Two NFTS Student Made Productions Nominated For 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is immensely proud to announce two graduation films have been nominated for the prestigious 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards!

Listed in the British Short Animation category is Crab Day, a stunningly simple but impactful film that tells the story of a fishing community’s annual ritual, where a young boy must kill his first crab in order to become a man and gain his father’s approval.

Jellyfish and Lobster was nominated in the British Short Film category and balances humour and emotional moments beautifully as the story follows two care home residents as they form an unlikely relationship while struggling to come to terms with the inevitability of their impending end of life.

These nominations stand as a monumental achievement for our student filmmakers, recognising their talent alongside the very best in cinema from the past year.

The reach of our graduates extends beyond these two outstanding films, with notable mentions across various categories. Molly Manning Walker garnered three nominations, securing nods in the Outstanding British Film category, once for her directorial debut How To Have Sex and again for her cinematography in Scrapper which she worked on alongside fellow graduate, editor Matteo Bini. She was also nominated alongside producer Shirley O’Connor (Earth Mama) in the Outstanding Debut category. In the Sound category Tarn Willers was nominated for The Zone of Interest and in the Best British Film category, Nathan Bryon was nominated for Rye Lane.

Seeing our graduate names and productions appear in the distinguished BAFTA nominations makes us incredibly proud and we’re excitedly counting down to the ceremony on 18th February when the winners will be announced!

See the full list of nominations for the 2024 EE BAFTAs here:

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