Tickets for NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop on Friday 26th June 2015

Annual General Meeting

10am Friday 26th June 2015

The Blue Room at BFI Southbank.

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NAHEMI Talking Shop Programme

The Blue Room at BFI Southbank.

2pm – 3.30pm

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3 x 20 minute presentations with Q & A

Alistair Oldham

Senior Lecturer at UWE and documentary filmmaker

Teaching Film in the Age of the Internet

This paper will briefly attempt to open up some of those awkward questions around form, audience, genre and industry, questioning what implications such a monumental groundshift in distribution might have for our students’ futures in the traditionally termed ‘film and television industries’.

Judith Aston

Senior Lecturer in Film-making and Creative Media at UWE,and a co-director of i-Docs

Teaching Filmmaking in the 21st Century – an example from UWE

We have been teaching multiplatform and interactive documentary production alongside filmmaking for nearly twenty years and are starting to think in earnest about ways in which we can integrate these approaches more firmly within filmmaking itself. In order to do this, we are encouraging students to think of their practice as being part of a wider creative endeavour called ‘immersive design’. In this talk, I will explain what we mean by this and how we have begun to apply this concept from the ground up through the re-write and delivery of a Level 1 module.

Lucy Leake

Joint Programme Leader, Film at Plymouth College of Art

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Plymouth College of Art film students are encouraged to experiment with short film ideas throughout their three years with us, in response to themes, aesthetics, technologies and film texts explored in class sessions.  In response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in January this year, a group of three second year BA (Hons) Film students made a short (4:20m) film called Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie. The film plays with audience expectation, and is a remarkably powerful short.

However, it raised a number of questions around ethics;

1. Is it acceptable to show Islamic prayer ritual on screen?

2. How might this be received by a mixed audience?

3. How could students create a scene of terror in an urban street, without causing a scene of terror in an urban street?

4. The title itself is contentious, in a climate where support for Charlie Hebdo came under the banner of “Je Suis Charlie”

Interestingly the students addressed all these issues and more.


3.30pm Tea/Coffee


4pm Keynote Speaker Rod Stoneman

Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Before coming to NUI Galway, he was Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4 Television.

Towards a Different Future

In an overdue discussion the current challenges facing practice-based film training, Rod Stoneman examines the history, impact, and significance of film education. Film training has historically focused on the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. Arguing for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, he proposes that critical analysis and production should be connected. There is a political and aesthetic critique of the instrumentalism of some practice-based approaches – we may examine the possibilities for different futures in the digital era.

5pm Drinks



NAHEMI AGM and Talking Shop Friday June 26th

Our 2015 AGM will take place in the Blue Room at BFI Southbank London on Friday June 26th from 10am -12noon followed by Talking Shop from 1.30pm – 5pm . Tea and coffee will be provided as well as Evening Drinks at 5pm. We will send out Eventbrite invitations to all our members shortly.

Nahemi @ Future Film Festival 2015

Nahemi was very pleased to have a presence this year at the BFI Future Film Festival from 20th – 22nd February. Three programmes of films  – Animation, Fiction and Documentary were selected from previous submissions to Eat our Shorts and Encounters. The screenings were followed by lively panel discussions chaired respectively by Birgitta Hosea, Dan Hopkins and Peter Hort with student filmmakers talking about their films, and about the benefits of studying for their careers at Higher Education institutions.


Nahemi @ Encounters 2014

Nahemi selected a progamme of  8 shorts from an open submission klonopin of films from member institutions. This was screened on the opening night of the Encounters festival with awards for Cinematography going to Untitled Blues from the Arts University Bournemouth and Creative Filmmaking to The Bigger Picture from the NFTS which has since gone on to win  a BAFTA and be nominated for an Oscar.


Prizes were attendance at short courses, generously provided by the London Film School and the National Film and Television School and these were presented by producer Chris Auty.

Ffresh Film Festival 2015

Nahemi would like to congratulate all the filmmakers who submitted films to the Ffresh Film Festival in 2015 and say what a difficult task it was in selecting one film out of all of those viewed from a variety of genres.  There were some very strong documentaries, dramas and animation films.

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The Nahemi prize for ‘Best Film’ was awarded to an intriguing film about a man who is confused as to his own identity. Richard Miltiadis gives a measured and excellent performance; sound Design by Jon Kerslake adds an atmospheric dimension to the piece. The story, concept and direction by Rhodri Carter and Adam Russell, skillfully steers this film to its natural conclusion with innovation, visual flair, confidence and an even hand.  Well done to all the team from ‘Me Without I’ University of South Wales.

Eat Our Shorts 2014 Friday 21st November BFI Southbank

This event has been sponsored by Shooting People who have kindly donated 2 memberships for each of  the winning films.



