Watch This Space Film Magazine Issue 2 | Page 7

Feature Screentest: The National Student Film Festival Written by Chris Whyte This 15th and 16th of April sees the National something very special going on indeedStudent Film Festival machine kick into high from Callum Scott-Dyson’s experimental gear as the festival opens its doors after a ‘Blind’ to Best Film award winner ‘A Boy and lengthy and comprehensive selection His Dog’ by Jonna McIver (both 2014); names th programme. This is the 12 run of the festival that will almost certainly become familiar to and sees it play at the University of a wider audience in the future. Greenwich, London, for the first time. The So whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker longest running festival of its kind, it will see currently studying and looking for inspiration not only the one hundred student-made filmsor, like us at Watch This Space Film Magazine, but talks, workshops and screenings from simply huge fans of independently produced BAFTA and the BFI that cover all aspects of cinema, there is something for everyone here. the process. It is, of course, a tremendous It doesn’t get much more independent than opportunity for all who submit and is rapidly this. earning a reputation as a hothouse of emerging young talent. For those of us on The National Student Film Festival runs at the sidelines, not involved in crafting University of Greenwich, London, SE10 Friday beautiful work for submission, there is a 15th and Saturday 16th April 2016. wealth of exceptional and experimental film There will also be additional screenings on on offer. One only has to look at the Thursday 14th April. Details at submissions and eventual awards winners from previous years to see that there is