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6 Moving Image awards - Special Guests Announcement

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As part of our the sixth annual Moving Image Awards we are thrilled to announce that our special guest is leading location manager, Guy Bishop.

After a brief time aspiring to the art department, Guy Bishop found his home in the Location Department in Film (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Judy, The Aeronauts) & High-End TV (Killing Eve, After Life, Queens of Mystery). Four years in, with a litany of well-known (and lesser-known!) titles decorating his IMDb page, he has committed to the improvement of new entrants in his department. After starting a small Facebook group with humble goals of bringing together a community, the ‘Location Department Juniors’ now stands a thousand-strong and spreads both encouragement & support amongst entry-level workers in show-business.

Commenting on our special guest, Rebecca Ellis, Film Studies Subject Officer at WJEC Eduqas:

"We are absolutely delighted to have such a film making expert attend the Moving Image Awards. Our ceremony has attracted special guests from across the industry who have been extremely impressed by the quality of work produced by our shortlisted candidates, and I'm confident that this year will be no exception."

In addition to attending the ceremony and watching the work of our candidates, Guy will also be participating in a Movie Masterclass discussion panel, offering invaluable advice to future filmmakers. We are also thrilled to welcome back Anna Smith (President of the UK Critics’ Circle) and Kate Leys, Feature Film Script Editor.

Anna Smith is a film critic, broadcaster, host of the podcast Girls On Film and Chair of the UK Critics' Circle Film Section. A regular critic for Time Out, Metro, The Guardian and Sight & Sound, Anna also appears on BBC and Sky TV - if you stay up to watch the Oscars on TV, you will have seen her commentating from Sky Cinema's sofa.

Kate Leys is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development. Recent completed productions include PIN CUSHION by Deborah Haywood, KINGDOM OF US, a feature documentary by Lucy Cohen launching on Netflix later this year; CHURCHILL (2017); SLOW WEST by John MacLean, and for television BABYLON for Channel 4.

Ceremony
The Moving Image Awards recognises the work of candidates completing our Film and Media Studies qualifications, with awards for the Best Short Film, Best Film or TV extract, Best Music Video, Best Screenplay and one overall winner. The shortlist was announced in December, and is available to view online.

The Moving Image Awards ceremony will be held at the British Film Institute (Southbank, London) on Monday 13th January, where the winner of each category will be revealed and prizes awarded

Sponsors
We would like to thank our sponsors the British Film InstituteGolley Slater,  Castell Howell FoodsIlluminate PublishingKK Solutions, and My Company Clothing for their continued support.

For further information on the awards, visit the Moving Image Awards website.