23rd October 2012, 4:41pm
Los Angeles beckons as Lincoln graduates win national film competition
London venue of the 48 Hour Film Project A team of University of Lincoln graduates will represent the UK in an international film competition after winning the national stage of the 48 Hour Film Project.

Joseph Fallon, Jonathan Sankey, Emma Godley, Simon Dunn, Josh Roberts and Ashley Pay, who all graduated in 2010, entered their film ‘Glove’ into this unique international competition, which challenges teams to produce an entire film in just one weekend.

Competing against a wide range of film makers including 18-strong studio teams from around the UK, the graduates brainstormed on a Friday, filmed all day Saturday and edited up to the wire and won a hat-trick of prizes at the 48 Hour Film Project.

At the national awards ceremony, held in London on 6th October 2012, Joseph won Best Director and a £5,000 Sony camera as prize. The team then won the Audience Award in a landslide audience vote before claiming the top honour of Best Film. Their prize is a trip to Los Angeles next year and entry into the worldwide stage of the competition.

Joseph said: “I saw the competition online, and just sent an email to some of my friends, all fellow Lincoln graduates, to see if anyone would be interested in a fun weekend: nothing serious, just an excuse to see each other really.
“We were in shock when we won. It was a solid team effort, and a great experience, and we now have a chance at winning the world competition, so fingers crossed!”

The 48 Hour Film Project is an opportunity for a crew of filmmakers to write, shoot and edit a film over a single weekend. The experience is a great way to test filmmakers’ abilities, using all their skills to create a film in such a short space of time. National competitions take place in cities all over the world with the best films qualifying for an international final.

Head of the Lincoln School of Media Dr Sarah Barrow said: "It's tremendous news that a team of our recent graduates took the top prize of Overall Winner in this incredibly challenging competition, where they were up against much larger production crews with greater resources. We now wish them the best of luck representing the UK in the international phase of the competition."

For more on the competition, see www.48hourfilm.com
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