Could Suffolk student Zoe Hambling be the next big name in Hollywood?

Winning film student Zoe Hambling

Winning film student Zoe Hambling - Credit: Archant

An aspiring film-maker’s emotional story of a homeless man who falls in love with a stranger has won her an award at the East Anglian Student Film Festival.

Zoe Hambling, 19, from Bury St Edmunds, won the festival’s rising star award.

She said: “I am really excited to have won this award – it is something I really wanted to achieve.

“I wanted to tell a simple, emotional story with my film and it is incredible that it has won. They also based the award on a show reel of all my work, which I had to submit to the judges.”

Zoe, a media production student at West Suffolk College, created a short film about a homeless man who falls in love with a woman who walks past him on the street every day.

The award comes just weeks after Zoe and her team rose to victory is a short film competition run by the college after creating a film about an insane obsession with Keith Lemon.


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East Anglian Student Film Festival is an international student film festival based in Ipswich, Suffolk. The films were judged by an expert panel of directors, writers, editors, composers, film educators, and actors.

The event was held at Suffolk One and the films will be screened at West Suffolk College on November 18.

Tickets are £5 and are available from the Theatre Royal.

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