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.

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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.

NAHEMI @ Encounters Award Winners 2020

We’re very pleased to announce the Award winners for the 2020 NAHEMI@ Encounters programme:

NAHEMI CREATIVE FILMMAKING PRIZE : ‘Shoegazing’ (dir. Servane d’Alverny) / London Film School

NAHEMI CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD : ‘My Name’ (dir. Yang Lee, cinematographer Chirstian Serk) / University of Coventry

BEST UNDERGRADUATE FILM AWARD : ‘Ethical Sauce’ (dir. Pauline McGrath) / University of Westminster

Huge congratulations to all concerned!

NAHEMI Co-signs Higher Arts Education Networks’ SZFE Solidarity Statement

AEC, Cumulus, EAAE, ELIA, NAHEMI and GEECT stand in solidarity with colleague institutions in Hungary and SZFE Budapest in particular.

As European higher arts education networks, we express our deepest concerns regarding the recent direction and implementation of Hungarian policy, which is severely affecting free development of education in the arts. We particularly condemn the undermining of the autonomy of the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE), a renowned 155-year-old higher arts education institution. Free development of education in the arts, together with freedom of artistic expression and freedom of research are cornerstone values of European societies and cannot be negotiated.

We urge the Hungarian government and policymakers to guarantee freedom of development and organisational autonomy for SZFE and all higher arts education institutions in the country. AEC, Cumulus, EAAE, ELIA, GEECT , NAHEMI



NAHEMI Encounters Film Festival Programme 2020

We are pleased to announce the NAHEMI programme for Encounters Film Festival 2020, Digital Edition.

The programme is longer than usual this year, as the Encounters Film Festival is going to be entirely online due to the continuing COVID19 pandemic.

The selection was made by an online judging panel of six members of NAHEMI affiliated film schools who also awarded prizes for Best Creative Filmmaking, Best Cinematography, Best Undergraduate Film and Best Postgraduate Film…..We’ll be sending out full details of those winners soon!

So, CONGRATULATIONS to the crews of the following films (listed below in no particular order!) who will have their work screened at Encounters 2020.

Down There The Sea Folk Live (15.56) Goldsmiths, University of London

Darkroom (8.31) Kingston School of Art

Behind the Mask (5.14) Arts University Bournemouth

UFO (16.29) University of West of Scotland

Things That Happen (6.00) Anglia Ruskin University

Christmas at Broadmoor (3.29) Northern Film School

Jude (9.52) Northern Film School

La Volpe (8.00) Plymouth College of Art

Ethical Sauce (12.33) University of Westminster

Ragpickers (10.54) Coventry University

My Name (8.30) Coventry University

Shoegazing (12.48) London Film School

Spaghetti (3.16) University of Plymouth

Parachute (11.00) Manchester Metropolitan University

Nurse’s Diary (9.21) University of Bedfordshire

Tickets available for TALKING SHOP 2020

We are pleased to release the tickets for our annual ‘Talking Shop’ symposium.

Book your tickets through Eventbrite


NAHEMI Talking Shop 2020

Part 1: Friday 26 June, 3pm – 4pm

“Film Production Education as Lockdown is Lifted”

Keynote Speakers:

Annabelle Pangborn, Director of Northern Film School, Leeds and Jon Wardle, Director of National Film and Television School, share their plans for teaching film production post COVID19 lockdown.

Q and A hosted by Lucy Brown

Part 2: Friday 3 July, 3pm – 4pm

“Teaching Production During a Pandemic”

NAHEMI members share five-minute presentations, addressing important questions raised from our current situation, sharing best practice, and discussing issues of the day concerning film production education.

  • Alexandra Sage, Roehampton University, Teaching Film in Lockdown and Beyond
  • Marek Budzynski, Arts University Bournemouth, How I’ve Been Doing It During the Pandemic
  • Dr Shane O’Sullivan, Kingston School of Art, Archives for Education
  • Freya Billington, UWE, #TEAAT3WITHMAMFROMAGE

Q and A hosted by David Wheeler


NAHEMI Annual General Meeting

Friday 10 July 2020, 3 – 4pm

Meeting Links to follow

NAHEMI Talking Shop 2020 CFP

‘Teaching Production During the Pandemic’

Call for Presentations

 Talking Shop is NAHEMI’s annual conference where we have the chance to meet, share best practice, and discuss the issues and highlights of teaching moving image production in UK Higher Education. This year, like so many other organisations, we are moving online for our conference. Full details to follow

We are inviting five minute presentations that address the important questions raised by our current situation – finding new ways to teach production during a pandemic. This could be a Pecha Kucha, reflections on a case study, a verbal presentation, or a slide show with commentary, but it has to be prepared with online presentation in mind. We hope by sharing your ideas now, we can inform and support NAHEMI members as they consider graduation screenings and preparations for the next academic year.

Below, are some essential themes in the on-going debate we would like you to address:

  • Is it possible to teach filmmaking online?
  • What is ‘blended learning’ in a practice-led programme?
  • What are the challenges and positive outcomes of the pandemic situation?
  • How can we support first year students to experience real film production?
  • What can be done to replace the degree show?
  • What constitutes a good online teaching experience?
  • Has online teaching provided better access to professionals in the film and TV industry, what are your experiences?
  • Are we able to give students their money’s worth with online teaching?
  • What are your strategies for online group learning?
  • What is your approach in teaching practical workshops and cleaning equipment?

Please submit a 200 word proposal, based on one or more of the listed themes or related areas, to along with a brief bio by Friday 15 June.