CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Funding Film, Media and Arts research’ with Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson

Banner for CCRI Seminar - Professor Virginia Heath, still from Cigar Box Blues, ADMRC logo, still from DUST & METAL, Professor Esther Johnson

Please join us on Wednesday 16 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson on their experience of funding for research projects in Film, Media and Arts. Funding Film, Media and Arts research Art, Design and Media Research Centre […]

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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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Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder available on YourScreen throughout March & April

After the 2020 plans for a national tour of Professor Esther Johnson’s feature film Asunder were put on hold due to the pandemic, the film team turned their attention to supporting online screenings of this award-winning archive documentary. Now, thanks to a new collaboration with YourScreen, the film is now set to reach a much wider audience throughout March and April 2021. Developed in response […]

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Professor of Design and Design history part of BBC 4 documentary

Paul Atkinson, professor of design and design history spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen again from 2:18] about his part in tonight’s BBC 4 documentary about a group of makers and players of cigar box guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by Paul Atkinson & Virgina Heath to screen on BBC4

On Friday 18 December, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary by two Sheffield Hallam Professors from the Art & Design Research Centre. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and players of cigar box guitars. Many […]

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Film ‘Rehearsals for Empathy’ by Dr. Kaisu Koski awarded at two festivals

Kaisu Koski Rehearsals for Empathy

Lab4Living Associate Professor Kaisu Koski has received two awards for her documentary film Rehearsals for Empathy. She was announced as winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Luleå International Film Festival, Sweden and received a Judges’ Award Special Mention at the Science on Screen Film Festival, Galway, Ireland. The film, which was premiered at the Science on Screen festival, demonstrates concepts and exercises used […]

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Hallam lecturer uncovers Kubrick plan to aquire Doctor Zhivago film rights

Senior lecturer in media, James Fenwick, has discovered that two of cinema’s most revered film-makers – Hollywood star Kirk Douglas and director Stanley Kubrick – tried in vain to acquire the movie rights to Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s classic love story set against the Russian revolution, in the 1950s. Fenwick has been taken aback to find a letter of 8 January 1959, in which […]

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Hidden Histories of Film and Media

James Fenwick discusses the concepts of unmade / unseen films and creative failure, which are central to his forthcoming book Stanley Kubrick Produces (Rutgers University Press) and his co-edited volume Shadow Cinema: Historical and Production Contexts of Unmade Films (Bloomsbury).   July 2019. I was in an overcrowded airport café in Amsterdam returning from a conference and desperately attempting to […]

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‘From Scotland With Love’ screening online with director Virginia Heath Q&A – Saturday 12 September 2020

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In a special online event this Saturday hosted by the Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling, BAFTA-nominated film From Scotland With Love will screen with a live Zoom Q&A with the film’s award-winning director Professor Virginia Heath. From Scotland With Love online screening and Q&A with Virginia Heath Saturday 12 September 2020, 7PM Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling (online […]

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