Screen and Film School Brighton partners with Brighton Rocks International Film Festival

10 March, 2023

Screen and Film School Brighton and Brighton Rocks International Film Festival (BRIFF) are delighted to announce a brand-new partnership for 2023.

As a higher education provider for the film and TV industry, Screen and Film School Brighton are keen supporters of local up-and-coming creative talent, which is why we are so pleased to announce our partnership with Brighton Rocks International Film Festival. 

Home to films that align with Brighton’s out-there creative universe, BRIFF is a young festival with big ambitions: to give maximum support to emerging filmmakers and to become one of the UK’s premier forums for independent and experimental film.  

BRIFF’s ethos for championing local filmmaking talent is shared by the Film School, whose alumni have been selected by the festival in previous years – such as Professional Diploma graduate Cassie Carey whose film ‘My Life, My Voice’ was showcased in 2021.    

BRIFF’s sixth annual festival, running from 20th – 25th June, will screen hundreds of independent films at four central Brighton venues: Fabrica, Alphabet (formally Rialto), The Actors and Dukes at Komedia Picturehouse 

As part of their alignment with the festival, Screen and Film School Brighton are proud sponsors of the “Young Ace Filmmaker Award” for directors under 30 years of age making films in the Brighton area. The winning filmmaker in this category will be announced at the festival finale on Sunday 25th June. 

Speaking about the new partnership, BRIFF Director, James Rowlins, said: 

“We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Screen and Film School Brighton this year. Giving students and Brighton-based filmmakers a platform to screen their films in a local setting is a core part of our mission. We cannot wait to see what the Film School’s students have made this year, and to follow their careers far into the future.” 

College Principal Itziar Leighton was equally excited about the Film School’s latest official festival partnership, saying:  

“We are very excited to be part of this wonderful festival, and to support new and emerging filmmakers. We have been so impressed by some of the films produced, and having an opportunity to provide encouragement and support to the next generation of filmmakers is our passion and purpose. I would encourage every eligible filmmaker under 30 to consider participating, and have your voice and story heard. 

Tickets for BRIFF screenings will be available for purchase in May. Until then, you can find all the information you need, including how to submit films for consideration, via the official BRIFF Film Freeway link.   



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