The 'National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image' is a forum for debate on teaching the practice of filmmaking in Higher Education.

We showcase a selection of students’ productions at national festivals such as Encounters and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.

Every year we organise Eat Our Shorts (EOS), a dynamic festival of student shorts from the Nahemi membership. EOS offers members a high profile opportunity to showcase their students’ work and provides a unique student-led cultural experience as well as an opportunity for debate and networking.

Every year we offer a number of prestigious awards for students’ productions. For example, we offer a Creativity and Innovation award, and a Cinematography award at Encounters and we select the Best Film festival prize at Ffresh in Wales. Prizes have been sponsored by Kodak, ARRI, Avid, Directors UK, NFTS, LFS and Panasonic.

We organise competitions for student filmmakers including the prestigious Nahemi/Kodak Student Commercial awards with 16mm stock donated by Kodak, and live briefs set by the advertising industry.

We hold an annual conference ‘Talking Shop’ where members can propose papers on sharing good practice and raising key areas of interest and concern for debate.

We are represented on and/or regularly contribute to a variety of national and international organisations, including CHEAD, CILECT, GEECT, MeCCSA, Screenskills, the BFI, the British Council and the Higher Education Academy.