Exposures Film Festival is "The UK's leading student film and moving image festival" and runs from 17th- 19th November 2009. It is a national festival and competition accepting Drama, Documentary and Film Art submissions from college, degree and masters students.
I'm only telling you this because my degree film "Lift" (click to watch) has been selected to be show in the Documentary Film category! This news has really made my day and has given me the confidence to enter the film into other festivals which charge for entry.
As Lift has been selected it is eligible to win Best Documentary (and Best Of Fest I suppose) though I'm not sure if it is awarded by panel of judges or decided at the screening by the audience. I'll keep you updated. I'm not expecting to win any awards but it would be nice, wouldn't it?
I had to submit a few production stills to the organisers but as I didn't have any from the real shoot, Shona and I went out and recreated some moments from my travels. I shouldn't have been surprised, but even with me holding up a "Lift" sign and Shona taking photos, a guy stopped to pick us up! It was a bit embarrassing waving to him " Thanks, but we don't actually want a lift!"