LCC BA Film & Television students rubbed shoulders with industry professionals at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Monday (13 June), when their graduation films were viewed by experts from the UK’s film industry.
Ten films (previewed below) were shown on the big screen at BAFTA, including three fascinating documentaries and seven thought-provoking dramas about human cloning, a man who talks to the moon, a young boy whose head turns into a pig, and an urban 24 hour grocery store that watches, listens, feels and cries.
Prizes judged by industry professionals were awarded on the night with Best Film going to ‘Friedrich,’ a documentary exploring the life of unknown artist Friedrich Nagler. While ‘Replica’, a film about bioethics and cloning, scooped two awards with Peter Lee Scott winning Best Producer and international student, Jakrin Jaungbhanic, winning the accolade of Best Director.
BA Film & Television Course Director, Dr Emily Caston comments: “I am delighted that the students are continuing to show an intense imagination and a willingness to explore difficult subjects using unusual and experimental formats in the tradition for which the BA Film and Television, now in its 28th year, is famous.”
Among the guests were Khalid Abdalla from the Kite Runner (who played the lead role in the graduation film ‘Predella’), John De Borman , President of the British Society of Cinematographers and Sir John Tusa, Chairman of the Governors at University of the Arts London.
Film-making is a collaborative effort, so congratulations to all those who screened their films and picked up awards! Below is a list of the award winners in full:
Best Film – ‘Friedrich’ (Procuded by Natalia Mirskaya and Directed by Kitty McMahon)
Best Producer – Peter Lee Scott for ‘Replica’
Best Director – Jakrin Jaungbhanich for ‘Replica’
Best Assistant Director – Scott Ryan for ‘Gun Dog’
Best Cinematography – Lauren Matthews for ‘John Hughes’
Best Production Design – ‘Predella’ (Produced by Lucia Munoz Iglesias and Directed by Vita Hewison)
Best Editing – Joseph Pearlman for ‘Every Hour’
Best Sound Design – Vladas Litvinas for ‘Ant’
Honorary Award – Chiaka Suzuki
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