Read news about this from previous years. Stay up to date with what’s happening on this course by following it on Twitter @NUAfilm.
Professionals from the film, animation and games industries travelled to Norwich’s Cinema City to view a screening of the final work of students in June. Part of the Degree Shows 2013, the NUA industry screening showed selected work to a specially invited audience of professionals from the film, TV, animation and games industries.
NUA Lecturer Suri Krishnamma has had a film selected by Vision Films for its sales slate at Cannes. The Grief Tourist stars Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Michael Cudlitz and tells the story of a man who travels to horrific crime scenes as a way of fulfilling his destiny. The film will go on limited theatrical release in the USA later this year.
A short film by Year Two student Carl Hawthon was selected for screening at the Norwich Sound and Vision 2012. The Video Festival is designed to encourage emerging artists and professionals to present their work to a wider public, and to celebrate the county’s creative talents. The theme for the film element of the annual event is ‘Sounds Like Norfolk’.
A film about the Anglia Square car park in Norwich made by Lecturer Justin Ascott has won first prize at the prestigious Tenderflix Film Festival in the West End of London. The film has also been screened at the London Short Film Festival and The Stuttgarter Filmwinter in Germany.
The BA Film and Moving Image Production course has received official accreditation from Creative Skillset, the industry body that supports skills and training for people in the creative industries. The accreditation represents an endorsement by industry panels in recognition of the course’s links to the creative sectors and track record in securing employment for their graduates.
The accreditation is a very welcome endorsement and well-deserved recognition of the quality and industry relevance of the course. Students have a lot of very valuable engagement with industry representatives and this helps them graduate with the skills and professionalism required by media employers.
Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission
Visiting Professor at NUA
Final films by students of BA Film and Moving Image Production were shown at a special Industry Screening at Cinema City in Norwich during the Degree Shows 2012. Selected works by graduating students were in a programme which also included work by students of BA Animation that was viewed by a specially invited audience of professionals from the film, TV and animation industries. The students had opportunities to network with the industry guests before and after the screenings, which were opened with speeches from Professor John Last, Vice Chancellor of NUA, and the actor John Hurt CBE, who was recently announced as Chancellor of NUA.
Students have also enjoyed a guest lecture from Nik Powell, one of the UK’s top film producers whose credits include Company of Wolves, Mona Lisa and The Crying Game, Little Voice, Calendar Girls and, most recently, Ladies in Lavender starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith. Nik is also Director of the National Film and Television School.
A lecture on the British film and television industries has provided students of BA Film and Moving Image Production with a strong understanding of future career options. Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of both Film London and the British Film Commission, visited the campus to deliver the overview as part of his new role as a NUA Visiting Professor, which will also see him advise on the course content and direction. Adrian is an international lecturer, broadsheet writer, radio broadcaster, festival director, programme curator, book editor and biographer. He is also a member of BAFTA and the European Film Academy.
Creative agency Ditto collaborated with Norwich University of the Arts to present the work of graduating students from its Animation and Film and Moving Image Production courses as well as some postgraduate work to the public through the Sunrise Online Film & Animation Festival. The festival was launched in June with screenings of the work in The Curve Auditorium in Norwich with guest speakers Don Boyd (film director, producer, screenwriter and novelist) and Steve Smith (award-winning animator). This year marked the third Sunrise festival. View students’ short films and animations.
NUA’s status as an Apple Authorised Training Centre allows the Film and Moving Image Production course to offer students the Final Cut Pro 101 course and the opportunity to obtain the Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Course certificate. Pictured here are students from the latest class celebrating obtaining their Apple certificates.