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.

Extraordinary Times Winners and Runners Up (with links).

‘Coronavirus Poem’ WINNER

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 NAHEMI Extraordinary Times / Canon Awards: 


BEST OVERALL FILM, Winner: ‘Coronavirus Poem’ (dir .Lucy Gatenby, prod Rebecca Hardess) / Falmouth University

BEST OVERALL FILM, Runner Up: ‘Mask’ (dir. Joana Caiano) / Arts University Bournemouth

BEST CREATIVE IDEA, Winner: ‘Banding Apart’ (dir. Edward Scott) / University of Roehampton

BEST CREATIVE IDEA, Runner Up: ‘The Bread’ (dir.Sophie Lee) / Arts University Bournemouth

BEST VISUALS, Winner: ‘Raft’ (dir. Jake Thompson) / University of South Wales


BEST VISUALS, Runner Up: ‘For Me’ (dir. Ioulietta Thymi) / University of Greenwich

BEST SOUND DESIGN, Winner: ‘Elsewhere’ (dir. Shiyun Gu) / London Film School

BEST SOUND DESIGN, Runner Up: ‘Home Escape’ (dir. Jing Zhao) /  London Film School

BEST EDITING, Winner: ‘Watch’ (dir. Tom Ford) / University of South Wales

BEST EDITING, Runner Up: ‘What We Had Time For’ (dir. Michelle Siu) / Anglia Ruskin University


You can watch the October 29th screening here. The password is ExtraordinaryTimes

And the Q&A here. Again, the password is ExtraordinaryTimes.

With huge thanks to Alya Soliman, the Competition Co-ordinator.

Congratulations to all entrants and winners!

**Newsflash** Extraordinary Times NAHEMI Canon Filmmaking Competition Tonight

The screening for Extraordinary Times NAHEMI Canon Filmmaking competition is TONIGHT 29th October at 6.30pm at the following link and password:

Password: ExtraordinaryTimes

It will be followed by the Awards Ceremony and a Q&A at 7.20pm on Zoom and here is the link:

Topic: Online Awards Ceremony

Time: Oct 29, 2020 07:10 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 921 3508 3719
Passcode: 029100


Best of luck to all involved.

Tea@3 Chat / Q&A with Industry folks over a cuppa …

NAHEMI are delighted to sponsor Tea@3 with Mam Fromage.
For the next four Fridays from 3 to 3.30 there’ll be chat and Q&A with industry folks over a nice cuppa hosted by Freya Billington
All from the comfort of Zoom. Spread the word and invite your students.
Meeting ID: 795 261 3779 Passcode: TEAAT3
Production Designer ANDREW PURCELL
“My job is to look after the physical, visual side of things, in terms of sets and props and effects”, Purcell explains. “I help find the locations and then turn them into appropriate places for the drama to happen. We’ll decorate a location and dress it according to the character and what we would assume those character’s choices to be.
Barney Pilling is an OSCAR-nominated British television and film editor. Some of Pilling’s TV projects include Spooks, Life on Mars, No Angels, Hotel Babylon and As If. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel.[1] His past film projects include Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, An Education, Never Let Me Go, and One Day.He grew up in North Manchester and worked as a DJ before moving into Editing.
I have worked in the British film industry for 22 years, in that time I have had the privilege to work with and learn from some brilliant and visionary filmmakers. Whether the film has been low budget/independent or attached to a big studio, my experience has been a huge journey which I look forward to continuing in production design.
Cinematographer NATASHA BRAIER
At the 2017 Robert Awards, Natasha won the Robert Award for Best Cinematography for her work on The Neon Demon. At the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, she won the Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft for her work on Honey Boy.