NFTS Film Wins BAFTA for Best Short Film

3 NFTS Graduates Win BAFTAS and 21 Others Worked in Major Roles on Award-winning Films.

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is celebrating as one of its films, Until The River Runs Red, scooped a BAFTA and 24 graduates were involved in other award-winning categories at the British Academy Film Awards, which were announced at the star studded ceremony in London last night.

NFTS film, Until The River Runs Red, directed by Paul Wright and produced by Poss Kondeatis was honoured with the Best Short Film award and NFTS graduate Roger Deakins won the Cinematography category for True Grit. The King’s Speech, the film leading the prizes with seven awards; Inception, which took three categories and the Harry Potter series, which were honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, also featured NFTS graduates. The full details are below.

NFTS Director, Nik Powell, said, “With the NFTS celebrating its 40th year, it is fantastic that both the old and new generation of graduates are being recognised for their extraordinary work. Another NFTS short film, The Confession, is nominated for an Oscar, so this is an incredibly exciting year for us.“

BAFTA Awards Featuring NFTS Graduates:

Best Short Film - Until the River Runs Red [NFTS]
Writer/Director Paul Wright
Producer Poss Kondeatis
DoP Annika Summerson
Editor Michael Aaglund
Production Designer Yasmin Al-Naib
Composer Jean-Marc Petsas
Production Manager Katy Palmer
Sound Designer Dario Swade
VFX Supervisor Anna Lind Sævarsdóttir
SFX/VFX Kassiani Koufaki
Sound Mixer Catherine Duffy
Boom Operators Jo Vale & Tom Fennell
Online Editor/Grader Luciano Spitaleri
Additional Grading Andre Rusu

Best Cinematography - True Grit
DoP Roger Deakins

Best Film (& 6 OTHER CATEGORIES) - The King’s Speech
Recording Mixer Martin Jensen

Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects - Inception
VFX Artist John Seru
Draughtsman James Collins

Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema - The Harry Potter Film Series
Graduates have worked in major roles on nearly all of the Harry Potter films. Credits for the latest film as follows:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Director David Yates
Sound Mixer Stuart Wilson
Recording Mixer Stuart Hilliker
Assistant Art Director Stephen Swain
Model Maker Sophie Neil
Script Consultant Jamie Wolpert

Watch the post-award BAFTA interview with director Paul Wright on YouTube