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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.” 


NAHEMI Screening at Encounters Film Festival

NAHEMI SCREENING at ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL by Freya Billington

AWARD WINNERS
A hugely successful sold-out screening at Encounters Film Festival was followed up by some words of wisdom from BAFTA-Award winning filmmaker Esther May Campbell, who then presented the following Awards.

  • CREATIVITY FILMMAKING AWARD 
    Director Zuzanna Kopacka for Documentary PIOTR (UWE_FILM)
  • PRODUCTION AWARD
    Director Alex Tyler for Drama ZAIRE (London Film School)
    (Award collected by Producer Erin Phillips )

Fantastic to showcase such a high standard of work, and to see so many of the filmmakers at the event!

 


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.


NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop July 7th at London College of Communication

Please visit our Eventbrite Site to register for your free member’s ticket

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nahemi-agm-and-talking-shop-2017-tickets-35168439750?ref=estw

NAHEMI AGM & Talking Shop 7th July 2017
Schedule of Events

London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
London
SE1 6SB

AGM 10.30am -12.30pm
Coffee and Danish Pastries served from 10am

LUNCH 12.30-1.30pm
Sandwiches and Beverages will be provided

Talking Shop

Session 1: 1.30- 3pm

1.30-2pm
Keynote Speaker
Joanna Callaghan, Sussex
Principal investigator on the AHRC funded Filmmaking Research Network
Chair of the MeCCSA Practice Network
Q & A

2- 3pm
Presentations
Alistair Oldham, University of the West of England
Wrecked on the Intertidal Zone
Q & A

Pecha Kucha Presentation
Shreepali Patel, Anglia Ruskin University
The Function of Experience within Practice-Practice Research

Short Reports
David Wheeler, Staffordshire University
Report on Munich Cinematography Conference
Peter Hort, University of Westminster
Report on CILECT Congress, Brisbane 2017

CHEAD’s role as an association of subject associations.

TEA/COFFEE 3-3.30pm

Session 2: 3.30pm – 5pm
Presentations
Dr. Pratap Rughani, London College of Communication
The Dance of Documentary Ethics
Q & A

Charlotte Crofts, University of the West of England
Screenworks: peer-reviewed online publication of practice research in film and screen media
Q & A

Short Presentations
Marek Budzynski Arts University Bournemouth
Embedding professional qualifications in the HE curriculum
Mark Carey, Leeds Beckett University
Electrical Safety on Student Shoots
Q & A

Chair’s Summary and Thanks
5-7pm Networking and Drinks


KODAK Commercial Student Awards 2017 -Winners

19th May 2017
The evening at a very full Regent Street Cinema was brilliantly organised by Peter Hort, Sophie Moore and their team at University of Westminster. It was a huge success and was attended by staff and students from many of our member institutions from across the UK. Sir Alan Parker gave out the prizes and Nik Powell, Director of the NFTS gave the oration. The high creative and professional standard of entries was praised by the judges.

And the Winners were….

Craft awards
Editing I Hate You Least IADT
Directing Cops’ Valentine Gloucestershirre
Sound A Valentine’s Tale Gloucestershire
Cinematography Santa Stop Here NFTS
Production Design Greatest Adventure AUB
Writing The Human Flesh NFTS

Paperchase brief
1st Cupid NFTS
2nd Atonement NFTS
=3rd I Hate You Least IADT
=3rd Perfect Valentine AUB

Rays of Sunshine brief
1st Greatest Adventure AUB

Centrepoint brief
1st Christmas Tree NFTS
2nd The Human Flesh NFTS
3rd Santa Stop Here NFTS

Pearson brief
1st Sweet Dreams NFTS
2nd We All Start Somewhere NFTS

WeSwap brief
1. Prey Gloucestershire

Overall
1st Greatest Adventure AUB
2nd Cupid NFTS
3rd Atonement NFTS


Eat Our Shorts 2016 Friday 2nd December 2016 Regent Street Cinema

This lively programme of impressive and diverse student films was very well attended by students and staff from many of our member institutions. The winners of the audience awards were the following: University for the Creative Arts Farnham, Harvest of a New Life, (documentary), Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University The Victorious (drama), and University of Westminster Husky (drama). We are very grateful to ARRI who have sponsored workshops for the prizewinning institutions.