Film Production graduates and Academic Fellow win at International Motor Film Awards

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Ten Film Production graduates and an Academic Fellow have won a prestigious international film award for their acclaimed film ‘Aymen - Don't Think, Just Do It!'

The students and Film Production Academic Fellow Aarif Laljee picked up the award for ‘Best Student Film’ at the 2023 International Motor Film Awards - the world's most prestigious event for the automotive film and television industry at London's Alexandra Palace last week. 

Aymen is a documentary that follows the titular man as he builds a superbike to ride up to 100mph on a test track despite having no experience as a bike engineer or even riding a motorbike.

Aarif, who co-directed, produced and edited the film, said: “I am really proud to have been involved in this project - working with Film Production students on a film that's won a major award and is acclaimed internationally, it really does speak volumes about how great the Film Production course at Salford is, and how much the students love being a part of it.”

The graduates involved were co-director/producer Michael Morris, Alex Coleborn (Director of Photography), Lee Preston (Assistant Camera), Phoenix Thompson & Lucy Atkinson (Additional Camera Operators), Owen Cull (Sound), Joe MacCaulay (Runner), Archie McWilliams (Credits and Graphic Design), Cris Newhall (Poster Design) and Niamh Lafferty (Photography).

Image below is of Aarif (left) and the titular subject of the documentary, Aymen (right) holding the award for Best Student Film. 

Aarif Laljee and Aymen with the award

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