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NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts Awards 2019

Eat Our Shorts is NAHEMl’s annual festival of student films, a celebration of emerging UK talent. It brings together students and staff from Higher Education courses from across the country working in moving image, to screen their films and discuss current issues of contemporary film production and the future of the creative industries.

This year we were delighted to showcase the 16th Eat Our Shorts at Watersprite Film Festival, Cambridge. We programmed an exciting and dynamic selection of work across 3 screening programmes, and the standard of our UK student films was right up there with the other films in the festival.

The venue, in the main lecture theatre in the Old Divinity School, was indeed divine! Huge thanks to all the organisers of Watersprite who made this such a fun and vibrant event, and to our NAHEMI representatives Jeremy and Sophie for all your hard work in putting the programme together.

 

The NAHEMI Laurels Awards (voted by the audience at Watersprite Film Festival):

Programme 1

  • Winner Delicious Love, University of Gloucester
  • Runner up Towels, Falmouth University

Programme 2

  • Winner Music and Clowns, Royal College of Art
  • Runner up Virginia, Northern Film School

Programme 3

  • Winner Just Josie, University of Westminster
  • Runner up Girl, University of West of England

The ARRI Eat Our Shorts Awards:

ARRI Best Film

  • Music and Clowns Dir. Alex Widdowson, Royal College of Art

ARRI Best Cinematography Award

  • Jack Armour, Virginia, Northern Film School

 


ARRI Filmmaking Challenge at Watersprite Film Festival

This year Watersprite is partnering with ARRI to run a very special filming challenge! Open to anyone who can pull together a filming team (5 people recommended) and fancies the opportunity to use an ARRI Alexa Mini. The DoP of the winning team will receive a place on the ARRI Lighting Academy!

Fri, 8 March 2019

13:00 – 14:00

Old Divinity School, St Johns College (Lightfoot Room)

Anyone is welcome to attend this ARRI introductory event, but only teams who have signed up using the form here will be able to participate in the challenge. Deadline – Monday 18th Feb.

This is an incredible opportunity for any aspiring filmmaker to work with the best equipment in the business, flex their creativity and be part of Watersprite’s biggest festival to date!

 


NAHEMI ‘TALKING SHOP’: Call for Presentation Proposals

‘Talking Shop’ is our annual forum for presenting and discussing members’ recent developments in teaching practice. To date, we have had some great talks about new courses, seen some innovative films and, as many of you know, its a great opportunity for catching up on all sorts of things and swapping news.

We are seeking abstracts for consideration for presentations at Talking Shop this summer.

Please send 150 words to outline your ideas for a 20 minute presentation or a 6 minute Pecha Kucha presentation on any of the following themes:

  1. Best Kept Secrets in your Teaching Practice
  2. Environmental Sustainability
  3. Closing the Attainment Gap
  4. Digital Futures

The deadline for proposals is 29 March 2019. Please email:

chair@nahemi.org and secretary@nahemi.org

NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop will be in London on Friday 28 June 2019 (venue tbc)
Please put this exciting event in your calendar!


EAT OUR SHORTS!

This year we will be screening NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts at the Watersprite Student Film Festival 2019.  Our member institutes have had the opportunity to submit up to 10 minutes of student work to be screened at this prestigious event. We are now putting together an incredible programme of short films.

All NAHEMI member film students are invited to attend the screening on Thursday 7 March 2019, in Cambridge.

Tickets are free but limited, so please sign up as soon as you are sure you are attending.

Please encourage your students to come along. We are excited to be screening films and animations from 21 member institutions this year, and there is a free evening drinks reception for developing new networking opportunities.

You can book your tickets on the following Eventbrite: EAT OUR SHORTS SCREENING

We look forward to seeing you there!

https://www.watersprite.org.uk/

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NAHEMI Student Screening at Encounters Film Festival 2018

Congratulations to all of the student filmmakers who had their work screened at the NAHEMI programme at Encounters Film festival yesterday, held at the SOLD OUT Watershed Cinema in Bristol.

The award winners (pictured with Freya Billington from NAHEMI/ UWE, Bristol and David Green from Arri ) were as follows :

  • Award for best Undergraduate Film, “Dearly Departed” (University of Gloucestershire)
  • Award for best Cinematography, “Three Centimetres” (London Film School) : Arri have very generously given an extra prize of a three day lighting course worth 900 euros for this award !
  • NAHEMI Creative Filmmaking Award, “Inanimate” (National Film & Television School)

 

 

 

 

We’re looking forward to the next NAHEMI screening event ‘Celebrating Ambition, Vision and Talent’ at the Aesthetica film festival, in York on Friday 9th November.


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.