Thursday, July 10, 2014
Film-makers from Norwich University of the Arts are showcasing their work in an online festival.
Everything from a musical adaptation of the classic novel Frankenstein to a film about the horrors unleashed from Pandora’s Box feature in the festival that can be watched online as part of the Sunrise Awards.
The event - now in its sixth year - is being held by Ditto in partnership with NUA, and next Thursday in London the winners of the awards are set to be announced.
The 21 short films are competing for the accolades of Best Film, Critics Choice and Best Awareness Campaign.
Among the films entered into the competition is The Three Travellers, a superhero comedy spoof on Harry Potter by Jack Rogers.
Kevin Smy, Georgi Chapman and Tim Chang are presenting Frankenstein: The Musical Prometheus, a musical adaptation of the classic novel which focuses on the psychological struggle of Frankenstein’s Monster.
Helen Dodsworth’s String Section is a stop-motion short which explores the relationship between puppet and puppeteer, and Andrew Dutton’s Pandora’s Box looks at the horrors unleashed from Pandora’s box.
The full list of NUA graduates who have submitted films for the Sunrise Awards includes Adam Epton, Adam Mortley, Allen Kirsty, Andrew Dutton, Atlanta Weekes, Caitlin Harrison, Carl Hawthorn, Callum Davies, Edward Perryer, Georgi Chapman, Helen Dodsworth, Jack_Rogers, Johnathan Cummings, Jordan Bezants, Kevin Smy, Liam Gathercole, Maisie Tuckett, Nathan Clarke, Rob Phillips, Robin Tizzard, Scott Newstead, Tim Chang, and William Smith.
Photographer and filmmaker Héctor Mediavilla will be judging the awards and sharing some of the secrets of his craft at the 2014 Sunrise Awards next Thursday at the Lighthouse in London.
Sunrise 2014 media partners are Norwich Evening News and Eastern Daily Press, Mustard TV, and Outsider TV.
• To watch the NUA students’ films visit http://www.playworks.tv/sunrise-2014/