‘Salt & Sauce’, the graduation film by students from the Film and TV - BA (Hons) programme will have its premiere screening at the prestigious 61st BFI London Film Festival 2017.

‘Salt & Sauce’ follows Tammy, a girl stuck in a post high-school limbo. While she tries to figure out what to do next with her life, she has no choice but to work long days in the family chip shop. Through the people around her, she soon realises she can’t avoid her future.

The film was written and directed by Alia Ghafar with cinematography by Beth Woodruff, both of whom graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2017 with the film as their final project. The film was produced by Clara Mumford-Turner, who is currently in her 4th year on the Film and TV - BA (Hons) programme and the crew consisted of many students also from the programme.

Alia Ghafar, "Salt & Sauce" Director
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Alia Ghafar, "Salt & Sauce" Director

"To premiere at a festival like LFF and be screening alongside so many great films is fantastic. This film explores being young and unsure of where you’re going in life, which I hope will resonate with those who see it."

Alia Ghafar, "Salt & Sauce" Director and Film & TV - BA (Hons) graduate

The BFI London Film Festival will showcase UK and international filmmakers ranging from world renowned directors to new talents. The British Film Institute (BFI) was established by Royal Charter to preserve and promote filmmaking and television in the UK. As well as organising the London Film Festival, the BFI also organises BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and the youth orientated Future Film Festival. They maintain the world's largest film archive and also run cinemas and publish Sight & Sound magazine, books and films.

"It was a pleasure to work with such a talented director on this project," said Beth Woodruff, "To showcase at BFI is an incredible achievement for everyone involved and we hope that audiences enjoy it as much as we did making it."

Still from Salt & Sauce
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Still from Salt & Sauce
Beth Woodruff, Salt & Sauce Cinematographer
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Beth Woodruff, Salt & Sauce Cinematographer

"I am very excited to share ‘Salt & Sauce’ with audiences at BFI London Film Festival," said Alia Ghafar,  "To premiere at a festival like LFF and be screening alongside so many great films is fantastic. This film explores being young and unsure of where you’re going in life, which I hope will resonate with those who see it."

‘Salt & Sauce’ will be screening at Vue Cinema Leicester Square on Sunday 8th October and at BFI Southbank on Monday 9th October. The film is currently being submitted to festivals across the UK and abroad.