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U.K.’s NFTS Rules at Int’l Film School Awards

Originally posted on Variety:

LONDON — Students from the U.K.’s National Film and Television School have won all three prizes at the annual awards of CILECT, the international association of film and television schools.

It’s the first time in the 58-year history of CILECT, which reps 160 film and TV schools from 60 countries, that students from the same school have won in all three categories — fiction, documentary and animation.

“Head Over Heels,” which was penned and helmed by Timothy Reckart, and produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, won the animation prize. It was the only student film nommed for an Oscar this year. “After,” written and directed by Lukasz Konopa, won the docu prize. “The Mass of Men,” scripted and helmed by Gabriel Gauchet, was awarded the prize for fiction.

CILECT exec director Stanislav Semerdjiev said: “I am astonished. For the first time in the history of the competition we have a situation that…

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