Ex-Norwich University of the Arts student Pete Middleton misses out on BAFTA award

Peter Middleton (left) and James Spinney, directors of the film Notes on Blindness. Photo: Roberta M

Peter Middleton (left) and James Spinney, directors of the film Notes on Blindness. Photo: Roberta Matis. - Credit: Roberta Matis

Former Norwich University of the Arts student Pete Middleton has missed out on winning a BAFTA award.

Mr Middleton, who co-directed 'Notes on Blindness' with James Spinney, was in the running for three British Academy Film awards at Sunday's ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Their film was shortlisted for Outstanding British Film, Outstanding Debut, and Outstanding Documentary categories.

But Outstanding British Film was won by Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake', Outstanding Documentary was awarded to '13th', while Outstanding Debut went to 'Under the Shadow'.

Mr Middleton's parents, Richard and Andrea Middleton, live in Norwich and both appear in their son's film.

The film is based on the audio diary of John Hull, a writer and theologian who taught at the University of Birmingham. He lost his sight in the 1980s.