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Five highlights from BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies

The glittering entrance hall of a red carpet event at the Berlin Film Festival.
The glittering entrance hall of a red carpet event at the Berlin Film Festival.
Image by Ashwani Sharma.
Written by
Chloe Murphy
Published date
10 March 2020

The first class of students on our BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies course joined LCC in September 2019.

Their first couple of terms at the College have been filled with plenty of exhibitions, film festivals and panel discussions to help them develop the key skills they’ll need as the next generation of curators, educators, archivists and programmers across the creative industries.

We chatted to the course team and asked them to share their top five highlights so far.

1. Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder

Curated by Jefferson Hack, LCC graduate and co-founder of Dazed Media, Transformer: A Rebirth of Wonder featured works from established and debut artists at 180 The Strand - an iconic Brutalist building which is gradually being transformed into a creative hub. Students were able to explore themes including identity representation and self-image, as well as ways that coming together can help to shape positive change.

The London Short Film Festival logo.
Image by London Short Film Festival.

2. London Short Film Festival (LSFF)

The London Short Film Festival screens films in some of the capital’s most historic venues including the ICA, BFI and Dalston's iconic Rio Cinema. Students were able to watch films created by both emerging and established artists from across the UK and beyond, while two students even gained valuable experience by volunteering as part of the festival team.

A photo montage of roads and bridges.
Image by Anuka Ramischwili-Schäfer.

3. (Un)mapping the City: Music Videos and Beyond

As part of the LCC Screen School’s 2020 Public Programme, Sound and Cinema: Past, Present and Future, members of the course team hosted an event which discussed the social poetics of contemporary music videos depicting urban London.  Alongside Course Leader Ashwani Sharma and Associate Lecturer Ed Webb-Ingall, audiences listened to insights from Dhanveer Singh Brar (Goldsmiths), free-yard (artist and composer Adam Farah), Anuka Ramischwili-Schäfer (filmmaker and LCC Sound Arts graduate), and current Film and Screen Studies student, Ella Williams.

4. The Future is Now

Just a short 20-minute walk away from LCC, The Future is Now at Tate Modern explored the career of visionary Korean artist, Nam June Paik. From gardens filled with television screens to a Sistine Chapel of film projections, students had the chance to observe the playfulness of emerging technologies through works created by ‘the Father of Video Art’.

The glittering entrance hall of a red carpet event at the Berlin Film Festival.
Image by Ashwani Sharma.

5. Berlin Film Festival

Five students from the course travelled to the Berlinale, one of the world’s largest public film festivals that has historically provided a platform for cinematic explorations of social issues. As well as enjoying a range of screenings, students from LCC were able to grow their networks by chatting to fellow visitors from Australia’s Swinburne University.

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