Posted on 24 September 2013
The inaugural University of York Film Showcase in London on 3 October is designed to celebrate the achievements and talent of BSc Film and Television Production students from the University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television.
Hosted by Greg Dyke, the University of York’s Chancellor and Chairman of the British Film Institute, the showcase judging panel includes cinematographer and ten-time Academy Award nominee Roger Deakins (Skyfall, True Grit) and triple BAFTA Award winning producer Tim Bevan (Les Misérables, Frost/Nixon), who also co-heads Working Title Films.
The student film-makers will compete for the showcase’s STUDIOCANAL Grand Jury Prize, which will be presented to the film that most captured the judges’ imagination by Jenny Borgars, Head of UK Production at STUDIOCANAL UK.
Sam Meacock, a recent Film and Television Production degree graduate, who is one of the organisers of the film showcase, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for York students and recent graduates to create new connections with some of the best and brightest in the industry. It is also a great way for established professionals to meet individuals emerging from the University of York who are sure to be making waves in the creative sector very soon.”
The first students graduated from the recently introduced BSc Film and Television Production degree in July this year.
Professor Andrew Higson, Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, said: “The quality of work produced by our talented student film-makers is testament to their hard work and creativity. The students have benefited from the guidance of our excellent team of staff and the outstanding facilities at York which provide some of the best professional production facilities of any university in the country.”
As well as enjoying success in the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards – where York students scooped top prize in three of the four categories with two films going onto the national awards - the Department of Theatre, Film and Television is also celebrating its new Creative Skillset accreditation.
The University’s Film and Television Production degree is led by John Mateer. He said: “We designed the BSc Film and Television Production course to enable our students to become world-class filmmakers and television programme creators. The BAFTA showcase will provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate to leading figures in the film industry just how talented they really are.”
More information about the University of York Film Showcase is available at www.uoyfilmshowcase.com