Students from the Media Arts degrees at St Mary’s University, Twickenham were given the chance to exhibit their digital and print based work at the annual graduate showcase at the British Film Institute (BFI) earlier this month.
The event allows third year students to show off their work in a range of creative disciplines and, alongside the formal exhibition, allows them to show the best of the year’s short films in the BFI’s state of the art screening rooms.
St Mary’s Media Arts, Film & Screen Media and Creative & Professional Writing students got the chance to show of a series of films that were created from their original scripts, and then adapted and produced during the Fiction Drama Production module in their final semester, to invited experts in the film and creative industries.
The reception, the third to be held at BFI, was well attended by staff, families and friends of the exhibiting students and, for the first time, also screened the three strongest films from second year students in both the media programmes and the Technical Theatre degree.
Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at St Mary’s Lee Brooks, said, “The showcase at the BFI is a hugely important event, both for the programmes and for the students. It’s not often filmmakers who are, in some cases, working on their very first short films, get the opportunity to screen them at the home of British cinema.”