Cannes nomination for film school for fifth year running
The Alan Dimension was nominated in this year’s Cinéfondation short film selection at the festival which ran from May 11May 22.
It was chosen from 2,300 works which were submitted by film schools from all over the world and is one of only four animated films out of 18 - the remainder are works of fiction.
Jac Clinch, director of The Alan Dimension, said: “It is a huge honour for me and the rest of the NFTS team to have our film nominated at Cannes.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that the National Film and Television School has given me to realise this vision.”
On the NFTS website, https://nfts.co.uk, it states The Alan Dimension was made by a group of graduating NFTS students including Jac Clinch, director and co-writer, Millie Marsh, producer, Jonathan Harbottle, cowriter, Miles Ridgway, cinematographer, Declan O’Brien, production designer, Anna BennettSquire, production manager, Xanna WardDixon, editor, Luke Hardisty and Matt Moyes on visual effects, Justin Dolby, sound editor and re-recording Mixer, Tim Morrish, composer and Robin Yoojin Rhee, online editor and colour grader.
The eight minute colour film tells the story of Alan, who has been betowed with the divine gift of precognition.
But his gift is not all it is cracked up to be as he can barely foresee what is for breakfast.
And the only person on earth who understands Alan is packing her bags to leave – Wendy has had enough of being married to mankind’s next step in cognitive evolution.
Will Alan realise in time that seeing the future has blinded him to his present?
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