LSFM Degree Show 2016 | Lincoln Theatre Royal on 14th & 15th May

LSFMdegreeshow2016_logo_400x400University of Lincoln School of Film and Media final year students will showcase their creative work at the Lincoln Theatre Royal THIS weekend, and YOU are invited. It is the first time the historic city venue has staged a two-day multimedia exhibition by third year undergraduates and it is the first time the annual event is off-campus. The LSFM Degree Show is an opportunity for the public to see original, experimental and creative content in the Grade II listed theatre: from pop-up spaces like the Writers’ Room and take part in script reading to dressing rooms transformed into individual cinema booths. Screenings will be in the 450-seat Victorian auditorium, also above and below the stage will be design and digital exhibitions. Even the bar will turn into a gallery and backstage a sound and radio installation space. The LSFM Degree Show is FREE and open to the public on Saturday 11am-7pm & Sunday 11am-4pm. Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor and some content may not be suitable for children. Here’s the programme and this is the LSFM Degree Show trailer.  Music by our 2012 audio production graduate Simon Ross. 

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1215.today Artistic Digital Commission | LSFM & Arts Council

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1215.today is a major LSFM/Arts Council project that commemorates 800 years of the Magna Carta with an online platform that gives young people (aged 14-24) a space to debate and create. Organisers said: We are inviting a filmmaker, animator or artist / maker / practitioner working with moving image to work with us in the development of a new artistic digital commission. Artists do not need to have previous experience in working online as they will be supported through the process by expert creative technologists. Artists will need to be open to new ways of working and welcome critical conversation and collaboration, particularly with young people. By looking, listening and talking about societal and individual rights explored across the breadth of art forms, we aim to agitate and engage young people to create work about big issues. Here are the 1215Today Film Commission application details. Deadline is 8th May 2016. Read more on the 1215.today webpage about the commissioning process, £10k fee offered to the artist and the terms. Continue reading

International Indie-Lincs Film Festival | Tickets 11 & 12 March

Indie-Lincs-Film-FestivalNews about a NEW international film festival called Indie-Lincs from the Uni’s PR Officer Rob Wildman: Indie-Lincs was established by the University of Lincoln School of Film & Media to showcase the talents of original and creative filmmakers operating on low budgets, including media students from across the UK and overseas. Screenings and awards will take place on the 11th and 12th March 2016.  Indie-Lincs Film Fest Director is LSFM Lecturer in Film Production Dr Mikey Murray:  We have been delighted by the response to our new festival and we are screening over 30 films from all over the world. We genuinely hope that the local community will get behind us and come down to join in. 

Tickets from Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) Box Office on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus: £10 for a weekend pass (£6 concession) or £6 (£4 concession) per day.  Age restrictions will apply. Tel: 01522 837 600. See the Indie-Lincs trailer by  Continue reading

LUMAS 2016 Awards | University of Lincoln Media Arts Showcase

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Here’s a round up about the School’s annual showcase and awards ceremony, held on 23rd February, LUMAS 2016.  It was organised by the committee at Lincoln School of Film & Media, led and hosted by our 2015 Graduate events assistant Richard Rumble. See extracts of LSFM students’ work on the LUMAS Submission Showreeel edited by final year student Lyon Owen (on LSFM Industry Mentoring). Slideshow photos are courtesy of the University’s Social Media Officer Georgia-Sian Thompson and the story by PR Officer Cerri Evans:

The glittering black tie evening included screenings of short films, photography, audio work, and animations by students and graduates. Sarah Barrow, Head of the School of Film and Media, said: “As seen through the submissions, showreels and displays at the event, the LUMAS is a fantastic celebration of student creativity, teamwork and achievement, as well as the way staff and students worked together to make the showcase happen.

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‘Our Lincolnshire’ Survey | College of Arts, Uni of Lincoln

Our-Lincolnshire-UoL-projectOur Lincolnshire is a new county-wide public consultation on attitudes about Lincolnshire’s heritage.  The research team at the College of Arts – Professor Matthew Cragoe, Professor Carenza Lewis, Dr Rafaelle Nicholson, Anna Scott and Anna Cruse – would like your opinions on Our Lincolnshire. Here’s the link https://www.research.net/r/ourlincolnshireProfessor Carenza Lewis explains more in this video (do you recognise her from the TV?)

