Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University are calling for entries for Student & Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (19 – 23 November 2013). The deadline for submitting entries is 15th September 2013, and the festival is billed as “.the only international short film festival IN THE WORLD that gathers a film lover, a filmmaker, an industry professional and a film student under the common denominator – a sleepwalker. We call a filmmaker whose short film story runs its course in a dream pace a sleepwalker. Once a year, our mission is to mark these four sleepwalkers, whose vision brings praise and glory to the short film kind. They are our ambassadors!” Continue reading

Aleysha Minns – student film producer

Being a producer for a low budget student film is extremely hard work, especially if you are part of a large group with such big aspirations for our final project at university. Continue reading

Channel 4Talent Day in Lincoln

Apply now for a place at the 4Talent Day – 3rd July at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln.

This is an event where Channel 4 spills the beans on how our industry works. You meet industry professionals who can reveal what skills, experience and attitude you need to get noticed. And we share the secrets of how you can build an incredible career in the media. Continue reading

LSM students return from Finland

LSM staff and students have returned from their pioneering  placement at Finland’s Tampere University of Applied Sciences School of Art, Music and Media. It was the first phase of the new Media Culture 2020 scheme, which brings together students and teaching staff from Higher Education institutions across Europe. Continue reading

Degree show trailer

Created by level 3 Media Production students: Tom Young, Jerome Smith, Amy Drew,  Isaac Beatson, Cameron Steele, Ross Mcgowan and Sean Strange. Degree Show details. Continue reading

13th International Student Film Festival

From Janice Kearns: The deadline for submissions to the 13th International Student Film Festival is fast approaching and getting work screened at an international festival is a really good way to showcase your talent – and you might win a prize! The festival will take place in Pizek in the Czech Republic on October.

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Finding your new job

We regularly pass on job opportunities here, and new jobs come up daily on our Twitter feed, but did you know that the University Careers and Employability Service can also help you find employment or self-employment? Adviser Helen McCarron writes:

Have you had a look at our website for information how to find jobs? We have information for each course with useful places to start your job hunt. Continue reading

Try It or Do It Awards

From Lauren Baillie:

We have made our first four ‘Try it’ awards of £500 through the Social Enterprise project and are excited to support more projects amongst our students, staff and graduates! The awards were made to these individuals for them to progress their projects by carrying out market research.  The projects will hopefully show potential and we may be able to award a further £5000 to begin making the project work longer term. If you have an idea for a project which you would like to discuss further please get in touch with me at lbaillie@lincoln.ac.uk. The project is open to staff, students and graduates (up to one year from graduation.) Download Guidance notes.Download Application Form Continue reading

Ideas Tap funding for new films

Do you have a vision for a short film you’d love to make but no dosh with which to do so?  Then this is the brief for you. We’re offering eight IdeasTap members £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas into reality. Narrative, documentary, conceptual, a music video, animation – the format is down to you – what we’re looking for are engaging and, above all, original ideas. The closing date is March 28th. Full details

Female graduates still earn less than men

According to a new study published last week, female graduates can expect to earn thousands of pounds a year less than male graduates with similar qualifications. This is not a new story – “Underlying all of the analyses… is the fact that male graduates earn more than females. We drew attention to this in our studies of the 1995 and 1999 graduating cohorts. The same results are still in evidence some 10 years later.”
What does this mean for our graduates and students? If you have personal experience of pay inequality among media graduates, or you simply want to air an opinion, please do submit a comment!

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