Mantis came away the big winners at this year’s Visions Film Festival, picking up three awards, including the coveted Student Choice Award.
Remaining hot on its heels was True Survivors of Suicide, which went on to win two awards, including ITV film of the year. Other highlights included Hannah Green’s win for the Lord Lew Grade Foundation Student Achievement award and There and Back Again picking up the Warner Bros Leavesden Production Design Award.
The student led Visions took place last Thursday (24 May) and gave our graduating Film & Television Production class the chance to join family and friends in the celebration of their final year projects. Hosted by celebrity presenter Ria Hebden this year’s festival included a range of different film genres, including dramas, entertainment shows, sitcoms and documentaries.
The premiere screenings were judged by a panel of leading industry decision makers, including representatives from ITV, Warner Bros, Elstree Studios, Avid and BFI among others. US media company A&E Networks were also in attendance, offering internship positions to two lucky final year students.
Head of the Film and Television Production programme, Lyndsay Duthie, said: 'Every year Visions Festival, our very own BAFTA esque showcase to celebrate our graduate films, gets bigger and better. We are incredibly grateful to all of our sponsors and presenters for making time to review our fantastic films. They were all impressed with the calibre of our filmmakers. We are proud of all of our students and wish them luck as they embark on their careers.'
Huge congratulations are in order for all the students who got the opportunity to showcase their amazing work and all the hardworking members of staff who helped make this fantastic event happen. This year’s Visions was a resounding success for all involved and we can’t wait to see what is in store next year. Be sure to check out the Headlines website for info on more upcoming shows.
Warner Bros Leavesden Production Design: There & Back Again
Zeiss - Cinematography: True Survivors of Suicide
Creative Skillset / ITF – Production Management: A Dancer Dies Twice
Val Kuklowsky Sound Recordist Award: Knockout
Lord Lew Grade Foundation – Student Achievement: Hannah Green
Degree Essay Prizes sponsored by BFI & IB Tauris: Juliette Pitty & Christopher Stewartson
Elstree Studios Award for Best Picture Editing: Bloodbath
AVID - Post–Production (sound): Mantis
Mike Newell Award for Best Director: The Demon and Child
ITV Film of the Year: True Survivors of Suicide
Stanley Kubrick Award for Cinematic Story Telling: Mantis
Student Choice Award: Mantis