BA (Hons) Film and Television student shooting documentary Lelya in Bulgaria.
With LCC’s Degree Shows 2016 season underway, a film screening, showcase and panel discussion evening took place on Thursday 9 June to showcase work by BA (Hons) Film and Television and BA (Hons) Live Events and Television students.
A panel of high-profile industry guests discussed the future for LCC’s graduating students, debating the best way to get a foothold in the industry and offering practical advice to student attendees.
Panellists were: Sucharita Ghosh Stephenson, independent filmmaker & journalist; Andy Glynne, Founding CEO, Documentary Filmmakers Group; Janet Lawrence, Founder, Tradewind Productions; Mark Linsey, Director, BBC Studios; Simon Moriarty, Creative Director, Brandfuel; and Anne Morrison, Chair, BAFTA.
There were also extensive networking opportunities, a student showcase event and screenings of student films running simultaneously in all three Lecture Theatres.
Watch the playlist of trailers and behind the scenes footage from some BA (Hons) Film and Television projects here:
Highlights from BA (Hons) Film and Television included documentary Lelya, produced by Jakub Pieta and directed by Julia Konstantinova, which portrays the life of a Bulgarian woman struggling with mental illness. The film aims to reflect her perspective on the world in which she lives, and shows that through nature, animals and the care of her father, with whom she has lived since becoming ill 25 years ago, she has found peace and happiness.
Fantasy comedy Zone Blazed was directed by Naina Mehendale, written by Samuel Hopper and produced by Fatimah Haroon. Bookshop employees Ish and Sarah enter a psychedelic fictional world after smoking some glowing purple marijuana, meeting hip hop artists inspired by Hindu mythology – including the Almighty God of Rap, Slim Shahidi. Can they find their way out when their trip turns bad and these fantastical characters threaten to attack?
BA (Hons) Live Events and Television student Tamara Kalisilira’s project Walk Along with Me is a filmed spoken word piece about the importance of taking the time to free our thoughts by going on a simple walk. The highly personal piece features Tamara’s friends revisiting sites around London that were important during their teenage years and exploring the mixed memories that they hold.
Tamara’s coursemates Tuesdy George and Hannah Lawson collaborated on It Was Acceptable in the 80s, a music video which imagines what would happen if a teenage girl growing up in the 1980s was suddenly given access to the world of online dating. This light-hearted film explores how disconnected we can become in a supposedly hyper-connected age, and celebrates the simplicity of face-to-face relationships.