Graduate screening hosted by Screen and Film School Brighton

24 June, 2022

Third year filmmaking students arrived on the red carpet in Brighton recently to view their final major projects as they were originally intended; on the big screen.

Over two hundred students, family members, lecturers, staff and cast members were in attendance at the prestigious Duke of York’s Picturehouse for the annual event, which provides our final year filmmakers with the opportunity to see their graduate film productions in full.

Attendees dialled up the glamour for the red carpet event, and turned out in full force for the camera with fancy gowns, sharp suits and bold fashion statements stealing the show.

College Principal, Itziar Leighton gave a speech along with Head of Third Year, Neil Williams, who both received fervent cheers from the audience before the house lights dimmed and the cinema projector flickered into life.

The enamoured audience was treated to some of the most ambitious film projects the Film School has ever produced, with an incredibly broad array of film genres being portrayed, including:

  • Narrative drama
  • Spaghetti Western
  • Period dramas
  • Art/Fashion
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Vigilante heroes
  • Love stories
  • Documentary
  • Social commentaries
  • LGBTQ+ stories

A number of the Film School’s official industry partners were in attendance on the day, keen to keep their finger on the creative pulse and taking note of which up-and-coming filmmakers to keep an eye on post-graduation.

2022 was a bumper year in terms of the number of films created, with over thirty different shorts adorning the silver screen at Duke Of York’s, which having first opened its doors in 1910 lays claim to being the longest running cinema in England.

With the launch of two new courses this year – BA (Hons) Production Design for Screen and Film and BA (Hons) Hair & Make-up for Screen and Film – Screen and Film School Brighton are confident that the production value of its student films will continue to grow and diversify. We simply cannot wait to see what lies in store for our next graduate screening.



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