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Film success stories

Meet some of our finalists and runners-up of previous film making and animation schemes and find out their secrets to success.


Josh Appignanesi Josh Appignanesi

Since being named runner up for 2003's New Film Maker award Josh has gone on to produce critically acclaimed short films which have been shown around the world. He has just released his first feature length film 'Song of Songs'.

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Deva Palmier Deva Palmier

After the success of her 2004 New Film Maker runner-up film 'Fishy', Deva has been working both at home and abroad on a huge range of projects. She has recently been mentored by acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha.

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Guy King Impress the Panel

Meet the finalists of the 'Impress the Panel' scheme. Guy King is the winner and he has been offered a nine month paid production placement in BBC Documentaries & Specialist Factual.

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John Giwa Amu John Giwa-Amu

John Giwa-Amu's short film Barrie the Barber impressed the judges enough to win 2004's New Film Makers Award.

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Lucy Izzard's 'One of the family' Lucy Izzard

After winning the 2005 New Animator Award, Lucy Izzard was commissioned to create a series of shorts for BBC Three.

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Nick Mackie and Pete Avery Nick Mackie and Pete Avery

After winning the 2003 New Animators Award, Nick Mackie and Pete Avery were commissioned to create a whole series of their creation 'Hobbies'.

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Untold London Untold London

Meet two of the winners of 'Untold London', a showcase for short films made by London film makers.

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