LSFM Attends the Royal Television Awards

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On Thursday night (30th November) we have staff and students from the Lincoln School of Film and Media travelling to Birmingham, to attend the 2017 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards –  a Gala RTS Ceremony with broadcasters, Universities and programme makers from across the region, with special guest Jed Mercurio (British television writer, producer, director and novelist).

You can watch the whole event as it will be live-streamed tomorrow night – here’s the link:
livestream.com/BIFTV/RTS2017 

This year LSFM have secured three nominations plus an Editing Craft nomination.

They are films from 2017 graduating students in BA Media Production and BA Animation:-

 

Jessica (Film) : nominated for Best Drama and Best Editing craft nomination

Patrycja Reimus, Saul Tyler Isaac Tingey Matt Captieux Laura O’Brien with Audio help from Ethan Adamson Joseph.

The Lesson : nominated for Best Animation

by Charlotte Giles

(with audio by Callum Norfolk and Ben Hollick).

Mortem Magus : nominated for Best Animation

by Jarvis Feather, Chris Basso and Ami Dunn.

Congratulations to the students and the teaching and support staff who helped these students including tutors Philip Stevens, Lee Gretton, Paul Franklin, Sultan Efe and Jane Batkin.

The gala awards ceremony is tonight so we will all be hoping  they will come back with a trophy or two!

More info here:http://lismalumni.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/archives/20659

RTS Website:https://rts.org.uk/award/rts-midlands-awards-2017

Mardi Gras Requiem

An online auction of artworks to raise money for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

Exhibition of artworks at Project Space Plus, Lincoln 19-28th July 2017, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm.

Lincolnshire based artist and University of Lincoln lecturer, Andrew Bracey has organised an online auction of over 70 artworks to raise money for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. The auction has been organised by Andrew in memory of his father, John Bracey who died of a heart and lung related illness last year. The artists involved have all generously donated their work for free and all money raised will go to the charity. An exhibition at Project Space Plus Gallery, at the University of Lincoln will be on from 19-28th July, 10-4pm on weekdays, so people can view the works in person, with the final day of bidding of the online auction on 28th July.

A number of Lincolnshire-based artists are in the auction, including Phil Cosker, Danica Maier, Ashley Gallant and Nick Simpson. Other artists include Turner Prize nominee Fiona Banner, Northern Art Prize winners Pavel Büchler and Leo Fitzmaurice, Marmite Painting Prize winner Iain Andrews and Contemporary British Painting Prize winner Cathy Lomax, as well as the man who inspired the auction, John Bracey.

The unusual title for the auction, Mardi Gras Requiem, recalls John’s love of trad Jazz and his favourite piece of music, Verdi’s Requiem. The mixture of the celebration of Mardi Gras and the act of remembrance in the requiem seemed fitting.

Andrew said “ my aim for the auction is to raise a lot of money for Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, who are one of the foremost UK hospitals delivering heart and chest care and research. The added bonus is that by donating to this worthy cause everyone who makes the highest bid will get to have a new and fantastic artwork on their wall.”

He talks of how, “my dad always liked to be a bit different and is remembered fondly as a creative gardener and designer, maker of a 15 ft bottle house, real ale enthusiast, architect, thinking po (positively), woodworker and for having a unique sense of humour.”

To make a bid people should visit the website www.mardigrasrequiem.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk to view the artworks.

Exhibition of artworks at Project Space Plus, Architecture & Design Building – East Wing, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

19-28th July 2017, Monday to Friday 10am-4pm.

For more details about Project Space Plus please visit: https://projectspacelsad.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

 

Lincoln film to feature at the EIFF

 

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has revealed a host of movies with Scottish connections set to play at its 70th anniversary edition, with one coming all the way from Lincoln!

The festival will see the world premiere of ‘Natalie’, a short film directed by Dr Mikey Murray, from the Lincoln School of Film and Media, and exec produced by his partner Angela Waddell who also works at the University.

The film, which stars renowned actress Kate Dickie, well-known for her portrayal of Lysa Arryn in Game of Thrones, is in competition at the festival in the Best Short Film category.

In the film, Natalie, a determined woman in her forties returns to the village of her troubled childhood for her father’s funeral. Compelled by the prejudice her family has shown towards her and painful memories of her upbringing, she confronts her past in order to be at peace with her future.

The pair were inspired to create the film to expose some of the casual prejudices they witnessed growing up in ‘small-town’ Scotland, and returned to Dr Murray’s hometown of Carnoustie in North East Scotland to shoot the film. They were joined by LSFM graduate, Tara Clements, who took on the role of Production Assistant.

The Lincoln connection continued when the group returned to the University, drawing on the expertise of several members of academic staff to complete the film. Chris Hainstock took care of post-production sound on the film, while Jon Holmes graded the film and Jack Shelbourn shot additional pick-up cinematography. The original music to the film was written and performed by David McSherry.

Dr Murray has previously won four awards for his films, including the New Talent Scottish BAFTA Award for Best First Time Writer in 2008.  He has also been selected for this year’s ‘Talent Lab’ at the EIFF, a coveted four-day industry networking event for ‘up-and-coming’ filmmakers.

For more information visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6596938/

 

Success for SFPA Senior Lecturer in British Council Showcase 2017

An academic at the University of Lincoln is celebrating after his company is selected for the British Council Showcase 2017.

Dr Andrew Westerside, from the School of Fine and Performing Arts, is the Co-Artistic Director of Proto-type Theater, a company of multi-disciplinary artists based in the UK who make and produce original work that is diverse in scale, subject and medium.

The company has been selected for the 20th anniversary Edinburgh Showcase, the British Council’s biennial platform of contemporary UK performance alongside the Edinburgh Festivals in August.

As one of the most prestigious platforms for touring theatre and performance in the UK, it is one of the biggest opportunities for theatre and dance companies to introduce their work to international promoters.

Speaking after the announcement, Dr Westerside said: “Being in the Showcase feels like a really big stamp of approval for your work. There’s only 30 pieces of work selected, and to be part of that, out of a whole industry’s worth of work, is fantastic.

“Being selected means that programmers and presenters from all over the world get to see your work, and that can mean making new international partnerships and touring opportunities.

“In 2011, when we were last selected, we were lucky enough to travel to Armenia and Zimbabwe as a result of the showcase. It’s an incredible way to bring your work to wider audiences, because being part of the showcase is a recognition that your work is of an international standard.”

The play that will be performed at the showcase, ‘A Machine They’re Secretly Building’ has now been published by Oberon Modern Plays. To find out more, visit: www.oberonbooks.com/a-machine-they-re-secretly-building.html

Gain Experience creating a perfect Promo Vid with New Media Lincs

In partnership with LSFM, New Media Lincs are offering a five-day short course to take you through the process of creating the perfect 30 sec promotional video.

This opportunity is free and open to all students in the College of Arts to improve their employability skills.The course will be informal, collaborative and interactive. Teaching will be given on the first two days which will include meeting and working with a real client. Tailor-made technical workshops will also be included to meet your requirements. Learn everything you need to know about working with clients from start to finish, including the pitfalls!

On day 3 and 4 you will be out and about filming and then editing.

On day 5 you will present, review and critique the film with the client and others from the media industry.

A small award ceremony will take place at the end for the best short film.

The course runs from Monday 5th June – Friday 9th June 2017.

To sign-up, please email Hazel Donnelly: hdonnelly@lincoln.ac.uk