The University of Southampton Student Film Festival is a student-led festival showcasing the best films that our students have to offer. Running since 2016, every year the event gets bigger and better! This year we had an incredible 33 films submitted, with 15 being chosen for the shortlist and shown at the festival, including comedies, dramas, romance, and documentaries. Following the showcase of all the films, is the awards ceremony, celebrating the screenwriting, acting, editing, directing and sound talents present in the films.
The Film Festival is a great evening to celebrate non-professional filmmaking, and the talent within the University, giving the opportunity for young filmmakers to exhibit their work. Moreover, the Festival strives to represent the diverse and multiple perspectives of expression existing at the University. We therefore welcome all stories, in all languages and all styles, representing all cultures, backgrounds and conflicts.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted a film this year and everyone who came to the event, including the film department’s own Huw Jones, Corey Schultz and Michael Williams. Also, a big congratulations to our winners this year; including Leo Barton, Liam Beazley, Curtis Allen, Bella Norris, Chandler Horsefield, Ben Hughes, Elliot Morris and Red O’Sullivan!
Check out the pictures to see for yourself what a great night it was. Here’s to many more University of Southampton Student Film Festivals!