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

eos600The annual Nahemi festival of student films was held at the BFI Southbank on Friday 21st November 2014.

33 films from 20 member institutions were screened. Prizes were given by Shooting People and the BFI with sponsorship from Creative Skillset for the awards reception. The audience prizes (one vote for each of three screenings) went to The Wolf, the Ship and the Little Green Bag from the University of Westminster, Sunday Dinner with the Morgans from UCA Farnham and Glyn from Staffordshire University. Nik Powell presented the prizes with customary jokes and aplomb.

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.
Here is the link:
We look forward to seeing you and your students on the 21st.

Eat our Shorts Film Festival 2014 (EOS 12).

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

You can book your free tickets  here:


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 2014.


Nahemi at the BFI Future Film Festival

Nahemi at BFI Future Film Festival 2014

Nahemi at BFI Future Film Festival 2014

Nahemi participated in the Future Film Festival at the BFI from 21st to 23rd February. There was a full programme of events for young filmmakers including screenings, talks and networking opportunities. Nahemi representatives Jim Hornsby, Claire Barwell, Peter Hort and Suzie Hanna were kindly assisted by students from the London Film Academy in answering diverse questions about careers in Moving Image, and handing out prospectuses.

Alistair Oldham took part in the panel discussion about documentary careers on Friday and Suzie Hanna participated in the Animation awards panel on Sunday. Claire Barwell screened a showreel of Nahemi work (kindly put together by Peter Hort) each day at 5pm. This received a lot of interest and praise from the audience and was testament to the high standards of our graduate achievements.


The Future Film Festival at the BFI

NAHEMI will be representing our members at The Future Film Festival at the BFI from 21st to 23rd February 2014.

Feb 21st  is documentary day, Feb 22nd is fiction day and Feb 23rd is animation day.

More information about the event can be found at:

and there is a facebook page which our students may like to contribute to:

NAHEMI Programme at Encounters Film Festival 18th September 2013

The NAHEMI programme at the Encounters Film Festival will be screened on the evening of Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the Watershed in Bristol, when the winners of the NAHEMI awards for Creative Filmmaking and Cinematography will also be announced.

The following films were selected:

  • Aftermath ( DRAMA / dir. Irina Alexiu / Goldsmiths)
  • Interference ( DRAMA / dir. John Danvoye / London Film Academy)
  • The Mass of Men ( DRAMA / dir. Gabriel Gauchet / NFTS)
  • Room for Two ( DRAMA / dir. Jan Hillman / London Film School)
  • Anomalies ( ANIMATION / dir. Ben Cady / RCA)
  • I Like to Bite ( ANIMATION / dir. Fiona Dulieu / Norwich)
  • Below the Row ( DOCUMENTARY / dir. Glen Travis / UCA Farnham )
  • The Man who Fell from the Sky ( DOCUMENTARY / dir. Jim Smith / UWE Bristol)

The standard of entries was really strong this year, so the competition was pretty fierce : it should be a really interesting programme !
Awards sponsored by NFTS and LFS