Y10 Yanis, lead actor in 'Gorka' receives BAFTA nomination

Amazing acting news for Forest! Our Y10 pupil, Yanis was one of the main actors in a short film called, ‘Gorka‘, that earned a British Short Film BAFTA nomination.

The BAFTA-longlisted short film follows a French exchange student, who visits England for the first time and finds himself at the centre of a British family dynamic.


Yanis plays the lead alongside, David Baddiel and Geraldine Somerville (mum of Harry Potter!!). Gorka went from going the festival route, to being nominated among the 5 best short movies at the BAFTAs!

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Read the Director’s Notes: Premiere: Gorka by Joe Weiland // Comedy Drama // Directors Notes