Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History) and Professor Virginia Heath (Film)

Title: Hairy Guys in Sheds / Three Chords and the Truth (with ‘work in progress’ film screening and live performance) Speakers: Professor Paul Atkinson and Professor Virginia Heath Abstract Emerging as a side project from research into a book on the design history of electric guitars, Hairy Guys in Sheds is the title of an article written by Paul Atkinson looking at […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘Lift Share’ wins Best Drama Short Award at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Virginia Heath at award ceremony at Copenhagen Film Festival, and logo

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday 16 March, Professor Virginia Heath‘s Lift Share won the Best Drama Short Award at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival. The festival, hosted in order to promote and highlight filmmakers and individuals that have contributed to the global effort of making the world a more entertaining and competitive environment for filmmaking, screened each nominated film at Huset-Biograf in Copenhagen. You can […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s ‘Lift Share’ nominated for Best Drama Short at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival

Poster from Lift Share by Virginia Heath and Copenhagen Film Festival logo

Lift Share, directed by Professor Virginia Heath, has been nominated for Best Drama Short at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival. The festival is hosted in order to promote and highlight filmmakers and individuals that have contributed to the global effort of making the world a more entertaining and competitive environment for filmmaking. Each film will be screened on Friday 15 and Saturday […]

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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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‘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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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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‘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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‘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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