NFTS Sound Design MA students have once again triumphed in the 2018 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards winning the Student Film Award category for the fifteenth time.

Thomas Blazukas pictured with his wife and Golden Reel Award

Thomas Blazukas received the Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award) for his work on NFTS graduation film, Homegrown, directed by Quentin Haberham. NFTS students received four out of the five nominations with nominees including Morgan Muse her work on NFTS graduation animation, Poles Apart, directed by Paloma Baeza; Sam Boulton for his work on NFTS digital effects horror project, The Mayflower and Mark for his work on NFTS graduation animation, Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant.

The Golden Reel Awards is considered to be the sound world’s equivalent to the Oscars and with fifteen awards under our belt, NFTS continues to be the world's most acclaimed school for sound editing. The ceremony was held at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles and 23 awards were handed across categories from feature films, long-form and short-form television to animation and games, all recognising outstanding achievement in sound editing. 

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