Thinking of studying filmmaking with Screen and Film School in Brighton?
At just a 50 minute train journey from London, and home to its own thriving creative community, you would definitely be making a wise choice!
Here are our top five reasons to join us by the sea this September…
Meet The Students
Making up more than 11% of the city’s population, Brighton is packed with students from all walks of life. With the largest student ratio of all UK student cities,the young, creative, and inclusive energy of the city will ensure you’re never lonely or far from friends, and with two partnering creative colleges- ICTheatre and BIMM– Screen and Film School have got you covered for student collaborations.
The UK’s Oldest Cinema
With its distinctive can-can dancer legs on the roof, plush red velvet seats, and extensive food & drinks menu including a range of pizzas, fine wine, and classic popcorn, is there anywhere better to get lost in film? At 110 years old, Duke of York’s Picturehouse is the UK’s longest running cinema and living proof of Brighton’s passion for the creative arts. Programming an eclectic range of releases, from cult classics, to silent films with live scores, foreign language cinema, and the latest award-winning pictures, Duke of York’s really does have something for everybody.
Ok, so we’ve all heard Brighton being referred to as London-by-the-Sea, but there’s so much more this city can offer filmmakers beyond bustling streets and urban backdrops. Easily accessible by public transport, bike, or car, the South Downs National Park boasts 1,600km2 of diverse and picturesque natural beauty- a cinematographer’s dream. From the dramatic white cliffs of Seven Sisters, to the Court Garden Vineyard, and the woodlands of Western Weald, you’re quite literally spoiled for scenic choice, and at just a stone’s throw from Brighton & Hove, the South Downs National Park is perfectly positioned for filmmaking students to make the most of all year round.
The proud home of all things weird and wonderful, you’ll never tire of scouring the city’s quirky shops for props and costumes. Head for a stroll through the iconic North Laine where you’ll find a treasure trove of curious oddities in Snoopers Paradise and Upper Gardner Street Saturday Market, all waiting to star in your next film or spark your imagination. Fancy a bit of thrifty shopping? No problem, you’d be hard pressed to find a street in the city without your choice of charity shops to go bargain hunting in.
That Festival Feeling
Brighton & Hove can’t get enough of the arts, and we’ve got the festivals to prove it! From Brighton Fringe, to The Great Escape Fesitval, Brighton Pride, and CineCity Brighton Film Festival, this cultural hub seems to be celebrating all things film, music, theatre, and art, all year round. With plenty of opportunities to get stuck in, and a busy calendar full of must-see events, you’ll certainly never be bored.
Photos: Hugo Healy