Pupil lands prestigious BFI Prize For directing short film

University College School | 8 May 2018
UCS pupil Oskar Nilsson has won the “Best 16-18 Short Film” award at the BFI Future Film Festival. Oskar co-wrote the script for the film with friends during his final couple of months at UCS and then shot, directed and edited it during the summer.
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Oskar scooped the prize for Best 16-18 Short Film at the BFI Future Film Festival

Former University College School pupil Oskar Nilsson has won the “Best 16-18 Short Film” award at the BFI Future Film Festival. The film, called FatherlDaughter, has been screened at numerous film festivals across the world and won the BFI prize after beating more than two thousand other submissions.

He wrote the script telling the story of how a father repairs his relationship with his daughter before she leaves for good, with friends during his final months at the school and shot, directed and edited it during the summer holidays last year.

Oskar, who studied for A-Levels in English, French and Drama, now hopes to follow his dreams and build a successful career in the movie industry.

He described the highlight of his time at UCS as working as an Assistant Director on Vernon God Little, the school play, in December 2016. Oskar said: “I am forever grateful to the support of Rebecca Baxter and Chris Bhantoa in the drama department who supported my studies and film work throughout my time at UCS.”