BAFTA Announces the Nine Finalists for the 2018 Student Film Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the nine finalists for the 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards supported by Global Student Accommodation (GSA). Following the international expansion of the Awards in 2017, this year’s finalists have been selected from 469 submissions by students at film schools in 35 countries across the world, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

These finalists were chosen from within the previously announced 60 shortlisted films.

Lucia Bulgheroni
National Film and Television School, U.K.

In a Heartbeat
Beth David and Esteban Bravo
Ringling College of Art and Design, USA

Kiana Naghshineh
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Blood Island
Lindsey Parietti
University of the West of England, U.K.

Brad Bailey
UC Berkeley, USA

Love In 35 MM
Federica Gargarella
Goldsmiths, U.K.

Mauritz Brekke Solberg and Daniel Fure Schwarz
Kristiania University College, Norway

My Nephew Emmett
Kevin Wilson
New York University, USA

Huay-Bing Law
The University of Texas at Austin, USA


The gala ceremony will take place on Friday, June 29, 2018 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Special Jury members will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets for the event are now available here. The official hashtag for this year’s awards is #baftastudents.



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