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Educating Filmmakers Book Launch

Posted on 5 June 2014

Invitation to attend a book launch in London on Thursday 19 June 2014 - 6.30 - 8.30pm at The London Film School

Educating Filmmakers Book Launch

Intellect Books and The London Film School invite you to a panel discussion and book launch for Educating Film-makers: Past, Present and Future by Duncan Petrie and Rod Stoneman. The book is a critical investigation of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film training.

Educating Film-makers is the first book to examine the history, impact, and significance of film education in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Film schools, the authors show, have historically focused on the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. The authors argue for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, suggesting that critical analysis and production should be connected. Examining current concerns facing practice-based film education in the digital era, this book is indispensable for both film teachers and students alike.


Alan Bernstein is Deputy Director and Head of Studies at the London Film School.

Larry Sider is a film editor and sound designer who has worked extensively in animation and documentary. He was Head of Post-Production at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield from 2002-2006 and co-directs the School of Sound, held in London every two years.

Duncan Petrie is professor of film and television at the University of York.

Rod Stoneman is Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, at National University of Ireland, Galway. He was Chief Executive of the Irish Film Board until 2003 and has previously worked at Channel 4 Television.

Following this panel discussion the book will be available to purchase from the foyer for the special launch price of £21.

ISBN 978-1-78320-185-3 £42 - 170 x 230mm, 380pp eBook available.  To order this book online visit our website:


The London Film School, 24, Shelton Street, London WC2H 9UB.  The event is free but seating is limited.  Please RSVP to