9 June 2020

Students and Staff Nominated for Film Festival

Students from the School of Film & Television along with staff who teach on the courses have received an unprecedented five nominations at this years Celtic Media Festival 2020.

The festival celebrates the best film and television work from all the Celtic nations of Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia, Scotland and Ireland. Falmouth’s School of Film & Television is the only university film school to receive nominations for student work.

Three graduate films from the School of Film & Television have been nominated in categories in competition against films made by the main national broadcasters such as the BBC, S4C and RTE.

“No other universities or film schools from Wales, Scotland or Ireland are nominated’, says director of the school Prof Chris Morris,' and this clearly highlights the unique and highly professional quality of the work being made by students at Falmouth.”

Student films are nominated for Best Animation (Baba, a Romanian folktale), Best Comedy (Holiday!) and Best Documentary (Women Uprooted)

Two films made by staff have also been nominated. The phenomenal year for the BAFTA award winning Cornish feature film BAIT, by lecturer Mark Jenkin has been nominated for Best Single Drama and a short film (made partly in Cornish) Hard, Cracked The Wind also directed by Mark, and co-produced by lecturer Denzil Monk, with Executive producers Kingsley Marshall and Chris Morris, has been nominated for Best Short Film. Kingsley - also did the music for the film!

The festival is in Brittany has been cancelled due to the pandemic but the results of the jury will be release on FaceBook Live on Thursday.

Nominees are:

BEST ANIMATION
Baba
PRODUCER
Amanda Chin
DIRECTED BY
Simona Cojocariu


BEST COMEDY
Holiday!
PRODUCER
Amy Lindley
DIRECTED BY
Toby Matthews
WRITER
Toby Matthews

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Women Uprooted
PRODUCER
Fran Brotherton-Cottrell
DIRECTED BY
Dominique de Villiers


BEST SHORT FILM
Hard, Cracked the Wind
PRODUCED BY
Early Day Films
PRODUCER
Kate Byers & Linn Waite
DIRECTED BY
Mark Jenkin
WRITER
Adrian Bailey

BEST SINGLE DRAMA
BAIT
PRODUCED BY
Early Day Films
PRODUCER
Linn Waite and Kate Byers
DIRECTED BY
Mark Jenkin