An MA Directing Film and Television graduate from Bournemouth University has been nominated for the RTS Student Television Awards 2019
A Missing Beat, directed by Maria Abdel Karim, is one of three films to have been shortlisted for this year RTS Student Television Awards in the Postgraduate Short Form Category.
The film is about a Lebanese music composer residing in London who sees no other way but to re-connect with his long forgotten heritage in order to finalise his new music score.
A Missing Beat was one of three films that Maria directed during her time on the MA Directing Film and Television course.
She said “BU has helped me a lot, the professors were very supportive and called me ambitious because I wanted to go and film in the heart of London with a crew and expensive equipment and take that challenge which students tend to avoid.
“Bournemouth University gives you enough freedom to express yourself as an artist, I wasn’t restricted with any artistic requirements except that the film had to be 5 minutes and the story and everything was up to me to decide. I like that because it gives you so much freedom as a filmmaker to channel your own voice to the audience.”
Maria enjoyed her year at BU so much that she decided to enrol again to begin her doctoral research this January.
The RTS Student Television Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Motion Content Group, will take place on Friday 28 June at the BFI Southbank, South Bank, London.