Peter Spence’s ‘The Archive’ nominated for Best Documentary Short Film at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival

Banner - Promotional image for 'The Archive', directed by Peter Spence - with logo of Moscow Jewish Film Festival

The short film The Archive – directed by Peter Spence, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production at Sheffield Hallam University – has been selected for screening at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival where it is also in competition for Best Documentary Short Film. The Festival was founded in 2015 as the first of its kind in Russia and being held annually ever since. It […]

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SHU Space & Place Group Conference – Featuring screening of Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together’ and sessions by Becky Shaw and James Corazzo – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Still from 'Alone Together' by Professor Esther Johnson

This free day-long event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Space & Place Group at Kelham Island Industrial Museum on 10 July 2019 (as part of the University of Sheffield’s From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism programme) brings together academics from across SHU, and beyond, to explore different ways of researching spaces and places, specifically from the perspective of comfort and discomfort. This event […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘Lift Share’ selected for special ‘Made in Scotland’ Showcase in Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019

Image of Videotheque at EIFF featuring still from Lift Share by Virginia Heath

Professor Virginia Heath‘s Lift Share has been selected for a special showcase at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Festival, where Lift Share had its premiere in June last year, has included the film in its Videotheque Made in Scotland Showcase, available in the Videotheque and online for festival delegates. See the full list here. The festival is on now, starting on Wednesday 19 June and […]

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Anandi Ramamurthy Researcher blog on building audiences for Palestinian Films: The Love and Desire in Palestine programme

About the author Dr Anandi Ramamurthy is a Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures and Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University. Her primary research interests are focused on critically analysing ‘race’ and postcoloniality in media and culture to challenge hegemonies and give voice to the voiceless. Dr Anandi Ramamurthy is currently conducting research on representations of Palestine. In this blog post, Dr Ramamurthy discusses […]

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‘SHIPS in the SKY’ – Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project launches at Hull Central Library on Wednesday 27 February

Three Ships Mural (Hull) - Image for Esther Johnson's SHIPS in the SKY launch

A launch for Professor Esther Johnson’s arts project SHIPS in the SKY will take place on Wednesday 27 February at Hull Central Library. Led by artist and filmmaker Esther Johnson in partnership with Hull Libraries’ oral history project Untold Hull, SHIPS in the SKY is a film, oral history and exhibition project that will uncover peoples’ memories of a treasured Kingston-Upon-Hull […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ airing on the BBC to celebrate Burns Night – Friday 25 January 2019

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath

From Scotland With Love, Professor Virginia Heath‘s acclaimed feature documentary film will be broadcast this Burns Night (Friday 25 January) on BBC4, the seventh BBC broadcast since its premiere in 2014. Information about the screening, airing at 00:30 on Friday, can be found here – the film will also be available on iPlayer shortly afterwards. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland […]

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Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film ‘Point and Shoot’ featuring in exhibition at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels

Stills from Esther Johnson's 'Point and Shoot' with ARGOS Brussels logo

Professor Esther Johnson’s artist film Point and Shoot will feature in the exhibition Look at Me held at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media in Brussels, opening on Saturday 26 January and running until Sunday 28 April 2019. The relation between photographic and moving images is the central point in Look at Me an exhibition that is the second of a […]

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‘Film as Cultural Heritage’: Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ screening as part of British Council symposium in Vietnam

Promo image for British Council's Film as Cultural Heritage symposium feat. Virginia Heath's FSWL

Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screening in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday 16 January 2019 as part of the British Council’s Film As Cultural Heritage symposium. This is part of the wider British Council’s Heritage of Future Past – A Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Project, a two-year pilot initiative exploring the use of cultural heritage for growth […]

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‘Walk Out’ – Exhibition of the Walking Arts Research Group opens in Sheffield with private view on Thursday 29 November

Walk Out exhibition banner

WALK OUT is an exhibition of the work made through engagement with the Walking Arts Research Group (WARG). Much of the work is a free-form response to the rural and urban environment. WARG at Sheffield Hallam University provides a collaborative space for the investigation of cross-practice creative production linked to a range of walking practices. It has become a forum […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s short film ‘Lift Share’ screening at Underwire Festival – the UK’s largest film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent

Banner image for Virginia Heath's 'Lift Share' at UnderWire Festival

Professor Virginia Heath’s new film Lift Share will screen in Official Competition at the Underwire Festival on Saturday 24 November at the Barbican Cinema in London. Co-written by Berlinale award-winning, and BAFTA nominated, Director Virginia Heath, the film (22 minutes) is part of a diverse and challenging shorts programme called Family Matters. Family Matters promises to explore familiar relationships from many angles: “Extraordinary situations merge with the everyday to […]

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