A group of Creative Media students from Huddersfield New College saw their short films premiered on the big screen over the weekend.

Blayne Bennett, Sarah Booth, Maddie Birks and Charlie Rumney have been taking part in the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) Film Academy in Bradford. These offer young filmmakers the opportunity to develop their practical filmskills, gain industry knowledge and actually make a short film.

The Academy ran for eight intensive days, and the group had the opportunity to get creative and deliver a showcase short film. HNC students worked on two films, one titled ‘Ansia’ which explores the topic of anxiety and ‘The Dark Place’, which tells the story of a woman who wakes up with no memory of what happened the night before.

Students showcased their work on the big screen at a private event at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford.

Gary Eastwood, Creative Media teacher comments: “This has been a fantastic experience for our students, and a great way for them to gain a head start in this highly competitive industry. There are countless examples of alumni who have attended these Academies going on to work for organisations such as the BBC and securing internships with high profile organisations. The experience saw our students gaining new skills and enjoying the challenge of creating their own short films which were then premiered on the big screen! As a College, we are very proud of these films that our students have produced and we look forward to hearing about their continued success in the industry."