Professor Esther Johnson’s new feature film DUST & METAL will receive its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest (2022)

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Professor Esther Johnson‘s new feature film DUST & METAL will receive its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield DocFest with a live soundtrack performance on Monday 27 June from 8pm at the magnificent Memorial Hall in Sheffield City Hall. The film will screen in the form of a  “cine-concert” with the film’s new electronic score performed live by Vietnamese artist Xo Xinh.   Tickets and passes are available here.   DUST & METAL (CAT […]

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‘Fear and Desire’ – Archival discovery by Dr James Fenwick made about Stanley Kubrick’s first feature film

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Research on filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, conducted by Dr James Fenwick, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies and the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Media, has been reported by the Venice Biennale as part of their 90th anniversary. The Biennale has reported how James’ research uncovered that Kubrick submitted his first feature film, Fear and Desire, to the Venice Film Festival in 1953 […]

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Film Screening & Research Seminar: ‘Rock around the Clock (1956)’ with guest speaker Yanniz Tzioumakis – The Void, 2 – 5:30pm, Wednesday 8th June

This special event, presented by the Centre for Culture, Media and Society at Sheffield Hallam University, will explore and celebrate the 1956 rock ’n’ roll exploitation movie Rock around the Clock. Hosted in SHU’s purpose-built cinema, The Void (Owen Building, Room 123), the event will begin with a brief introduction before a rare screening of Rock around the Clock on […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s Masterclass on Documentary Film Making at Fastnet film Festival, 26th May 2022

Professor Virginia Heath has been invited to present a Masterclass on Documentary Film Making at the Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland on 26th May 2022.  The masterclass will focus on the making of Prof Heath’s BAFTA nominated film, From Scotland With Love. She joins key Industry Professionals invited to the film festival including, Film Producer, David Puttnam and Irish Actors Stephen […]

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World-leading impact for SHU’s art, design and media research in REF2021

REF2021 results

The recent REF2021 results confirm the benefits to society, culture and health of practice-based art, design and media research at Sheffield Hallam University. REF has rated the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADMRC) and Lab4Living as 100% World-leading or Internationally excellent for impact. The ADMRC and Lab4Living have a well-established track record for practice-based research which is reflected in […]

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Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research

REF2021 results

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living confirming world leading and internationally excellent research. Key findings highlight the strong research environment and the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy. Key findings from REF2021: […]

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society – ‘Exploiting around the Clock: Sam Katzman and the Genesis of the Rock ’n’ Roll Film’ with Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

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Contemporary Conversations in Culture, Media and Society Exploiting around the Clock: Sam Katzman and the Genesis of the Rock ’n’ Roll Film Featuring Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool). This paper revisits the production history of the film Rock around the Clock (1956), with a view to shedding light on certain aspects of that history that have received little attention, but […]

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Patti Smith and King Creosote perform ‘Pauper’s Dough’ from Professor Virginia Heath’s film ‘From Scotland With Love’ at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Pathway-to-Paris-Cop-26-Concert-Glasgow-2021 Banner Patti Smith and King Creosote perform 'Paupers Dough' from Professor Virginia Heath’s film 'From Scotland With Love' at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Patti Smith and King Creosote perform Pauper’s Dough from Professor Virginia Heath’s film From Scotland With Love at COP 26 Climate Action Concert Pathway to Paris in Glasgow 2021 On 31 October 2021, to mark the beginning of the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Patti Smith invited King Creosote to perform with her and they sang Pauper’s Dough, […]

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Peter Spence is invited speaker at The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2021) in Kyoto, Japan

MediAsia logo and details - The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication and Film - November 09-12, 2021 - Kyoto, Japan

  Peter Spence will deliver his paper ‘Re-considering History and Narrative Through the Short Factual Film The Archive (UK 2018)’ via live stream at the The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2021) in Kyoto, Japan in November. The paper reflects on tensions and dialogues between historical enquiry and narrative story-telling, using the case study of the short […]

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