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20th May 2009, 3:52pm
Short film wins award in home of movie-making
Daddy’s Girl, written and directed by Marcella Forster A film by a University of Lincoln lecturer has won an award at a film festival in the home of movie-making – Los Angeles.

Daddy’s Girl, written and directed by Marcella Forster, Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University, picked up the title of Best UK Short at the 2009 British Film Festival Los Angeles Gala Awards Ceremony.

Marcella, who was brought up in Horncastle and went to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, said: “The film is about a young girl who is learning to come to terms with the fact her father has been blinded in a rugby accident. It was shot in 2007 in Lincoln, Skegness, Mablethorpe and Louth.”

The project was funded by the UK Film Council and supported by EM Media Regional Screen Agency.

Daddy’s Girl has previously been shown at other film festivals in the US and South Africa, as well as the Cannes Short Film Corner. Later this summer it will be featured at the International Film Festival in Thailand.

Marcella has just finished filming her second short film, a self-funded project called The Lamb and Flag. This nine-minute short was filmed in Lincoln and is set in a pub during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Several University of Lincoln staff and students worked on the production.

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