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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.


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NAHEMI/ ENCOUNTERS SCREENING

Please make your students aware of the NAHEMI/ ENCOUNTERS SCREENING / AWARDS CEREMONY next Wed 21st September 2-4pm Watershed, Bristol.

A fantastic programme of films from many of our member Institutions that comprises Drama, Documentary, Animation and Experimental work.

Delighted to announce Producer/IFeatures Executive Producer Christopher Granier-Deferre will be presenting the Awards.

Link for more details and tickets is here.


Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercials Competition 2016-17

NAHEMI member institutions wishing to enter this competition please email Peter Hort, using the subject line above, with the number of entries they’d like to make, by Monday 3rd October 2016 to  P.S.Hort@westminster.ac.uk   He will reply by Monday 10th October.

We currently have three briefs, from the agencies Libertine and Ogilvie One, and expect another from Mother London.

Please note that students should not under any circumstances contact the agencies or clients. Any queries should be directed through Peter.

These are the dates and deadlines:

‘Expressions of interest’ with the number of entries you wish to make must be submitted by Monday October 3rd 2016

Stock should be ordered by Friday 25th November.

Entry forms and final commercials: deadline Friday 24th February 2017

Awards: May 2017 at the Regent St Cinema; date to be confirmed


Kodak Nahemi Student Commercial Awards 2016

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Kodak/Nahemi Student Commercial Awards 2016

The Nahemi/Kodak Student Commercials awards night was held at the Regent Street Cinema, University of Westminster, on the 20th May 2016.

The awards night was hosted by Nik Powell from the NFTS and presented by Sir Alan Parker in inimitable style.

40 entries from 11 member institutions were judged by a panel drawn from the companies that set the briefs – Mother and Libertine advertising agencies, a commercials director and Sam Clark from Kodak. With generous sponsorship from Libertine, Kodak, the NFTS, the University of Westminster and AUB, a good night was had by all.

Nahemi would like to thank Peter Hort and Rhianna Rizvi for coordinating the competition and the awards night.

Craft

Special Effects           Bubble                                    Farnham

Editing                        Choose the Outdoors                        IADT Dun Loaghaire

Script                          Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

Directing                    Luck                                        NFTS

Cinematography       Go Outdoors                           Manchester School of Art

 

‘Think’ brief

1.         Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

2.         Luck                                        NFTS

3=       Down the Line                       Arts University Bournemouth

3=       Near Miss                               NFTS

 

‘Scunci’ brief

1.         The Monkey from Scunci     NFTS

2.         Three Princesses                   University of Westminster

 

‘Go Outdoors’ brief

1.         Into the Woods                      NFTS

2.         Been Inside Too Long?         University of Westminster

3.         We’ve Got You Covered        Anglia Ruskin

 

Overall top three

1.         Into the Woods                      NFTS

2.         Damon’s Funeral                   University of Westminster

3.         Luck                                        NFTS


NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts 13

EOS poster landscape

The Lucky Number 13 Eat Our Shorts festival was held in the beautifully restored birthplace of cinema, Regent Street Cinema (thanks to the University of Westminster) on the 11th December 2015.

Three programmes of films from 20 member courses were watched by an enthusiastic audience who voted for the winners as follows:
Screening 1: Mr Madila by Rory Waudby-Tolley from the Royal College of Art
Screening 2: Apollo by Joe Betteridge from Anglia Ruskin, the Cambridge School of Art
Screening 3: Je ne suis pas Charlie by Tariq Elmakki, Russell Cleave and Paul Chanter from the Plymouth College of Art.

The filmmakers won passes to the Future Film Festival at the BFI and Amazon vouchers. The winning courses have been offered a masterclass by Arri.

Q&As were hosted by Mark Trompeteler from the BKSTS, Will Howe from Canterbury Christchurch and Dominic Lees from UCA Farnham.

Prizes were awarded by Nik Powell from the NFTS.

Many thanks are due to Peter Hort and his team, in particular Rhianna Rizvi who brought it all together.