Prof Virginia Heath’s ‘We Are All Migrants’ selected for The Edinburgh Pitch

Still from 'We are all Migrants' by Virginia Heath (Professor of Film, SHU) - courtesy of Virginia Heath - coal miners

SHU’s Professor of Film Professor Virginia Heath has been selected for pitching at The Edinbugh Pitch for her short film We Are All Migrants.

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We Are All Migrants is a 20-minute experimental archive and music documentary film exploring the theme of European Migration building on the research approach of using ‘cinema as research tool’ to explore and reflect on 20th century history, culture and questions of identity originating from Virginia’s BAFTA nominated feature documentary From Scotland With Love.

The Edinburgh Pitch is an international documentary pitching forum running alongside the Edinburgh International Film Festival, offering a lab-like environment in which selected participants formally pitch in front of an industry panel consisting of commissioning editors, funding bodies, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers and producers.

The Pitch will take place on Tuesday 20 June 2017, following a one-day prepatory workshop.

For further details and for information about purchasing an observer pass, see here.

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Professor Virginia Heath is a Professor of Film in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.