key areas of interest and concern for debate.

We are represented on and/or regularly contribute to a variety of national and international organisations, including CHEAD, CILECT, GEECT, MeCCSA, Screenskills, the BFI, the British Council and the Higher Education Academy.