NFTS graduates have won the Firefox Flicks Competition at a ceremony held at the 65th Cannes film Festival. Andrew Alderslade, Sean O’Riordan and Remy Bazerque (pictured) collected the Panavision Prize – voted for by a jury which included Actor Ed Norton, and Producers Shauna Robertson and Couper Samuelson. The Panavision Prize includes a deal worth $60,000 – and was awarded to the filmmakers for their commercial Paranoid, about living in an era where personal information is being traded as a form of currency, and choosing a Web browser that puts principles over profit. The commercial can be viewed here: FireFox Flicks. The NFTS filmmakers: Producer: Sean O'Riordan; Director: Remy Bazerque; Cinematographer: Andrew Alderslade; Production Designer: Eleonore Cremonese; Online Editor: Doychin Margoevski (current student).
Cinematography alumnus Charlotte Bruus Christensen won the prize for Best Technical Achievement for Jagten (The Hunt), directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The Guardian described her work as Director of Photography as "ravishingly good". Charlotte has previously worked with Vinterberg on the film Submarino, and both of them came in to the School in 2010 to hold a masterclass for students about their work together.