‘From Scotland With Love’ – Screening with introduction by director Virginia Heath on 08 September at Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath featuring Outwith Festival logo

Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screened at the Dunfermline Filmhouse at Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries & Galleries this week as part of Outwith Festival. Virginia will introduce the multi-award winning film at a Saturday afternoon screening of the modern classic at the pop-up Dunfermline Filmhouse with an arthouse cinema vibe and four days of films and filmmakers. From Scotland […]

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175 Years of an Art School – Heritage Open Days this week features tours of the Head Post Office, an exhibition, screenings and more

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This Friday and Saturday there are many events taking place in Sheffield as part of this year’s Heritage Open Day programme, and the Sheffield Institute of Arts at the Head Post Office will be hosting several including an exhibition of work by C3RI PhD Candidate Caroline Claisse, screenings of Professor Esther Johnson‘s curated programme Without Brutality, guided walking tours showing Where Bombs Fell and behind-the-scenes […]

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‘From Scotland With Love’: Professor Virginia Heath’s film still influencing Scottish heritage and culture

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

Professor Virginia Heath’s feature documentary film From Scotland With Love will be screened at the Edinburgh Filmhouse as part of a major National Museum of Scotland exhibition entitled Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop, displaying the continuing influence of the film on Scottish heritage and culture. Rip It Up tells the story of Scottish pop music from the 1950s to the […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s new film ‘Lift Share’ premieres at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Lift Share, a short drama film directed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor of Film Virginia Heath, had great success at its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival last month on Wednesday 27 June. The film was made with support from Creative Scotland, BFI.NETWORK, Scottish Film Talent Network, An Comhairle (Western Isles Council), Faction North, Kolik Films and the Art & Design Research […]

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Journal editorial board appointment: Virginia Heath (Professor of Film) on Film Education Journal board

Front cover / logo for Film Education Journal

The Film Education Journal is the world’s only publication committed to exploring how teachers and other educators work with film, and to involving other participants – policymakers, academics, researchers, cultural agencies and film-makers themselves – in that conversation. It is a bi-annual, open-access, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the British Film Institute, the Centre for the Moving Image, Creative Scotland and Transgressive […]

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Debbie Ballin and Esther Johnson at The XX International Oral History Association Conference, Finland

IOHA XX Banner image - Photo by Aarne Pietinen, Finnish Heritage Agency

IOHA 2018 – Memory and Narration is the XX International Oral History Association Conference, being held this year at the University of Jyväskylä between Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June. Professor of Film and Media Arts Esther Johnson and Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking Debbie Ballin have been invited to present a paper on their collaborative research project A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ as […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s new film ‘Lift Share’ featured on Eye for Film in advance of world premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Promotional poster for Lift Share, by Virginia Heath

Online film review Eye for Film this week published a piece by International Federation of Film Critic Richard Mowe about Professor Virginia Heath‘s upcoming film Lift Share in advance of the world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Wednesday 27 June. See here for the review, which features an interview with Virginia. Lift Share is a short drama film, made with support from […]

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Peter Spence’s ‘The Archive’ selected for Doc/Player at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Banner - Promotional image for 'The Archive', directed by Peter Spence

Set in McCarthy-era America and compiled entirely from archive materials, The Archive tells the incredible story of lawyer David Drucker who was pursued for decades by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Always travelling with a Bolex 16mm camera, David captured stunning footage on his travels around the world. However, FBI agents were never far behind also documenting his every move. […]

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Professor Virginia Heath writes ‘Storying the past’ blog post outlining creative research process for ‘From Scotland with Love’

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

Professor Virginia Heath was this month featured on the Creative Histories Storying the Past blog. In her post, Virginia outlines the creative research process in making From Scotland With Love with links to clips from the film throughout. Read Virginia’s post here. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland With Love is a 75-minute film by award-winning Director and Sheffield […]

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Without Brutality: 25 Years of the Art and Design Research Centre – Professor Esther Johnson curates Sheffield Doc/Fest film programme

Composite image of DocFest logo and details with still from Welcome to Sheffield Polytechnic 1969, courtesy of Esther Johnson

‘Life without industry is guilt, and industry without art is brutality.’ – John Ruskin 2018 sees the 25th anniversaries of both Doc/Fest and the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. Without Brutality consists of films by students and staff of the university, from 1969 to 1993, when the art school was integrated into Sheffield Hallam University and the […]

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