Eat Our Shorts
Friday 21 November
BFI Southbank
Details of the screenings are on the Eventbrite booking form.
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We look forward to seeing you and your students on the 21st.

Eat our Shorts Film Festival 2014 (EOS 12).streaming film Life 2017

Films made by students from 19 Nahemi member institutions will be screened in NFT3 at the BFI Southbank on Friday November 21st.

Screenings will be at 11.30, 13.45 and 15.30, followed by a drinks reception in the Blue Room at 17.00.


Eat our Shorts Film Programme 2014

NFT3 – BFI Southbank

Screening 1   Friday November 21st    11:30am to 13:00pm

University of Buckinghamshire
Central St Martins
Goldsmiths College
London Film Academy
University of Roehampton
University of Westminster
Followed by a discussion with filmmakers


Screening 2    Friday November 21st     13.45pm to 15.15pm
University of Bedfordshire
Arts University Bournemouth
University of Chichester
University of Gloucestershire
Norwich University of the Arts
UCA Farnham

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.



Screening 3   Friday November 21st      15.30pm to 17.00pm

National Film and Television School
Manchester School of Art
Leeds Beckett University

Plymouth College of Art
University of Staffordshire
University of Central Lancashire
University of York
Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers


Awards and Drinks Reception     17.00pm – 19.00pm     The Blue Room



NAHEMI Talking Shop at BFI July 2014



Nahemi enjoyed another lively and well attended gathering for Talking Shop at the BFI Southbank on the 9th July. Informative and provocative presentations by Mark Carey for the Northern Film School, Charis Coke and Joe Sudlow from UCA Farnham Film School and Chris Hall from Sheffield Hallam challenged us to consider not only how and what we teach but also the implications of constantly changing technologies and the carbon footprint of film making.

Paul Gerhardt, Head of Education at the BFI, gave us an insight into the many strands of the BFI’s current ambitions and inspired us all to think of issues of cultural inclusivity and ways and means to encourage the teaching of film literacy. Alistair Oldham from UWE gave a presentation on reportage as drawing in his project with illustrators inspired by Topolski and Alan Bernstein from the LFS gave us pause for thought in how we create a shared basis for discussion with students and imagine the viewer of their projects together.

It gave us all a chance to reflect on the past year and our own questions about who, what, why and how we teach filmmaking. We now look forward to the year ahead and plans for future developments in the Nahemi calendar.

Wishing you all a happy and restorative Summer break

Claire Barwell

Chair of Nahemi

July 2014

NAHEMI AGM &Talking Shop 9th July

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9th July BFI Southbank Blue Room


TALKING SHOP 1.30 to 5pm


Mark Carey, Northern Film School: Industry interaction to accelerate student learning: A model for using professional placement opportunity to benefit the whole student cohort

Charis Coke and Joe Sudlow, University for the Creative Arts: Sharing Best Practice In Audio Software Workshops Or How Cilit Bang and Bruce Willis Saved the day!

Chris Hall, Sheffield Hallam University: What’s Inside our Kit?


Paul Gerhardt, Director of Education, BFI: The BFI Education Strategy and how it relates to HE Provision

Alistair Oldham and Gary Embury, University of the West of England: Drawing on Topolski : an exploration of the relationship between reportage drawing and documentary filmmaking.

Alan Bernstein, London Film School: Talking up to an ideal audience





The Nahemi/Kodak awards 2014

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The Nahemi/Kodak awards were held in the panelled Fyvie Hall at the University of Westminster on Friday 25th April. Hosted by Peter Hort and compered by Nik Powell, the awards were presented by Sir Alan Parker.
We received a total of 35 entries for the three briefs, which were set by Mother and Libertine Creative agencies. The submissions  were judged by leading industry professionals at Rushes Soho, and the event was sponsored by Kodak and Creative Skillset. The winners included students from the National Film and Television School, University of Westminster, London Film Academy, and Arts University Bournemouth.

NAHEMI Talking Shop: Call for Papers

NAHEMI members are invited to submit 200 word abstracts for selection for presentation at Talking Shop 2014 to be held on Wednesday 9th July at the BFI Southbank .

The purpose of the day is to share our ‘best kept secrets’ and to raise issues that we want to discuss with our colleagues. Suggestions for themes for this year include: Drawing and Film, Production Design, Sound Design, Creation of film audience communities, Old and new narratives.

Proposals can be for 20 minute papers or for Pecha Kucha presentations. (For those of you not familiar with the term, this is now a convention for presentations where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each – six minutes and 40 seconds in total).

Please email your abstracts to NAHEMI Secretary Suzie Hanna The deadline for proposals is April 21st full Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 film online