We are delighted to announce our call for submissions to THE NAHEMI NATIONAL STUDENT FILM AWARDS competition.

NAHEMI will be presenting national awards for:

NAHEMI Best Overall Student Film
NAHEMI Best Undergraduate Student Film
NAHEMI National Cinematography Award
NAHEMI National Sound Award
NAHEMI National Editing Award
NAHEMI National Creativity Award

To submit films, please read the following instructions carefully:

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

1) Please email 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.

Once you have done this, then go to the following private link on Filmfreeway to submit to the NAHEMI account via the link below.

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.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 10th December 2021.

The Voting/Selection Panel will take place over the Xmas holidays and prize winners will be announced on December 31st.

We will also be placing 90 minutes of the best films into the NAHEMI Official Selection Showcase which will be distributed nationally and at film festivals throughout 2022. Each film selected for the showcase will also receive an award.

To qualify:

Your films must have been completed in 2021.

Your institution must belong to NAHEMI.

Good luck!

Rafe Clayton,
NAHEMI Executive,
Chair of the National Student Film Awards

Annual General Meeting Friday July 16th at 11am

The NAHEMI AGM, for 2021, will take place on Friday, July 16th at 11.00 am online, followed by a presentation by Melanie Hoyes BFI Industry Inclusion Executive.

Details and Zoom link to follow.

Talking Shop Call for Papers (Extended Deadline)

Talking Shop is NAHEMI’s annual conference where its members can reflect, share, and debate issues of the day associated with the moving image in Higher Education.

Talking Shop 2021: ‘Looking Forward’

Keynote Speaker: Melanie Hoyes

Industry Inclusion Executive BFI


July 16th 2.00pm


‘However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light’.

Stanley Kubrick

This one-day, online, conference will investigate how we move forward in a post-pandemic world. The past year has impacted our role as film educators in a significant way and it is time to focus on the positive aspects of our experience. Lockdown was an unprecedented situation, during which we have reinvented methods of communication, redesigned our teaching strategies, and found new ways of providing guidance and support. In response, students have discovered creative ways of telling screen stories and engaging with the curriculum through the innovative use of technologies. Furthermore, during the time of restricted movement people have found a voice of protest, Black Lives Matter, Everyone is Welcome and Climate Change have all been visible in raising questions about who we are and the nature of our future. Going forward, how will these events change our curriculum, the teaching materials we use, the way we communicate, and the films our students produce? NAHEMI Talking Shop invites papers, reflections, presentations, or Pecha Kutcha, no longer than 15minutes, on or around the following topics:


What have we learned from the pandemic?

What new practices have emerged?

What new forms of work through the use of technology are there?

Have we found new audiences and new formats?

What creative solutions have we found?

How can we decolonise the curriculum?

Have new communities been formed?

Have online forms of communication been more inclusive, if so how?

Is blended learning here to stay?

Has climate change been upstaged by recent events?

What are the strategies for supporting students, challenged by a post COVID world?


Dates for submitting proposals: Tuesday 6th July 5.30 (extended deadline), please send no more than 150 words, to


Please Note – NAHEMI, AGM will take place on 15th July, details to follow.

Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial Awards

Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial Awards on YouTube Premiere

Friday 4th June from 18.30 to 19.30

Link here

Talking Shop 2021

Talking Shop is NAHEMI’s annual conference, an opportunity for members to share their experiences and good practice as film educators. This year TS2021 is called ‘Looking Forward’ and invites papers on how we move forward in a post-pandemic world. Calls will be sent out this week, we are looking for 15-minute thought-provoking presentations. Deadline for proposals: July 1st – TS will be held on 16th July online. We look forward to receiving your ideas – watch your inbox!

NAHEMI Canon UK Eat Our Shorts Winners


Still from Ballast directed by Jesse Gilbert

We are pleased to announce the winners of the NAHEMI Canon UK Eat Our Shorts Film Festival 2021. Well done to all involved.

