LFA BA Students win ‘Jury Award’ at NAHEMI Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2022

16 June 2022

A group of LFA, second-year, BA (Hons) Filmmaking students have been honoured with the ‘Jury Award’ at the NAHEMI Kodak Student Commercial Awards 2022.

'The Narrator' director, George Papanikolas, accepting the 'Jury Award'

This year LFA had four different entries at the awards ceremony across separate briefs, with students from our BA (Hons) Filmmaking, Filmmaking Diploma, and MA Filmmaking all being represented. 

The commercial entitled ‘The Narrator’, was directed by BA student, George Papanikolas, who picked up the award on behalf of the cast and crew at the ceremony. The commercial cleverly and uniquely advertised a service which encourages young people to invest in their future from an early age. The film was imaginative, evocative, and professional, with a unique style and crisp production and editing.  

‘The Narrator’ was given the ‘Jury Award’ as part of the Craft Awards section of the ceremony. This award reflects the jury panel’s favourite overall film in terms of production, craft, style, and adherence to the brief. 

Full crew list for ‘The Narrator’: 

Director: George Papanikolas 

Producer: Antony Popov 

Director of Photography / Camera Operator: Emidio Navaro 

1st Assistant Director: Nathan Nuttall 

Focus Puller: Liliana Fraquelli 

Clapper Loader: Charlie Graham 

Gaffer: Carlos Sola 

Sound Mixer: Anna Abdullaeva 

Boom Operator: Charlie Lai 

Runner / Grip: Niklas Wagner 

NAHEMI is the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image, which represents and develops all aspects of teaching and learning the craft of filmmaking, by connecting higher education institutions from across the UK through competitions, conferences, and film festivals.  

'The Narrator' director, George Papanikolas with Director of Photography, Emidio Navaro backstage at the Regent's Street Cinema

Every year they host a competition in collaboration with Kodak, where students from different institutions across the UK are given a brief and required to shoot a 30 second commercial, using 10 minutes worth of 16mm film stock, provided by Kodak. 

This years’ competition was hosted at the beautiful and historic Regent’s Street Cinema in the heart of the University of Westminster. Regarded as the birthplace of cinema in the UK, the venue opened in 1848 and is known for hosting the first ever screening of a moving image film in the UK; ‘La Vie Commence Demain’ by the Lumiere Brothers in 1896. 

The view from the back of the Regent's Street Cinema

We’re incredibly proud of our BA students’ success at this year’s NAHEMI Awards, and we can’t wait to see what they do with this recognition and momentum from their award.  

Find out more about our BA (Hons) Filmmaking course