Screen and Film School Brighton sponsors CINECITY film festival award for up-and-coming filmmakers

28 October, 2021

Screen and Film School Brighton are pleased to announce their sponsorship of CINECITY film festival’s upcoming New Voices showcase, which champions young filmmakers aged 16-25.

This November, Brighton’s CINECITY celebrates its 19th anniversary by making a very welcome return to cinemas and screening venues across Brighton.

Tim Brown, one of the festival’s Co-Directors, is understandably pleased about the festival’s return to in-person events, after the nationwide lockdown of 2020.

“We’re delighted to be able to welcome audiences back to cinemas for more Adventures in World Cinema. We’ve all missed the collective experience of watching a film together on the big screen.”

Screen and Film School Brighton is incredibly proud to continue its relationship with the festival, which has supported vibrant independent cinema from across the globe and closer to home for nearly two decades.

With a diverse programme of premieres and previews, the festival hosts a dynamic mix of arthouse cinema, archive treasures, one-off screenings, talks, Q&As and special events as well as providing audiences with exclusive first viewings of highly anticipated titles ahead of wider release.

As an education provider specialising in turning passionate filmmakers into industry professionals, Screen and Film School Brighton is pleased to align itself as the sponsor of CINECITY’s New Voices category, which showcases short films from young, up-and-coming local filmmakers.

This November, The Film School is even more pleased to see films from both current students and recent graduates being featured within the showcase, including:


Directed by recent Filmmaking Degree graduate Crystal Leaity. 

Exposing an ongoing social issue faced by parents of disabled children around the world, we follow a single mother and the challenges and sacrifices faced while trying to secure a happy and stable future as an independent adult for her disabled son.

Jame Wilkinson and Tom Prevett in "Motherhood"


Directed by Professional Diploma graduate Jacob Sweep. 

What happened to Arthur Peake and Arthur Noyce one October night in 1936? A man awakens in his flat in Hove to find a loved one dead at the table. Based on a true story that would later become the basis of a local ghost story.


Directed by current student Lauren Louise Cisse. 

As Allie’s mental health begins to decline, her insomnia starts to rise. Suddenly the line between dreams and reality begins to fade.

LOSING TEETH directed by Lauren Louise Cisse


Directed by current Filmmaking Degree students Christian William Garnes and James Young. 

A young boxer battles the mental stress of his past as he takes part in a gruelling fight. He must use his fear of returning to his previous life as a source of motivation to get through the toughest encounter of his career.

Now more than ever, cinema lovers understand the importance of independent filmmakers, as well as festivals such as CINECITY, as Tim Brown explained.  

“CINECITY gives audiences first sight of a host of award-laden international films all screening in the region for the first time, and ahead of UK release. Crucially, and this is one reason why film festivals increasingly matter, there is also the chance to discover other titles brought to Brighton from around the world for one-off screenings and to re-discover classics and rarely-seen gems on the big screen.”

“We would like to say a big thank you to Screen and Film School Brighton for their continued support of the New Voices strand of CINECITY. This gives new, emerging talent aged 25 and under the chance to get their first experience of film festivals, to see their films with an audience and to meet and talk with fellow young directors.”

New Voices showcase screening takes place at 6-7pm and 8.30-9.30pm on November 9 at Fabrica, Brighton’s contemporary art gallery.

Tickets for this and other CINECITY 2021 events are on sale now via the festival’s official website 


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