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University level student movie shortlisted for Film of the Year
25 September 2018

University level student movie shortlisted for Film of the Year

It’s already scooped a national award and been nominated for several more.

Now, an action film made by Wiltshire College & University Centre students is up for Student Widescreen Film of the Year and will be screened at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford in October.

The Manor, tells the story of two soldiers on opposing sides and saw BA Film and Cinematography students from the Salisbury campus come together to write, cast, produce, direct and shoot it on a Panaflex 35mm camera last summer.

The student project, led by film technician Tim Dodd, beat off fierce competition to win Best Drama at the Royal Television Society’s Southern Students Awards earlier this year.

It also reached the semi-finals of the LA Student World Awards in the Best Film category.

Rebecca Bond is the Film and Cinematography lecturer for the degree course that is validated by Bournemouth University.

She said: “This is another tremendous success for our students.

“It is an honour to be included in such a high festival.”

Former students Will Stone and Adam Pickford, who were the film making duo behind The Manor and were both shortlisted for individual awards, have been working on a new film, a comedy thriller and are currently editing the project.

To see a trailer for The Manor visit https://vimeo.com/258613213.

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