Mentoring | Industry and LSFM, Lincoln School of Film & Media

LSFM Mentoring is a unique way to link industry with selected undergraduates. Thanks very much to volunteer mentors from the world of work who make time to support our final year or level 2 students in an academic year.  Each mentor brings their experience of the job market to help our students, during their course, as they plan goals and pursue passions for a career. In the past our mentors and mentees have explored everything from work opportunities to discussing dissertations. Pairs are in contact at least 6 times across semesters, so may be around 6-12 hours during the academic year. Contact time is flexible and pairs choose how to meet: face-to-face, talking on the phone, having a web chat or using other online platforms.

Mentors are offered an induction to mentoring, written guidelines and thereafter student-mentee liaises with mentor. Interested in being a media mentor? Then read the introduction and you can download the form to register your interest anytime: LSFM Mentoring_Introduction  |  LSFM_MENTOR_Registration-Form

Our industry mentors are freelancers to company directors and work across the media sector in animation; audio; communications; design; digital marketing; filmmaking; photography; radio; social media; teaching; technology; and TV. Continue reading

Graduation, Lincoln Cathedral | LSFM Ceremony 5th Sept 2017

It’s the University of Lincoln graduation week from 4th to 8th September 2017. There are 11 graduation ceremonies to present around 3,000 students with their degree certificates at the lovely Lincoln Cathedral. Our Lincoln School of Film and Media’s graduation will be on TUESDAY 5th Sept at 7.30pm – and watch on YouTube.

We wish our LSFM graduands the very best and invite them to keep in touch with the LSFM alumni community – we’d love to hear about your experiences, work opportunities and adventures. Share your stories and pictures via our LSFM’s Alumni Network: Blog | Twitter |  Facebook | LinkedIn

Prof Steven Peacock, Head of LSFM | Welcome

Steven Peacock-1Welcome to Professor Steven Peacock who is the new Head of Lincoln School of Film & Media (LSFM) at the College of Arts, University of Lincoln. Steven saidI am delighted to join LSFM and am excited by the wide range of programmes and wealth of initiatives being implemented across the School. We are at the cutting-edge in content and delivery of our teaching and research, and I look forward to developing more collaborations, across Schools and internationally, in the future. 

The new LSFM Magazine 2017, with a foreword by Steven, is online. It features our creative courses, facilities, current & former student experiences and opportunities. Love LSFM! #WeAreLincoln Continue reading

4-week Festival of Creativity, Lincoln | 12 May – 9 June 2017

FestofCreativity-2017-LOGOLincoln is hosting its first, FREE, Festival of Creativity (FOC), organised by the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts. The four-week fest (12th May-9th June) is to showcase and celebrate the emerging creative talent in the city – bringing together a wide range of disciplines through a series of exhibitions, talks and performances for everyone to ‘engage, explore, imagine’. The festival hosts a number of signature events, with advice from leading creative industry experts exploring the wider debate about the importance of the arts in contemporary society.

Final year students from across the College of Arts will celebrate the culmination of three years of study, sharing their work in respective Degree Shows in venues across the city, from art exhibitions and fashion shows to interactive displays and theatrical performances. See the FOC Lincoln School of Film & Media site. LSFM Interim Head Richard Vickers said: We believe graduates should be skilled in communication, be instinctively collaborative, entrepreneurial and inherently interdisciplinary in their approach Our students learn through projects that have social and cultural capital, exploring creative approaches to challenges and applying design thinking as a process for developing solutions.   LSFM showcase 29th May 11am-7pm at New Theatre Royal, Lincoln LN2 1JJ | Follow @LSFMshow 

FOC Website |  FOC Twitter @FestCreativity | FOC Instagram @festivalofcreativity 

Looking China 2015 | Global filmmaking project

LookingChina2015-onlocationNews from University of Lincoln School of Film & Media: Documentaries about Chinese culture have been created by University of Lincoln filmmakers as part of a global workshop. Six students from LSFM were chosen to take part in a global workshop called Looking China 2015 – to enhance cultural communication between China and the rest of the world through the art of film.  

The LSFM students travelled to Sichuan University of Media and Communication in Chengdu this year, as fellow filmmakers from universities across king China is organised by the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture at Beijing Normal University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country, and the link was established with Lincoln as a result of Professor Brian Winston’s Visiting Fellowship there.  Students Lucy Norton, Bryony Hooper, Tara Clements, Granby Limb, Emma Bridgewood, and Anna Leask each produced a short ten minute film, all of which will now be shown across the world via the Looking China YouTube channel.

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Meet the Graduates | Wed 29 Oct

Meet_the_Graduates_150w Meet the Graduates is the School’s alumni event to bring together our graduates and students to share experiences, passions and make face-to-face contacts. It’s free, in-house on the 1st floor Minerva Building29 October 2014 from 2-5pm

MtG_POSTER_29Oct2014Between 20-30 alumni are coming along from the media and creative industries (work permitting!): acting … screenwriting … designing … music video directing … photography … TV production … local radio … presenting … promotions … working with effects … video production … indie filmmaking … managing media companies …  

2pm: Ask what you’d like to know at the Graduate Question Time, so come prepared for the Q&A. 3pm: Mingle! You can make personal contact at the informal networking with any alumni you choose. See some alumni who’re attending here!

The countdown is on! Students please let us know you’re coming to MtG, see our Facebook page for the event and share. What’s not to like?! Graduates don’t forget to email you’re attending alumni@lincoln.ac.uk & follow LSFM graduates on Twitter. For the event use #MtGLincoln.  Thanks.

Lewis Coates, Class of 2014 | Trailer for ‘Synoptica’ Short

Synoptica marks our final project completed at university and we’re very pleased with the outcome.  The final short film has been praised by many tutors and students at the degree show, put forward for an RTS award and sent to international film festivals.  We’d like to thank our LSM tutors and other lecturers at the University of Lincoln who have shared their positive views on the piece and have helped us along the way. Here is the trailer for our futuristic drama.


[Crew: Lewis Coates Director, co-writer, co-producer | Mikaela Smith camera, co-writer, co-producer | Jordan Chulk camera, editor | Matt Swinn sound, editor | Wing Hangg-Chung co-writer ]

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Crew & Cast on set

We were lucky with the casting. The script captivated the attention of Nathalie Cox  [Exam (2009), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), The Double (2013)] who auditioned for the lead role. Actors Nathalie and Chris Grierson (Alice in Wonderland (2010), Holby City ‘Everything to play for’ (2011) both worked very well together on set and developed the lead characters extremely well.

We had to overcome many location and budget problems, which put major pressures on the production’s schedule and pushed shooting back over two weeks. Continue reading