A LECTURER at Mid-Cheshire College has won a top film award.
Kate Jessop, who teaches Multimedia, has won the Femme Fantastique award at the London Short Film Festival for her film When the telescope came.
She is the only NorthWest filmmaker to win an award at the festival.
She was also nominated for Best Experimental Short, for On Miles Platting Station, a Simon Armitage adaptation.
The winning film will be showing alongside On Miles Platting Station on The Bigger Picture, the Cornerhouse’s BBC screen in Exchange Square during March. The film has also been requested for the Mayor of London’s Women’s day in March, playing out to 20,000 people.
Kate has also been selected for an international programme showcasing female filmmakers from around the world alongside eight other international female filmmakers.
Her film Desires will be screened in 12 different cities around the world, including New York and Toronto on International Women’s Day this year.
“I will be spending some time in North America preparing for the event,” said Kate.
As well as teaching at Mid-Cheshire College, Kate also spends one day each week at Manchester Metropolitan University as an artist in residence, giving advice and sharing experiences with the students.
Kate also said: “I love spending time with the students and feeding their enthusiasm for the arts but I also reserve time for my personal film making projects.”
You can view her work at www.katejessop.co.uk.