COURSE LEADER: Freya Billington
LECTURERS: Paul Zinder, Mark Simon Hewis, Rachel Plant Part, Rachel Tillotson, Sarah Bartles-Smith
PATRON; Ben Smithard BSC, Cinematographer - (My Week with Marilyn, Henry IV, Damned United, Cranford)
We are a dynamic, exciting and professional department. All of our lecturers still actively engaged in filmmaking so have an on-going passion with the subject. Our Alumni network connects current and past students for work opportunites, placements, collaboration or just advice.
Recent Guest lecturers: Nik Powell, Head of NFTS, Chairman Scala Productions; Wendy Bevan-Mogg Producer - Private Peaceful, Skeletons, Broken; Rebecca O' Brien, Producer - The Wind that shakes the Barley, Riff Raff, Raining Stones, ; Luke Rainey, Colorist - Band of Brothers, Man on Wire, Frozen Planet; Esther May-Campbell, (BAFTA Award winning) Director - September, Wallander, Skins; Simon Haslett, VFX - Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter VII, Titanic, X-Files; Trix Worell, Writer/ Producer - For Queen and Country, Hardware, Desmonds; Chris Atkins, BAFTA award-winning)Director - Taking Liberties, Starsuckers; Rupert Such, Director - Casualty, EastEnders, Doctors; John Parish, Musician / Composer - She, A Chinese, PJ Harvey; Rich Warren, Producer - Encounters Film Festival Programmer
Screenings/ Awards include: Eat My Shorts British Film Insitute; 2013; Best Short Film, KinoFilm Festival 2013; Best Cinematography/ 2nd Overall Film - KODAK Commercials Competition 2013; Best Film, JumpCut Film Festival 2013; The Indieboots Film Festival, Chicago 2013; Short Documentary, Edindocs Film Festival, 2012
New Talent Award, British Independent Film Awards 2012; Shortlist British Feature Film, Raindance Film Festival 2012; 2x films at Encounters International Film Festval 2012; Nahemi, 'Eat My Shorts' programme British Film Institute 2012; Best Film British Film Institute Future Film Awards 2011, 2010; Shortlist, Exposures Student Film Festival 2011; Best Film, Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2011; Best Cinematography, London Short Film Festival 2011; Best Film, Learning On Screen Awards 2011; Shortlist Best Short Documentary Edinburgh Film Festival 2010; Best Documentary, British Film Institute Future Film Awards 2010; Edinburgh Film Festival Documentary 2010; Shortlist Best Film, Learning On Screen Awards 2010; Best Film, Learning On Screen Awards 2009 and many more...