NFTS Students and Grads Win 2016 BAFTA Shorts Categories!


NFTS Students and Grads Win 2016 BAFTA Shorts Categories!

Third year in a row we’ve brought home both awards.

NFTS film Edmond (writer/director Nina Gantz, prod. Emilie Jouffroy, pictured above) has just won Best British Animation at the 2016 EE BAFTA Awards – the third time in a row we have won in that category. It was competing alongside another NFTS film – MANOMAN (dir. Simon Cartwright, prod. Kamilla Kristiane Hodol), a first for two NFTS films to be competing for the same prize.

In 2014 we won with Sleeping With The Fishes, and in 2015 The Bigger Picture brought home the Award. Yet again, our students have proved that our consistently high standards can compete with Industry at the top level.

In the Best British Short Film category, current producing student Caroline Bartleet won with her short film Operator. Graduates worked on both this and another competing film in the category – Samuel-613. In 2014, graduate James W. Griffiths won the award with his film Room 8, and in 2015 Michael Lennox won with Boogaloo and Graham – proving that our students and graduates regularly go on to make, or get key roles on award-winning productions.

In all, 82 students and graduates were involved in nominated films – an amazing achievement. We would like to congratulate all of those nominated or involved in the productions listed below.


Outstanding Debut
Sean Mcallister -  A Syrian Love Story has made such an impression on audiences.

Best Cinematography
DoP Roger Deakins - Sicario and Sound graduate  is part of the team nominated

Best Sound
Stuart Wilson  - Star Wars – The Force Awakens;

Best Animated Film
Nick Park -  Shaun the Sheep.


Best Film:

Bridge of Spies -
Digital Compositor Ruochen Wang

Outstanding British Film:

45 Years - Sound Mixer Ivor Talbot;
Amy- Cinematographer Ernesto Herrmann:
Brooklyn - Dialogue Editor Ian Morgan;
The Danish Girl - Art Director Tom Weaving; Foley Editor Linda Brenon; Production Assistant Lawrence Mason;
Ex-Machina - Concept Artist Jessica Sinclair
The Lobster - Development Editor [Film 4] Polly Stokes

Outstanding Debut by British Writer, Director or Producer:
Sean McAllister (A Syrian Love Story)

Best Film Not in the English Language:
Theeb - Production Designer Anna Lavelle; ADR Editor Jussi Honka; Sound Editor Jay Price; Digital Compositor Andy Quinn; Additional Music Jon Opstad; Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/Location FX Recordist Dario Swade

Best Documentary:
Amy -  Cinematographer Ernesto Herrmann
Listen to Me Marlon - Production Designer Kristian Milsted

Best Animated Film:
Shaun the Sheep Movie - Executive Producer/Voice Artist Nick Park; Senior Storyboard Artist Richard Phelan; Sound Designer/Rerecording Mixer Adrian Rhodes; Animators John Chorlton & Gareth Love; Visual Effects Artist Kamaljit Bains; Assistant Sound Editors Rob Hardcastle & Peter Warnock

Best Cinematography:
Sicario - DoP Roger Deakins

Best Production Design:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - VFX Producer Ben Lock; Art Directors James Collins & Stephen Swain; Concept Artist Tim Browning; Art Department Assistant Olivia Muggleton; Boom Operator Tom Fennell; Location Coordinator Caterina Boselli; Assistant Script Coordinator Suzie Frize-Williams; Specialist Researcher Celia Barnett; Art Department Assistant Will Houghton-Connell; Sound Mixer Stuart Wilson; Boom Operator Michael Lee Taylor; Concept Artist Kimberley Pope; Digital Compositor Dan Snape; Logistics in Iceland Anna Lind Sævarsdóttir; Digital Assets/Props Kathleen Squire

Best Sound:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Credits as Above)

Best Special Visual Effects:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Credits as Above)
The Martian - Visual Effects Production Manager Carlos Ciudad; Roto/Prep Artist Andrew Scattergood; Compositor Nicholas Zissimos; Stand-By Art Director Huw Arthur

Best British Short Animation:
MANOMAN - Director/Writer/Puppetmaker Simon Cartwright; Producer Kamilla Kristiane Hodøl; Story Consultant Matthew Jankes; DoP Steven Cameron Ferguson; Designer Sara Taddei; Editor Paco Sweetman; SFX Chris Dubock; VFX Supervisor/Animator Rob Rankin; Sound Editor/Rerecording Mixer Dayo James; Composer Terence Dunn; Online Editor/Grade Alex Peters; Production Manager Edward Dilnott-Cooper;
Edmond -Director/Writer/Animator Nina Gantz; Producer Emilie Jouffroy; Story Consultant Rafael Kapelinski; DoP Ian Forbes; Designer Laura Mickiewicz; Editor Nina Rac; VFX Supervisor Felipe Olid Guerrero; Composer Terence Dunn; Sound Editor/Rerecording Mixer Rob Turner; Online Editor/Grade Jon Pugh; Stop-Motion Animators Adam Watts & Hywel Roberts (current students); 2D Animator Terri Matthews (current student) Prologue Sound Adrian Rhodes

Best British Short Film:
Operator - Writer/Director/Producer Caroline Bartleet; DoP Vanessa Whyte; Online Editor Yann Heckmann; Designer Isobel Dunhill Over Composer Lennert Busch;
Samuel-613 - DoP Paul Ozgur; Editor Michael Aaglund; Composers Stuart Earl & Gunnar Oskarsson; Sound Designer Dario Swade.

Top Picture: British Short Animation winners – Edmond – Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy, taken at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 14 February 2016. (c) BAFTA/Richard Kendal.
Inset Picture: British Short Film winners – Operator – Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan, taken at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 14 February 2016. (c) BAFTA/Richard Kendal