Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Monday 11 November 2013

Public Vote Sees Brighton Film Student Win Prestigious Award

A current student at Brighton Film School is part of a small film crew that has won a prestigious online film competition.



Charlie Bentley, 21 and originally from Chichester, is currently in his 2nd year of a 2-year Higher National Diploma course at the specialist film and moving image school located in central Brighton. 

He was credited with the role of Production Manager for the film 'Closer', a 10-minute short which won the First Job in Films Movie of the Month Competition sponsored by movieScope Magazine. 

The award was the result of a public vote held online, in which thousands of fans voted for their favourite film, with 'Closer' emerging as the narrow favourite and winner.


The film explores themes of loss and the relationships you have with your father and grandfather when you are young and is the latest short production of BoxClever Filmsa production company which is based in Chichester. 

'Closer' was written, cast and set in a week and shot in just three days and is set in a quiet seaside town shortly after a young boy has lost his father.

Charlie Bentley said:

"We were all set to shoot an entirely different story, when I became inspired to write something after I lost a ring that was given to me by my grandfather. 

"I felt really bad about this loss and it became the inspiration and a symbol for the resulting story about a boy who has lost his father and his subsequent relationship with his Grandfather.

"We were so happy with how well the film was received and we were really pleased with the finished project and couldn't have done it without the support of our friends and family and the skills I learnt whilst studying at Brighton Film School."

"Closer" can be viewed online HERE.


by: Mike Cobley



Related links

Brighton Film School

Share    


Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is set to host a series of shows encompassing contemporary music, digital art and installation to begin the Autumn 2017 season. 

New images which have just been released give a unique insight into excavations at the historic Quaker burial site which was discovered earlier this month during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange.

Little Barrie's fifth album, Death Express, packs a heavy punch, channelling the three members' ferocious musical chops into a raw, DIY response to today's atmosphere of confusion and division.

Brighton's Chris Riddell, illustrator, political cartoonist and author, is behind a newVoluntary Service Overseas (VSO) fundraising campaign to help babies 'draw' their first breath in Sierra Leone, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. 

For two months, a group of artists that live with an invisible disability have been creating visual, sound and interactive artworks with the aim of educating the public on what it's like to live with a hidden illness. 

Sussex Nightstop – a Brighton-based emergency accommodation service – will be featured in a national TV documentary this month.
Pic By Andy Sturmey

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is now an annual fixture for Sussex music lovers who like their music to match their taste in fine wines.

Brighton Pier will be transformed into a spectacular science showcase during this year's British Science Festival, organisers have announced.
Akvile Magicdust with Lily Gould

Award-winning Lithuanian illustrator Akvile Magicdust has been mentoring students at Brighton Metropolitan College as part of the Pop Up Projects’ International Illustrator's Exchange programme

The Capture Collective are members of Brighton & Hove Photography Club, a Photoworks initiative enabling the city's 13-16 year olds to meet regularly, develop their camera skills, produce photographs for a display and gain an Arts Award certificate.

They are the band responsible for a large part of the soundtrack of the Mod era and enjoyed a rollercoaster ride through the perils of the music world.
Blue Remembered Hills Cast During Rehearsal

Identity Theatre Company are bringing Dennis Potter's groundbreaking play Blue Remembered Hills to the Brighton Open Air Theatre this July.

In just one week this year's Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place, East Sussex, for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd