Students show their fiction and documentary film making at the 2010 Rushes Soho Shorts festival.
15 Aug 2013
In 2010 students from our Falmer-based joint honours media courses were able to show their work at the prestigious Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. The films showcased at the festival demonstrated the professionalism and creativity fostered on the media courses at Brighton, qualities that have helped a number of students from these courses move on into jobs in film and television.
The Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival is an annual summer short film festival. Located across 9 venues in London, it aims to showcase the best talent from the UK and abroad in contemporary film. With categories for short (under 12 minutes) and long form (under 30 minutes) covering a range of genre, including fiction and factual film, animation, music video, and commercial work, the film festival is an opportunity for film makers to network and for the public to enjoy high quality film.
This was the first time staff and students from the media joint degrees at Falmer had presented their films. Together they curated a guest programme of the work of seven budding film makers that was shown at four venues including the Curzon Soho and BAFTA.
The degree courses in English Language and Media and Media and English Literature, whilst focussing on critical readings of media texts, also aim to develop students’ creative abilities in both documentary and fiction. On the back of such explorations in film form, our students from these courses have gone on to work for local and national television and film production companies. Opportunities to showcase work in festivals such as Soho Shorts are a valuable step towards realising creative ambition.