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Royal Television Award nominations for Northern Film School students

The Royal Television Society has once again recognised the Northern Film School for its excellence in film education, nominating three student films for awards.

Heart of the House

Charlotte Thomas, who graduated in 2016 from BA (Hons) Animation, has been nominated in the Best Animation category for her film Goodbye, while Josiah Williams, Agnes Vesterback, Alex Stagg and Marc Gallagher have been nominated in the Factual category for their short film Heart of the House.

Director Waqar Ahmed, who also graduated in 2016, has been nominated in the Drama category for his film Curtains, alongside students Colin House, Sean Cundy and Rory Burles.

Screengrab from Goodbye

Still from animation 'Goodbye'

Annabelle Pangborn, Director of the Northern Film School, said: “We are very proud of our students’ achievements and delighted that they have been nominated for these prestigious awards.

“It is a real endorsement of their creative ambition, imagination and technical craft which, together, fuel the power of their storytelling.

“It is this talent and skill which will drive their professional careers as the filmmakers of the future.”

Heart of the House

Still from 'Heart of the House'

Heart of the House follows a clockmaker within the North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough who is about to retire and his struggle to find an apprentice to take over his business. He has no choice but to shut down and sell all his clocks.

Goodbye looks at the emotions of a young girl after she is torn apart by her cat following a devastating accident, and Curtains looks at a young actress determined to self-destruct.

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