Two films made by students at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield picked up prestigious BAFTA awards in a glitzy ceremony on Sunday.

Ross Stringer's animated short film Crab Day and Yasmin Afifi's Jellyfish and Lobster both picked up awards at the annual British Academy of Film and Television's ceremony in London on Sunday, February 18.

The projects were featured in the National Film and Television School's graduate showcase last February and mark the first double win for the school since 1990 when Nick Park won a BAFTA for Wallace and Gromit's A Grand Day Out and Peter Hewitt won for The Candy Show.

Crab Day was recognised by the academy in the British Short Animation category on Sunday while Jellyfish and Lobster won the title of best British Short Film.

A number of other alumni also received recognition at the ceremony, including Shirley O'Connor whose film Earth Mama was named Outstanding Debut by a British Producer and Tarn Willers who won the Sound BAFTA for his contribution to Oscar contender The Zone of Interest.

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Several NFTS graduates also received nods for their work on the biggest awardee of the night, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.

Jon Wardle, director at NFTS, said: “This incredible news is even more inspiring as it kickstarts our annual Graduate Showcase at the BFI Southbank this week.

“Just this time last year we graduated the Jellyfish and Lobster and Crab Day teams, highlighting how the NFTS is shaping the future of filmmaking and how ready our graduates are when they step out into the industry.”