This year's nominees and winner have been announced!
We had the pleasure of presenting the DIEGESIS Award at the Solent Film Awards (SoFiAs) last night. It is an award that acknowledges demonstrable creativity and critical thinking in the practical skill of film and television writing and so many impressive writers have been involved with the magazine this year that it was incredibly difficult narrowing down the shortlist, let alone deciding the winner.
The three nominees - Brennan Backs, Hannah Lake and George Lee - have demonstrated a commendable commitment to the development of their writing this last year in both their writing for the magazine and in their critical writing during their undergraduate studies. Their writing is continually a pleasure to read and their writing reveals a clear and engaging voice.
Congratulations to the winner of the Diegesis Award 2018 - Hannah Lake - and the two runners up: Brennan Backs and George Lee. Be sure to check out their writing and keep your eyes peeled for the great writing that is sure to come in the future.
For National Garden Week, we've compiled some of our more unconventional garden-related film reviews for our green-fingered readers.
30 April - 6 May 2018
BACK TO THE GARDEN (Jon Sanders 2013)
"A thoughtful investigation of life, love and death that engages with a wealth of impressions and questions often ignored in mainstream storytelling."
Read Laurence Russell's review and watch our interview with the filmmaker Jon Sanders here.
A FIELD IN ENGLAND (Ben Wheatley 2013)
Wheatley's "multi-layered, hybrid genre productions signify that he has nevertheless become a force to be reckoned with in the world of British independent film."
Read Sam Hall's review here.
WALL-E (Andrew Stanton 2008)
"Cinema should following in the caterpillar tracks of WALL-E's little robot and find value in environmental insights".
Read Lucy Ravenhall's article here and Alice Stansfield's here.
THE WICKER MAN (Robin Hardy 1973)
"THE WICKER MAN deconstructed an idyllic British countryside and heritage by peeling away the layers of what appears natural to reveal a darker side".
Read Sam Hall's article here.