Screening One


Title of Film: Christian’s Voice

Filmmaker: Phoebe Sharp

University: Cardiff University

Runner Up

Title of Film:  Please Don’t Touch


Directed by & Editor & Sound Design Gabby King

Director of Photography- Marcia Rumsey

Music- Kyle Gabbidon

Choreography by and starring – Megan Landi

Sound Recordist- Rishabh Yadav

University: Coventry University


Screening Two


Title of Film: 48 Cuckoo Lane


Producer                     James Sinton

Director                       Luke Ainger

Screenwriter               James Sinton

DoP                             Louisa Karayiannis

Production designer   Rebecca Sprague

Editor                          Carolina de Andres

Sound recordist          Jack Marshall

Sound Editor               Oscar Brierley

Gaffer                          Vojta Stanek

University: University of Westminster

Runner Up

Title of Film: Bad Flowers


Directed by Macy Byfield

Music by Chloe Howard and Annabel Whittle

University: Manchester School of Art


Screening Three


Title of Film: Eden


Director: Charlie Bush

Producer: Patrick Whinder-Montague

DOP: Barney Janes

Editor: Sam Schottner

Sound Designer: Maryam Bahaari

Sound Assistant: Guy Newland

University: University of West of England

Runner Up

Title of Film: War at my Front Door

Filmmaker: Sophie Zermatten

University: Cardiff University


Canon UK ‘Emerging Talent’ Award


Title of Film: Ballast


Jesee Gilbert- Director/Producer

Kalyani Pathak-Producer

DOP-Yash Suda

Editor- Sarah Stock

Editor- Chris Lipscombe

University: Northern Film School

GEECT Spring 2021 Online Conference – Remembrance of Things to Come

GEECT Spring 2021 Online Conference, June 21st & 22nd 2021.

A two day conference exploring the making and the meaning of film school archives.

Please register for the conference online. You will be sent a link that will allow you to complete your registration and pay the conference fee , which is £50 for GEECT and CILECT members.

Please, note that there are FEE WAIVERS available for non-GEECT members. Each Full Member school may receive only one fee waiver for each conference, on a “first come-first serve” basis. Please tick the fee waiver box on the order form to request this (subject to approval by the Executive Director of CILECT).

The fee for non-members is £100.

If you do not receive a booking and payment link within 48 hours please contact Peter Hort

NAHEMI CANON Eat Our Shorts Film Festival 2021

The NAHEMI CANON Eat Our Shorts Film Festival 2021 will take place this weekend! Below is the line-up of events:

Click for the full Eat Our Shorts Programme

Screening 1-Friday 21st May-6pm-7:15pm

Screening 2-Saturday 22nd May- 11:30am-12:45pm

Screening 3-Saturday 22nd May- 3pm-4:30pm

You can find the full programme here.

Look out for Vimeo links to provide you with access to the screenings, half an hour before each screening is due to start.

Straight after screening one and two, we will conduct a 20-minute zoom meeting so you can vote for your favourite films. You can vote for your favourite film of screening three during the online awards ceremony.

We will run the live online awards ceremony and Q & A zoom meeting on Saturday 22nd May 4:30pm-6:00pm.

See you there!

NAHEMI’s Diversity and Inclusion Booth

Check out NAHEMI’s Diversity and Inclusion Booth Made by NAHEMI Members and Partners

Francesca Zerenghi at Westminster has set up a Diversity and Inclusion Booth – we would like to invite all our members to contribute to it – creating an active digital tool that can be used to enhance our teaching,  decolonise the film curriculum and encourages a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion.The aim is for members across the UK to use this link to share best practice/pool resources.

Check it out below or here for the full version.

Made with Padlet


Freya Billington continues her series of NAHEMI supported talks this Friday 15th January and Wednesday 20th January. Both at 3pm

Grab a cuppa and please let your students know.

Zoom Meeting ID: 795 261 3779 Password: TEAAT3


Her guests are:

PHILIP ILSON – Artistic Director of the London Short Film Festivalliterally as it kicks off this year
Philip Ilson is the ‘GO-TO’ guy when it comes to distribution/ exhibition of SHORT FILMs in the UK. He is the LFF’s Senior Short Film Advisor. He is also the Artistic Director of the London Short Film Festival, which he co-founded in 2004, and has previously worked as a programmer at the East End, Cork and Branchage Film Festivals as well as Curzon Soho Cinema.
Note at this year’s LSFF21 All industry talks are free, all tickets under a fiver and we’ve cost-effective passes too. Full programme –
Carol Morley is an inspirational film-maker whose work includes BAFTA nominated The Alcohol Years, Dreams of a Life, The Falling and most recently her first US-based film Out of Blue. Together with Producer Cairo Cannon, she runs CAMP Films which has made award winning shorts, documentaries and features that have played in cinemas, on TV, in galleries and at festivals world wide.