A fantastic three NFTS Animation graduation films have been selected for the Poitiers Film Festival, an international festival for film schools, which takes place from the 1st to the 8th December 2017. 

Poles Apart directed by Paloma Baeza and produced by Ser En Low and True North directed by George Bowler, co-written by Shane Crowley and produced by Nathan Craig have been selected for the International Competition section and Tête à Tête directed by Natasha Tonkin and produced by Ragnheiður Erlingsdóttir has been selected for the ‘Special Programme for High & Secondary Schools’ strand. Over 1500 films were submitted from film schools from across the world and only 42 were selected in the International Competition, with the NFTS, once again, being the only UK film school represented in competition at the film festival.

Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats.

True North: On the long journey home, a fisherman comes upon the wreckage of a ship and rescues a small boy that he finds asleep in a barrel. As a mysterious storm descends he senses the arrival of a sinister presence.

Tête à Tête: A young woman visits her family. Over the weekend tensions fray, whilst technology provides an easy respite. As her gaze shifts from the screen, she discovers a deeper kind of connection.