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NULC student shortlisted for national film award

4th December 2017

A student from Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) has been shortlisted at this year’s Moving Image Awards after submitting an entry in the ‘Short Film’ category.

Student Elliot Collier, aged 18 from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is currently studying A Levels in Computer Science, English Language and Film Studies at NULC and submitted a piece of work to the awards which he had completed as part of his A Level in Film Studies. The Moving Image Awards 2017 is designed in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) and recognises and rewards the UK's most talented young film-makers.

After receiving over 400 entries for three different categories, judges from the Moving Image Awards shortlisted Elliot’s work for the ‘Short Film’ category which was created in the style of a mystery drama. The short film, titled ‘The Last Real’, was filmed and edited by Elliot and shows an unnamed man on his way to work being stopped by a mysterious usher, who hands him a ticket that admits one to the ultimate journey of a lifetime.

A Level student Elliot, said: “I’m thrilled to have my short film shortlisted in this year’s Moving Image Awards as the competition was really high. I’ve always had a passion for film but with the skills and knowledge I’ve gained at NULC, it allowed me to create a short film that is good enough to be entered into the prestigious awards.”

Along with the two other students that have been shortlisted to receive the award, Elliot’s film will be shown at an awards ceremony which will be held at the BFI on Friday 12 January 2018.

Verica Travar-Williams, Curriculum Leader in A Level Film Studies at NULC, said: “We’re super proud of Elliot! To be shortlisted from 400 entries is an amazing achievement and this is just a testament to his hard work and dedication to his studies at NULC. Everyone at the College is rooting for Elliot and we can’t wait until the awards ceremony on Friday 12 January. Good luck Elliot!”

NULC offers A Levels in a variety of creative subjects, including Art, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Media Studies, 3D Design and Textiles.

If you’re interested in studying A Levels at NULC, visit, email or call 01782 254254.


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