A student from Brighton Film School has won the Governor’s Prize from the University of Brighton.

Paris Wilder, who graduated with first-class honours in Film Production, was given the award at the School of Media graduation ceremony on Tuesday 25th July.

Paris was one of only 14 students to receive the prestigious prize and has been awarded £1,000 in recognition of her achievement. Paris said: “I was really shocked to have received this prize as well as honored. My time at Brighton Film School was already life changing so to have it solidified with this prize was the cherry on top of a wonderful three years.”

The Governors’ Prize is given to recognise the graduating undergraduate student in each School who has achieved the most significant academic improvement over the duration of their study. The recipients will have demonstrated commitment, hard work and perseverance during their time as students at the university.

Paris now feels prepared to enter the film industry after graduating, she said: “I’ve taken away so much from my time at Brighton Film School including a great crew, a mountain of knowledge into my chosen field and a wealth of support from all the staff. I can’t wait to continue into the industry and eventually start my own production company and hopefully continue to work with BFS in the future.”

Head of Brighton Film School, Gary Barber, said: “We are extremely proud of Paris receiving the Governors’ Prize. She has been a true credit to Brighton Film School during her three years with us and I have no doubt she will have a very successful career in the British film industry.”

Congratulations to all Film Production graduates of 2017. We wish you all the best in your future filmmaking careers and we look forward to hearing about your endeavors.