Marcella Forster, a lecturer in media production at the University of Lincoln, has picked up the Best UK Short award at the 2009 British Film Festival Los Angeles Gala Awards Ceremony earlier this month.

The 11-minute long film, Daddy’s Girl, was written and directed by Ms Forster and was shot in 2007 in various locations across Lincoln, Skegness, Mablethorpe, and Louth. It is about a young girl who is learning to come to terms with the fact her father has been blinded in a rugby accident.

Funded by the UK Film Council and supported by EM Media Regional Screen Agency, Daddy’s Girl has been shown at other film festivals in the US and South Africa, as well as the Cannes Short Film Corner. Later this summer it will be featured at the International Film Festival in Thailand.

Forster has just finished filming her second short film, a self-funded project called The Lamb and Flag. This nine-minute long film was shot in Lincoln and is set in a pub during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. Several University of Lincoln staff and students worked on the production.