Film shot in just 48 hours wins award

throw_of_the_dice_still_640A group of New College Lanarkshire HND Film and Sound students are celebrating after winning an international Film award.

Stuart McConville, Neil McNicol and Will Conway formed Team Effin A! Films to take part in the 48 Hour Film Project.  The competition is the world’s largest timed film-making competition which attracted more than 60,000 teams.

Provided with a compulsory character, prop, line of dialogue and genre the teams complete all the writing, shooting, editing and casting, scoring and casting for  a four to seven minute feature film in two days.

Competing against 27 other teams in the Glasgow leg of the competition Team Effin A!’s film ” Throw of the Dice” bagged them the award for best sound design at the recent awards ceremony in Glasgow.  Their film was also shown at the Glasgow Film Theatre.  Stuart said:

“We had a blast taking part. We’re thrilled with our film and happy to get the Best Sound award as we worked really hard to produce a top quality piece of film.  It was a huge challenge but it was worth it. We can’t wait to get involved again next year.”

Alan Moffat, senior lecturer in Film & Television said:

“What a busy 48 hours it was. It’s a fantastic idea to get involved in and gives students a chance to see how frantic the industry can be. We are really proud of Stuart, Neil and Will – they worked incredibly well together and produced a first class short film. Being awarded Best Sound Design is a huge achievement and recognition of all their hard work.”

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