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The Graddies 2023

The 2023 Graddies was the third year of the festival, and we had entries from universities across the UK. We received entries across a number of formats including animation, live action and documentary films. 

These films were then watched and judged by 3 industry professional judges.

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Kunle Falodun

Nigerian media expert who currently serves as Vice President Distribution Africa for Sony Pictures Television.

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​Peter Spencer 

Development Executive of Searchlight Pictures whose credits include working as a development executive on Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’.

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​Nadine Marsh-Edwards

RTS and BAFTA award winning producer described as "a pivotal force in developing a Black British cinema".

2023 Winner


The 2023 winners were a group of students from The Royal Holloway University of London with their short film 'Dressed As Family'. 

A dramedy short that follows a strange episode in the life of a dictatorial patriarch who runs a familv of five in a small apartment

The award ceremony was presented by actor and director Elliot Barnes-Worrell, with Trix Worrell handing the prize to the Winning entry. 

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2023 Finalists

2023 saw 10 finalist films from various universities. 

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