BUDDING film directors from Stratford College have received nominations for the Royal Television Society’s Young People’s Film Festival.
Creative Media students Lucy Goddard, Toby Jones, Ingo Lyle-Goodwin, and Joe Monaghan have all been nominated across a range of categories, celebrating achievements including narrative directing and documentary filmmaking.
As part of a college assignment, they were each tasked with producing a short film and then submitting their finished work to the Young People’s Film Festival.
A two-minute clip of each nominated film will be screened at the ceremony, taking place in Sunderland next month, before the winning film for each category is screened in full.
Ingo is nominated for two awards including Best Drama. His narrative film God Save us All, a dystopian political drama about the rise of right-wing political agendas, was inspired by the campaign for Brexit.
He said: “As a country, it just seems we want to go back to the old ways and we’re blind to any improvements. I really enjoy exploring controversial points of view.”
The up-and-coming director is in no doubt the college’s Creative Media course has helped him to develop as a filmmaker.
Ingo added: “It’s really helped me when it comes to collaboration with other filmmakers. I started the course thinking I could take on every role on a film set. Now I’ve realised directing is more about delegation and finding the right person for a particular job.”
The nominations follow the college’s success at last year’s awards when three films were nominated, and which saw Alex Eves win the best director of drama category.
This year’s nominated films are all available to view online:
Best Drama nominations – God Save us All by Ingo Lyle-Goodwin
Best Entertainment Film – These Four Walls (music video) by Lucy Goddard
Best Factual Film – Living Colour: Exploring Art Therapy by Ingo Lyle-Goodwin