‘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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Professor Virginia Heath’s new film Lift Share screens at the Inverness Film Festival

Virginia Heath's 'Lift Share' at Inverness Film Festival

Lift Share is a short drama film directed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor of Film Virginia Heath which screened this month on Saturday 10 November at the Inverness Film Festival as part of their Short Cuts programme. Find out more details about the screening here. The film also had its premiere in summer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Lift Share – Screening at the Inverness Film […]

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Wednesday 28 November 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Colm McAuliffe (Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck)

Banner image for Colm McAuliffe's 'Radical Broadcasts' seminar and screening

Speakers: Colm McAuliffe, PhD in Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck, University of London Title: RADICAL BROADCASTS – Theory On Television Hosted by: Professor Esther Johnson Imagine the following: radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing amiably explaining his theories on schizophrenia on a daytime television chat show in 1977; cultural theorist Stuart Hall discussing why Karl Marx mattered in 1983; David Lodge grappling with post-structuralist theory […]

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‘Influence of Mars’ – Susannah Gent’s short film selected for Kasseler Dokfest

Still from Susannah Gent's 'Influence of Mars' with Kasseler Dokfest logo

Susannah Gent’s short film Influence of Mars has been selected for the Kasseler Dokfest, a festival specialising in documentary and experimental work in Kassel, Germany and taking place this November. The film was selected from over 3,000 submissions. Influence of Mars was originally produced as part of the Solar: Walking at the Speed of Light app for the Catalyst Festival of Creativity […]

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‘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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