After feeling the New Year blues, Stian Reimers decided to do something a bit different.
The psychology researcher, from Warwick University, decided to make a film on his mobile phone.
And it proved so successful that he was invited to the Batfas after scooping the 'Palme d' Paper' for his winning entry, Papier Mache, in the Orange Paper Film Festival.
The film festival launched in November was a nationwide search to find the UK's first mobile phone film-maker.
Entrants were asked to recreate scenes from their all-time favourite films using 3D paper characters that they constructed from magazine inserts, with scissors and glue.
Using these characters, their imagination and a video-enabled mobile, they shot video clips that they then edited together to produce their final film.
Stian's winning film - Papier Mache - is a black and white epic, which tells the tale of hero Chuck Steele rescuing Princess Betty from the clutches of the evil villain, Bucky Thunderstorm, who has tied her to some railway tracks.
Chuck rescues her just in time as the train and villain crash into a recycling plant, and poor old Bucky is pulped for his crimes.
Stian said: "It's really difficult to tell a proper story in a minute, so the great thing about a silent film was that there was only ever one story to them - the maiden in distress - and one question - will the hero make it. Well, of course he will".
The couple won a trip to the BAFTAs and rubbed shoulders with the great and good of the film world as part of their prize.