Chichester University students nominated for human trafficking film

Professional actors Tayo Elesin (centre), Franciska Steiner (left) and Michael Quartey (right) star in students' shortlisted film'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
Professional actors Tayo Elesin (centre), Franciska Steiner (left) and Michael Quartey (right) star in students' shortlisted film'CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
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UNIVERSITY students have been shortlisted for a national film award.

My Name is Georgina, a film by students, staff, and professional associates of the media department at the University of Chichester, has been shortlisted for the Unchosen Human Trafficking Short Film Competition.

Unchosen is an anti-trafficking charity promoting human trafficking film campaigns nationwide.

Michael Holley, programme coordinator of media production at the university, said: “Human trafficking tends to be associated with sexual exploitation.

“We wanted to draw attention to servitude, as we felt that this unseen form of trafficking is more relevant to our region.”

Undergraduate media students worked with lecturers and industry professionals, including lead actress Tayo Elesin, to plan the entire project from concept to production.

“Producing My Name is Georgina was a great experience for our students, one that provided them with invaluable experience of all aspects of film production and of course they are extremely pleased to have been shortlisted,” said Michael.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in October.

This will be followed by a road show of screenings throughout the UK and Ireland, the details of which are listed on 
www.unchosen.org.uk