Encounters Film Festival 2014 - Bristol Sept 16-21st

We will be attending the excellent Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival again this year, in Bristol, 16-21st September 2014.

FdA Film & Media Arts Production students will be there Weds - Fri as part of the Industry Forum attending a range of industry focussed workshops, presentations, debates and screenings. We Encourage you to also look at the excellent events/ screenings taking part over the weekend too. Take a look at the programme and decide what events you would like to attend at:

We have booked Industry Forum passes for all FdA Film & Media Arts Production students (£45), please let us know ASAP if you are unable to attend. (Payment can be done instalments if needed). We have reserved seats at the following events (click for full details):

Wed 17 September

10:30- 12:00 SHORT FILM 1: THICKER THAN WATER (15)

12:00 – 13:00 - Forum: Nexus: From Idea To Execution Masterclasses 

14.30 - 16.00 SHORT FILM 3: MEMORY LANE

16.30 Forum: SHORTS 2 FEATURES 1: Hyena (UK)

 Thursday 18th September

 10.30 - 12.00  SHORT FILM 4: FORCE OF NATURE (15)

 13:00- Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014. Arnolfini


16.30 Forum: SHORTS 2 FEATURES : A WOLF AT THE DOOR (Brazil) (18) 

Or you may wish to attend this:
16.30 - 18.30 Forum: Meet the Filmmakers with Q&A

Friday 19th September

10.30 - 11.30 Forum: Fernando Coimbra masterclass. Watershed 

12.30-13.30 FORUM: NFTS Masterclass with Dean Humphreys: Sound Masterclass



16.30 - 18.30 Forum: ISHORTS SHOWCASE

Alternatively you might be interested in:

10.00 - 16:00  Aesthetics/Politics/Activism/Art: What is Radical Now? (£4.50c)

10.30 - 12: 00 SHORT FILM 7: DREAMLIKE STATES (15) (£4.50 c)

There's loads more happening! Take a good look at the Programme here. Night time/ Weekend events that could be worth checking out (although most extra cost) inc.

Friday 20.00 - 1.00 Cinema LIVE! – Cine-Seizure £10/ 9

11:00 Sat 20th Arnolfini. HDR Laboratory & Workshop – New Horizon(FREE)

12:00, Sat 20 September. Cube Microplex. Know Your Enemy – A Journey into Radical Filmmaking + Q&A (15)

20:30 - Sun 21 September. CUBE.  Super 8 celebration: Reels From Life 2 (£8/ £7)

Also on:

Perpetual Cinema (Free) showing 20 outstanding short films specially selected from 20 years of Encounters Festival is running: WED 17      17:00 – 20:00, THUR 18    17:00 – 20:00, FRI 19       10:00 – 20:00, SUN 21       10:00 – 20:00

 Jeremy Deller: English Magic. 12 April—21 September 2014. Exhibition at Bristol City Museum.


Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media in Wales 2014 Vacancies

Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media in Wales 2014

Vacancies by Department

The DEADLINE for applications to all posts is 12 Midday, Friday 16th of May 2014

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Creative Skillset, Creative & Digital Media, talk at UC Tuesday 1st April, 2pm

Carole Sartain, Training Network Manager for Creative & Digital Media, Creative Skillset , is giving a talk tomorrow Tuesday 1st, 2pm in A104 (Photomedia room). The talk will be interesting for any student and staff curious on the apprenticeship, internship or traineeship routes fronted by Creative Skillset. It is also an opportunity for HE students to gather more information about Skillset accredited courses, training programmes and high-quality placements.

iDocs 2014 - Bristol - 20/ 21st March, 2014

'i-Docs 2014: a two-day event, at The Watershed - Bristol,  dedicated to the fast-developing world of interactive documentary – exploring the new forms and storytelling practices that are emerging where the internet and mobile technologies meet changing audience behaviours.

i-Docs brings together leading practitioners, producers and scholars to present, debate and reflect on cutting edge and award-winning work. Two full days of focussed and challenging conversations – interrogating new production models, considering methods of engagement and evaluation, exploring new territories for participatory and collaborative media.

Keynote speakers include new media artist Hank Willis Thomas (Question Bridge), documentary storyteller Elaine McMillion (Hollow) and media historian Professor William Uricchio (MIT Open Documentary Lab) and for Thursday evening we are delighted to confirm a special performance of the award winning interactive theatre event – Choose Your Own Documentary.'

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FdA Film & Media Arts Production students will explore interactive media in the upcoming Experimental Media module