Film students scoop nationally acclaimed award

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Two young filmmakers from the University of Gloucestershire have been honoured at The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Rob Savage (Director) and Nathan Craig (Producer), both third year film students at the University scooped The Raindance Award for their feature film, Strings, a story of four young people and their romantic endeavours in the summer before they head to university.

Picture left to right; Hannah Wilder (Actress), Rob Savage (Writer/Director), Oliver Malam (Actor), and Nathan Craig (Producer).

Strings debuted at the annual Raindance Film Festival in London earlier this year. Film Writer and Director, Rob Savage, said: “Each year, Raindance take a number of films from the festival to the British Independent Film Awards. It was an honour to even be nominated for an award, but to win is absolutely amazing and a fantastic experience.

“Director and Animator, Ben Wheatley won the Raindance award three years ago and has gone on to make critically lauded movies including Kill List and Sightseers, which was nominated for seven awards at the BIFAs this year – I hope that we can achieve the same kind of success, and hopefully this is just the start of things to come.”

Created in 1998, The Moët British Independent Film Awards celebrates and promotes achievements in British filmmaking. The winners were announced at the star-studded ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate which was hosted by BIFA Winning actor James Nesbitt.
View the teaser trailer to the film here

About the University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire gained official university status in 2001 but has existed as an educational establishment for nearly 200 years. Our heritage lies in the Mechanics Institutes of the 1830s, with our Francis Close Hall campus founded in 1847 as the Cheltenham Training College.

Today, we have three thriving campuses, Francis Close Hall and The Park in Cheltenham, and Oxstalls in Gloucester, which are occupied by approximately 10,000 students. In 2010, the University invested £5 million in teaching facilities including a new, state-of-the-art media and art and design studios.

The University of Gloucestershire delivers approximately 100 undergraduate course choices including accounting, law, business and management, fine art, TV production, humanities, leisure and tourism, social work and education plus and a diverse range of postgraduate and research degrees, and professional courses.

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