An incredible 7 NFTS graduates have been nominated for this year’s British Independent Film (BIFA) Awards.

The NFTS Producing department is well represented with no fewer than three of its graduates nominated in ‘The Breakthrough Producer’ category. These include: Emily Morgan, I Am Not a Witch; Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, Lady Macbeth (Fodhla came into the NFTS recently to deliver a fantastic masterclass on Lady Macbeth wiht director, William Oldroyd - read the write up here) and Gavin Humphries, Pin Cushion.

Three further graduates are nominated for their work on I Am Not a Witch, which is about an 8-year-old girl who is accused of witchcraft: Peter Lambert is nominated for ‘Best Editing’; Matt Kelly is nominated for ‘Best Music’ and Maiken Hansen is nominated for ‘Best Sound’.

NFTS Editing MA graduate, Carol Salter, is nominated in the ‘Best Documentary’ cateogory for her film, Almost Heaven, which is about a trainee mortician working in one of China’s largest funeral homes.

In addition to the seven graduates directly nominated for awards, NFTS Directing Fiction MA graduate, John McKay produced ‘Best Short Film’ nominee, 1745, which tells the harrowing story of two African slave sisters who escape into the wilderness of 18th century Scotland.

The winners will be unveiled at the ceremony on Sunday 10 December at Old Billingsgate, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the awards.