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These awards are in memory of David Thomas (1988-2013), a Brighton based filmmaker and University of Brighton alumnus.

Not only was David an outstanding student, graduating in 2011 from The University of Brighton with a 1st Class Honours degree in English and Media, he was an exceptionally talented filmmaker, building a successful career for himself straight out of University at various production companies in London and Brighton.

Through his work, David inspired all around him with his energy, creative vision and technical know-how.  Specialising as an editor, David excelled, working on broadcast projects for Channel 4 and Sky Living as well as award-winning short films. His directing work took him far and wide, including trips across Canada and Africa. 

The David Thomas Awards aim to help young people who have a similar hunger to learn and forge a successful career for themselves as a filmmaker.