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
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