UK’s first season of Vietnamese cinema announced including Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘DUST & METAL’ – 16-31 May 2024

The first national celebration of Vietnamese film in cinemas Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema today announces its programme, introducing Vietnamese cinema to UK audiences across the country this May. The Season is supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, British Council and Longdan Ltd. Co-curated by Esther Johnson, Cường Minh Bá Phạm, and Tuyết Vân Huỳnh, Star Nhà Ease includes five feature films, a short […]

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DUST & METAL (CÁT BỤI & KIM LOẠI) to premiere in Viet Nam as part of the British Council’s UK/Viet Nam Season 2023 in October

DUST & METAL (CÁT BỤI & KIM LOẠI), the first UK-Viet Nam cine-concert co-production, will premiere in Viet Nam as part of the British Council’s UK/Viet Nam Season 2023 in October Dust & Metal, a creative documentary feature film, will be presented with a live music score. The music will be composed by San Francisco-based Vietnamese electronic artist Xo Xinh, […]

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Updates from Professor Esther Johnson for March & April 2023

Professor Esther Johnson will screen and discuss her research ‘Dust & Metal’ during the inaugural REAL Documentary Festival, at the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Leicester, screening on 21 April at 5:30. She will also present a paper on ‘Dust & Metal’ at 11th Annual BAFTSS Conference: Sustainable Futures: Ethics, Responsibility and Care in Film, Television, Screen Studies and Practices at the University of Lincoln, 4—5 April. Esther will present […]

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Esther Johnson invited to be a panel member at London Short Film Festival and Celtic Connections Festival

Celtic Connections

Professor Esther Johnson has been invited to be a panel member for the ‘Incoporating Archive Film‘ session at the London Short Film Festival on 23rd January 2023 at Richmix, London, where she will discuss her film research and use of archive material especially in her feature films ‘Dust & Metal‘ and ‘Asunder‘.   Esther has also been invited to discuss […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s DUST & METAL to screen at Leeds International Film Festival 2022

Professor Esther Johnson‘s new poetic documentary feature film DUST & METAL which received its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest will screen on 9 November at the 36th Leeds International Film Festival. Esther has also been invited as a member of the jury for the drama feature film competition. Tickets for the film are available HERE Further information on the film can be found here and […]

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Esther Johnson’s ‘DUST & METAL’: Archive documentary call-out for audio and video footage of Motorbike culture across Vietnam

‘Dust & Metal’ (Bụi và Kim loại) is a feature-length film in production in Vietnam directed by Esther Johnson (Professor of Film and Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University and produced by Live Cinema UK, working with Hanoi-based Vietnam Film Institute and TPD: The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents. The project is funded by the British […]

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‘ASUNDER’ – Upcoming workshop with Esther Johnson and screenings of Asunder this weekend

Image with details of TPD screening of Asunder, by Esther Johnson

Professor Esther Johnson‘s feature film ASUNDER has screenings this weekend along with an upcoming workshop. Screenings of ASUNDER On Sunday 28 March ASUNDER will screen in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by a live video linkup Q&A with Esther discussing the making of ASUNDER and her new film DUST & METAL working with the Vietnam Film Institute. Find out more on Facebook. From […]

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‘Dust & Metal’ – Professor Esther Johnson awarded British Council’s Digital Collaboration Fund

Still from Dust & Metal by Esther Johnson - Banner

Update The great news that Dust & Metal has been awarded the Digital Collaboration Fund has been covered by international film industry news resource Screen Daily. Click here to find out more. The British Council have announced that DUST & METAL (Bụi và Kim loại), the second feature from director and Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson, will receive […]

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