Graduation Ceremony, LSFM | 12th September 2019 @10.30am

The University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s Graduation ceremony will be at 10.30am on Thursday 12th September 2019 at the lovely Lincoln Cathedral.

The University will be in contact with *eligible students, usually by email, this month (April 2019) with further details about registration dates and times. The registration process will need to be completed online. Please ensure your personal contact details are up-to-date, including your personal email account and permanent address.

See more details about September 2019 Graduation on the University’s webpage https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/graduation Continue reading

Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibition | SLB, 4-11 April 2019

Your invitation to view LSFM’s 2D Drawing and Design Animation Exhibition. It’s on in the Stephen Langton Building foyer, Brayford Pool until Thursday 11th April. Drawing & Design for Animation Exhibit

Programme Leader in Animation, Jane Batkin said: Please share with students and staff and come along to see the selection of work from our BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects 1st and 2nd years.  Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Alumni on their Uni experience

Meet the Graduates!  See alumni advice captured at the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. From the Graduate Question Time panel hear them reflect on what part of their Uni experience helped them in pursuing their passions. Designer Ian begins by confessing what job he thought he’d like to do …

On the panel: Class of 2007, Graphic Designer Ian Pook; Class of 2012, Photographer Steve Smailes; Class of 2017, Illustrator & Book Designer Jamie Hammond; Class of 2007 Scriptwriter and Actor Dani Moseley; and Class of 2016, TV Researcher Emma Bridgewood. Continue reading

Industry Mentoring 2019-20 | OPEN to LSFM Undergraduates

Call-out is OPEN for University of Lincoln School of Film & Media undergraduates to register their interest for a mentor from the media industry.  This superb student opportunity is due to start in the next academic year (2019-20), subject to the School’s schedule. LSFM Industry Mentoring is designed for TWENTY selected students to be mentored by a professional who volunteer their time from the working world.

Currently our media mentors are working in design, photography, animation, film, television, radio, and audio production, as well as in multimedia jobs from scriptwriting to social media. LSFM Year 2 and Year 1 undergraduates need to apply by MONDAY 29th APRIL 2019.  Simply download and complete this LSFM MENTORING 2019-20 Student Form. Return your form to Lynn Johnson via email: LJohnson@lincoln.ac.ukThank you. Continue reading

Meet the Graduates, LSFM | Video Alumni Advice: Work Experience

Meet the Graduates! Watch alumni advice  captured at Lincoln School of Film & Media’s annual networking event, for 2018-19, between former and current students. First, see a brief introduction from the Graduate Question Time panel and find out where alumni are working.

Here on the LSFM Blog we’ll be running a series of clips from the Question & Answer session covering how competitive is the media field?; job search strategies; what are employers looking for?; how best to sell yourself on social media?; and more. We’ll start with a couple of graduates, Jamie and Dani, on their tips about gaining work experience. Continue reading

Congrats LSFM Winners | RTS Midlands Student Awards 2019

Congratulations to RTS winning student teams at LSFM – scooping THREE AWARDS. University of Lincoln School of Film & Media creatives won at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019: in the Animation category LSFM had achieved all 3 film nominations with Harlem Nocturne, Uplifted and Papier and the award went to … 

… Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray and Charlie Bartlett. At tonight’s award ceremony in Birmingham was Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation and Special Effects Jane Batkin: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.”

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Hannah Smoker, Class of 2010 | Military Photographer

Hannah Smoker RAF PhotographerGraduating can seem like a joyous but also daunting process, entering the ‘real world’ of employment and fulfilling those career dreams. But the question I found was where do I start? After completing BA (Hons) Media Production at the University of Lincoln in 2010 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in photography or film, but didn’t know how to even remotely achieve it as well as be able to afford to live. There are a lot of free internships out there to gain experience but I didn’t have the savings or come from a location where I could do it living from my family home. 

So I decided to go travelling, visiting New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Upon my return still none the wiser I continued in a trade I had worked in since a teenager, catering. But knew that although it had taught me a lot and shown me that a hands-on job role is what I would like, it was not going to get me closer to the world of media. I also tried my hand at family portraits and wedding photography but realised this was not the job that I wanted to pursue long term. Living in Lincoln helped me gain knowledge and understanding of other options, the main one being that the Royal Air Force has a photographer role, after deciding to join, I completed all the tests required and was on basic training within 6 months of sending that application form off.

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I haven’t looked back, it has given me so much opportunity in photography but also in so many other aspects.  Continue reading

Indie-Lincs International Film Fest | 14-16 Feb 2019, Lincoln UK

Excited to see Indie-Lincs International Film Festival will be on in Lincoln (UK) from 14th to 16th February 2019. The fest “champions low and micro budget films and their filmmakers” and it was started 4 years’ ago by multi award-winning filmmaker and LSFM Senior Lecturer Dr Mikey Murray.

Indie-Lincs said: Tickets for Friday and Saturday are £5 concession / £10 full price for a day pass, or £8 concession / £15 full price for the weekend pass.  There is an additional 20% discount on advanced ticket sales via the Lincoln Performing Arts website, so don’t delay – that’s less than the price of a single visit to the Odeon, but in this instance you will have a choice of 7 feature films and nearly 50 shorts, with many of the filmmakers in attendance.  See the full programme here: www.indie-lincs.com.

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First Thursday Club | Social 6-7pm, Uni of Lincoln Alumni

Our graduates are invited to a social event. Hook up with your Uni of Lincoln friends to catch up and connect. The First Thursday Club is an informal business networking opportunity for alumni, academics and staff of the University of Lincoln (UK). Book here: https://bit.ly/2rprMdi

The Uni’s alumni team said: It’s a relaxed event allowing members to raise the profile of their businesses within Lincolnshire and further afield. Every event is held in the Student Union Tower Bar between 6pm and 7pm. If any graduate would like to give a 5-minute talk then please do contact via email alumni@lincoln.ac.uk or call 01522 835 858.

The next event will be on Thursday 7th February 2019. LSFM’s graduate Zoe Easey, Director at Epix, will be the guest speaker on digital marketing. The other dates are:  Continue reading

Creative Careers Festival, Uni Lincoln Students | 4 – 7 Feb 2019

CCF 2019Creative Careers Festival is a fabulous FOUR-day programme of workshops, taster sessions, and mentoring linked to the creative industries and economy from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th of February 2019. College of Arts Career Advisor Helen McCarron said: The festival includes spotlight sessions on Design,Visual Arts, Publishing, Marketing, Education, Entertainment, TV and The Cultural and Heritage Industry. 

This FREE festival is open to any University of Lincoln students interested in a creative career. Go along and join in – from the freelance drop-ins to producing your CV.  See on-campus sessions http://uolcareers.co.uk/creativecareers and register please here