School News

From Dr Sarah Barrow, Head of School:

Congratulations to all our technical support and loans colleagues who collect their Team Achievement Award from the Vice Chancellor in EMMTEC today!

The award is being made in recognition of all their hard work to support us and our students and the many new initiatives rolled out last year.

In addition, LSM came in the top 5 (out of 85) of all UK Media-related courses for learning resources in the recent National Student Satisfaction Survey.

Lincoln Visiting Professor for Film, Neil Sinyard, will give a lecture on Woody Allen entitled ‘Music, Magic, Murder: the later films of Woody Allen’ at the Base Youth Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, on Sunday 18th November at 2.30 p.m. Continue reading


The world’s largest short film festival, Movie Extra Tropfest 2013, is calling for entries! Tropfest offers a fantastic platform for film and media students and graduates to showcase their passion and talent for filmmaking. Entries close on January 3, 2013.
From last year’s finalist films:
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LSM graduates nominated for RTS 2012 awards

The School of Media is delighted to announce that 2 films from last year’s 3rd year projects have been successful in receiving shortlist nominations from the RTS (Royal Television Society) for their Midlands Awards ceremony which will take place later this year.

We would like to congratulate Adam Clark and Dominic White and their production teams on this notable success & the inspiration that it provides for all our students. The nominations are in the Fiction and Entertainment categories and are listed below along with the RTS judging panel comments.

Fiction: “Breakpoint” – Dominic White and team. The judges thought that this was a very strong drama. Well shot, excellent locations which added to the dramatic effect. Good direction and production and believable acting.

Entertainment: “Porcelain” – Adam Clark The judges felt that this was particularly well written and was witty and engaging. It was entertaining, clever and the character of the mug was very well developed. A strong entry.

Some School News

Emily Wilczek  has announced that she and a colleague have their film Byron Ghosts showing in the current Nottingham Castle Open Exhibition, from 29 September to 28 October. The film won the Broadway Artists‘ Film & Video Award 2012, with a £1000 development commission for an artist working in film, video and moving image.

Dave McCaig has had an essay published titled: ‘Zhang Yuan’s Urban Cinema: Transitional Cityscapes and Peripheral Lives’ in World Film Locations: Beijing (Intellect) Edited by John Berra, Liu Yang

Many congratulations to both Emily and Dave.

Darren Scales in Sci-fi success

From Darren Scales:
Backyard Productions wins again!!!

“Never one to duck from the limelight Executive Bully Darren Scales received on behalf of Backyard Productions the 2012 North Kesteven Community Champion Award for Contribution to the Arts, for the Sc-Fi production The Drift!

The production was undertaken with volunteers from across the local community as well as undergraduates from the University of Lincoln. Produced and filmed over a period of 6 months, the top floor of the Airmens’ mess at RAF Waddington was transformed from a dining room into a film studio with spaceship sets , camera and wardrobe department. The production was also featured on local ITV news in February 2012.”

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition


“The BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s recognition and development of undiscovered screenwriters from around the world has paved the way for these writers to be signed by major agencies like UTA, CAA and WME to sell their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal – and most importantly to see their work produced into motion pictures.”  Click here to find out more about the competition and good luck!

Neil McKay Nominated for BAFTA awards

From Sarah Barrow:

Further to his guest lecture about writing & producing TV drama to 3rd year Project students earlier this year, we’re delighted to announce that Neil McKay‘s most recent project, ‘Appropriate Adult’ for ITV1, a drama-doc starring Emily Watson, has been nominated for several BAFTA awards. Continue reading

“Boatload” wins BUFVC Award

“A Boatload of Wild Irishmen” won a ‘Special Jury Award’ in the annual BUFVC Learning on Screen Awards 2012:

The film was written by Brian Winston and edited by Chris Hainstock. It explores the moral complexities of controversial American documentary-maker Robert Flaherty, the man credited with being the father of the modern documentary after he produced and directed Nanook of the North in 1922.

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LSM 2011 highlights

It’s been quite a year back on the Brayford:

Andrew Elliott organised a conference, Rethinking Epic, at Lincoln in July, with a line-up that included renowned international scholars in film history (Jeffrey Richards, Robert Burgoyne).

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RTS nominees on local radio

From Sarah Barrow:

Animation graduate John Bowen, together with Media graduates Paul Hope, David Robinson, Josh Pearce went to the BBC Lincolnshire studio last week to talk about their RTS nomination on Melvyn Prior’s show at 10am.

You may just be in time to catch the interview on BBC iPlayer