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Magna Carta 800th Anniversary | Original document in Lincoln (UK)

magna-carta-web-215 June 2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  There are four original documents of Magna Carta, which were sealed by King John in 1215, and one is in LINCOLN.  ‘The Great Charter’ agreed the rule of law applied to all and recognised civil liberties. Visit Lincoln said the city is ‘the only place in the world where you can find an original copy of Magna Carta together with the Charter of the Forest … The two charters belong to Lincoln Cathedral and are housed in Lincoln Castle.’  A new visitor centre at the castle, events and public lectures will celebrate Lincoln Cathedral’s Magna Carta. More on the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary website.

magna-carta-vault-LincolnCastleAs part of the Great Magna Carta Weekend, on 13 June the University of Lincoln and Lincoln BIG hosted the Freedom Festival.  Then on Sunday (14 June) at Lincoln Castle was the launch of a digital platform 1215.Today exploring the global significance of the Magna Carta through Art.  It is a 2-year collaborative initiative led by the University of Lincoln with regional art organisations, schools, businesses, City and County councils. Continue reading

Christian Moles, Class of 2010 | Invicta (2015) Online Release

Christian-Moles_2010GradChristian Moles is our 2010 animation graduate and runs his own company called The Inside Mole. It has been working on a new film and Christian is the director of the Invicta movie. The war drama was inspired by Christian’s grandfather who served in the British Expeditionary Force. The feature, which started over three years’ ago with historical research, was made with a team of undergraduates from the University of Lincoln.  You can read Christian’s making of this film at the LincolniteThe online release date will be the 29th May 2015 – timely for the 75th anniversary of Dunkirk.  For now you can see the trailer for Invicta (2015).

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co_LAB @ Web We Want Festival | Southbank Centre 29–31 May

web-we-want_logoFrom Deputy Head of LSFM Richard Vickers: Students and academics from the University of Lincoln will be taking part in the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre, 29–31 May, as part of the School of Film & Media co_LAB research group. The Web We Want festival is investigating the past 25 years of the Web and its possible future. The festival is inspired by the work of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and produced in partnership with Sir Tim’s World Wide Web Foundation.

co_LAB_brain-dump_May2015The co_LAB team is running an intensive interdisciplinary workshop (21-28 May) in Lincoln, designed to bring together students from across all the three colleges within the University. The call for participants was aimed at Level 2 students and resulted in students from the School of Film and Media (College of Arts), School of Computer Science (College of Science) and School of Psychology (College of Social Science) collaborating together on a core brief.  Continue reading

Congrats! Grads at Epix Media | Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2015

Epixmedia_LincsDigitalAwards2015Our 2007 graduates Will King and Zoe Easey run Epix Media. The creative media company won at the first Lincolnshire Digital Awards 2015 for teaming up with client Homelet. Will at last night’s award ceremony: Stunned to have won Best Use of Multimedia at Lincs Digital Awards 2015. Amazing joint effort between Homelet and our team. So proud to have been part of an “award winning” partnership.  Homelet said it was “delighted to have partnered with Epix Media on an amazing campaign recently – thrilled it’s been recognised with an award!”

JasonBradbury_LincsDigitalAwards2015Jason Bradbury, The Gadget Show presenter on Channel 5, is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lincoln and he attended the awards.  Zoe captured his entrance and shared it on Vine.

To find out about joining the award winning team at Epix Media you can visit its site here.

FREE Postgraduate Taster Day | University of Lincoln on 7 March

UoL_brayfordpoolInterested in a Postgraduate Course? Then come on-campus THIS Saturday. See our PG courses at LSFM. Details on the Taster Day are from the University of Lincoln’s PR Manager Ian Richards: People with a passion for learning can choose from more than 30 different subjects on offer at a FREE Postgraduate Taster Day on 7th March 2015, from 10am-1pm, at the University of Lincoln’s main Brayford Pool Campus.

The University’s hosting a series of masterclasses inviting members of the public to experience a Master’s level study for a day. Activities cover a rich array of academic disciplines, across the arts, sciences and social sciences – from exploring historic archives to considering major scientific challenges. Book now! Continue reading