A film about transgender life by London College of Communication (LCC) graduate, Chloe White, called This Life That Chose Me has been selected by Sheffield Doc/Fest (13 – 17 June), the leading film and documentary festival in the UK. White’s film has also been screened at the British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin.
Her film is an intimate portrait of three women, as they describe their voyage to become what they truly believe they were born to be.
White says: “Having my film chosen to screen at Sheffield Doc/Fest is such an honour. I remember going to my first Doc/Fest a few years ago and imagining how amazing it would be to have my film screen there.” Not one to sit still, White is currently on a global trip documenting the 75thvoyage of the Japan-based Peace Boat.
LCC MA Documentary Film course director Pratap Rughani says: “When we started in 2010 we set ambitious goals to launch our students as credible professional documentary film-makers. It’s a testament to the quality of the graduation films that award nominations, festival screenings, contracts and commissions in blue chip documentary production have all been achieved within a year of the first graduations.”
The success of documentary film students includes:
- The commissioning of Holly Cocker’s film, 9ten11 about the Children of 9/11, soon to be screened on BBC TV.
- Alanna McVerry’s nomination for a Grierson award for her film about children with HIV, called Words that Echo.
- Zeina Hurst’s nomination for the Learning on Screen Awards for her film The Eruv.
- The purchase of Nora Angeleshku’s film ‘Romanian Monarchy’ by Romanian TV.
- Shortlisting of Anahi Aradas’ film Indign@dos at the Student Film Festival in London.