The UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) has awarded prizes to its students at the 2022 Graduation Showcase, plus an honorary fellowship to BBC chief content officer Charlotte Moore.
The Showcase consisted of four days of screenings and industry meet-and-greets at the BFI Southbank in London, leading up to the graduation ceremony at the Odeon Luxe cinema in Leicester Square today (March 4).
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Directing documentary MA student Mohamed Shalaby won the coveted most promising student prize, including a cash award of £1,000.
NFTS directing documentary MA head Peter Dale commended “a consistently collegiate, cheerful and popular character” whose “graduation film 3 Promises is a remarkable piece of personal filmmaking.”
Cinematography MA student Jack Edwards won the best cinematographer award, with a prize of a seven-day lighting hire package, for his work on fiction film Whiteboy. The jury noted “the cinematographer’s composition strongly supported the narrative; for example, only three shots into the start of the film the story unfolds and the audience is invested.”
This year saw the inaugural award for excellence in composing, given to Composing MA graduate Sam Rapley. “Sam demonstrated fantastic musical proficiency and timing, a joy to listen to!” noted the jury.
Further awards included excellence in editing winner Giorgia Zarantonello, an editing MA graduate, for her work on Tremolo; and excellence in sound design, to sound design MA graduate Dan Hibbert for Brutal.
Moore was awarded the NFTS’ Honorary Fellowship “for her unrivalled contribution to the screen industry.”
NFTS 2022 student winners
Most promising student – Mohamed Shalaby, directing documentary MA
Best cinematographer – Jack Edwards, cinematography MA, for Whiteboy
Production management award – Claudia Carbajo, Laura Hartwell, production management diploma
Health and safety management award – Adriana Steinke, television entertainment MA, and Andrew Bowers, production management diploma, for Thrifted; Harry Lee, television entertainment MA, and Aaliyah Yaqub, production management diploma, for Casuals
Excellence in composing – Sam Rapley, composing MA
Excellence in sound design – Dan Hibbert, sound design MA, for Brutal
Excellence in editing – Giorgia Zarantonello, editing MA, for Tremolo