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Kate Jessop, Multimedia lecturer at Mid-Cheshire College, has won the Femme Fantastique award at the London Short Film Festival for her film ‘When the telescope came’ –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, Manchester. The film has also been requested for the Mayor of London’s Women’s day and will play to 20,000 people.

Kate has also been selected for an international programme showcasing female filmmakers from around the world alongside 8 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 of this year.

“I will be spending some time in North America preparing for the event; it will be good to share visions with the other film makers” 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


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