Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Crowns 2017 Student Winners

Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Crowns 2017 Student Winners

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The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has revealed the winners of its 2017 prizes for graduating students.

Presented at the annual NFTS graduate show – taking place at Picturehouse Central in London between February 20-21 – the awards highlight the last 12 months of graduate productions from NFTS students.

The most promising NFTS student prize went to Andrew Oldbury, whose numerous short film credits include Faithful, which was nominated for best short film at the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Oldbury also took a prize handed out for health and safety management in film production, shared with Aaron Hillier.

Chris Auty, NFTS head of producing praised Oldbury: "During his time at NFTS, Andrew has been known for his generosity, persistence and willingness to reach out beyond his area doing stellar work across live fiction as well as projects outside his comfort zone including games and television entertainment."

The prize for cinematography went to Anna MacDonald, whose credits include being first assistant camera on horror anthology The ABCs Of Death.

NFTS co-head of cinematography, Stuart Harris, said of MacDonald's work: "Anna is a most creative cinematographer in her time at the school she has demonstrated her ability to work across a large variety of films. Coupled with a most engaging personality she will be a wonderful asset to our industry."

Three students on the production management diploma were feted: Marta Henriquez, Inês Lourenço, and Aaron Hillier. …

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