Film student WINS Best Experimental Film Award!

Huge congratulations to student Rhiannon Hanlan for winning the Best Experimental Film award at this year's MediaMagazine Production Competition: Making Lockdown Creative! 

Rhiannon has just finished her second year at Long Road studying Criminology Level 3 Extended Certificate, Photography A Level and Film Studies A Level. Her film, Old Wives’ Tales, was selected for the Best Experimental Film award by judge Eva, a Scottish director and screenwriter whose short films have screened at festivals such as BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh, Telluride and the BAFTA New Talent Awards.

Rhiannon’s short film addressed the mental health issues, societal pressures and cultural expectations exacerbated by Lockdown. Click here to view (Old Wives’ Tales starts at 27.25)

The MediaMagzine Production Competition is one close to our hearts here at Long Road as it features the Barney Oram Creativity Award.  Barney was a much loved teacher of Media and Film Studies for many years at Long Road Sixth Form College, one of the biggest media cohorts in the country, and was passionate about film and developing his students’ creativity and film-making skills. The award in his name has been judged by two of his colleagues at Long Road, Tom Woodcock and Andrea Joyce, Film Studies A Level course team leader here at Long Road. Tom and Andrea chose Sandy Honca, a student from Barton Peveril College, as the winner for their short film What is Lockdown – a video diary exploring the different meanings of Lockdown. Click here to view.