NFTS Students Sweep the Board at the Kodak NAHEMI Student Commercial Awards

NFTS students swept the board at the Kodak NAHEMI Student Commercial awards beating off stiff competition from other colleges.

Maurice Caldera won the Ripper Street Best in Brief award as well as the Overall Best Commercial for CCTV described by judges as “original, memorable and really hit the brief."

Samurai, directed by Ana Caro, Claire Winter & Lilian Fu was selected as the third Best Overall Commercial and Babyliss Best in Brief.

For the Craft awards, Best Cinematography was awarded to Eliot Haigh for Ripper Street, Unsafe, which was commended for the, “really strong and atmospheric cinematography in both lighting and camera movement.”

The Best Directing award went to Lewis Arnold for Koppaberg, It – described by judges as “beautifully made.”

Best Script was awarded to Louis Paxton for Koppaberg, A Penguin Walks into a Bar described as, “funny and bizarre, memorable and surreal, with some really original creative thinking."

The awards were presented by Dougal Wilson - rated the top UK commercials director of 2012 in Campaign Magazine, his recent, and much loved, work includes: 3 Mobile “Moonwalking Pony”, John Lewis “Snowman” and “The Long Wait” Christmas commercials and Lurpak “Rainbow”.

The other NFTS winners were:

For the Ripper Street Brief:

Second Best in Brief - Halloween, directed by Ben Goodger, which was described by the judges as, "a commercial that mixed the past and present effectively, and looked really good."

Third Best in Brief - Unsafe, directed by Joasia Goldyn, which the judging panel of industry members including ad agencies considered, "extremely well executed."

For the Koppaberg Cider brief:

Second best in brief - A Penguin Walks into a Bar, directed by Louis Paxton which was described as, "an oblique and charming take on the brief that showed wonderful storytelling and comic timing."

Third best in brief - Reindeer Milk, directed by Michele Chiappa, which the judges said was, "a commercial that hit the brief both with its Swedish dimension and the idea of starting something new."