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Filmmaking BA(Hons): Student achievements

Recent Film Festival successes

Aesthetica Film Festival, 2017

BA Filmmaking alumni Chiemi Shimada's graduation film ‘Fragments' is screening at the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival in York 2017.


BA Filmmaking alumni Naomi Wong's graduation film ‘Naturally Lazy' is screening at the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival 2018.

Photo: Naturally Lazy

Kingston BA Filmmaking students have an excellent history of screening their work at external festivals and events. These include London Short Film Festival, Aesthetica Film Festival, Birds Eye Film Festival, the South London Gallery, Chicago Art House Film Festival, Lisbon Film Festival and the British Student Film Festival.

In 2014, Filmmaking student Ed Chappell won the Young Greenhorn Film Award at Greenhorn Short Film Festival

In 2015, Filmmaking alumni Jacob Hesmondhalgh and Marie Hobson won Best Documentary Short at Weyauwega International Film Festival

In 2016, Filmmaking alumni Will Hooperʼs graduation film won Best Underground Film at Lisbon International Film Festival
In 2017, BA Filmmaking alumni Zhao Siyu won Best Film at the London Independent Film Festival.

Student work experience placement

BA Filmmaking has strong links with a range of professional organisations that Filmmaking students can benefit from. We also encourage students to seek out their own opportunities. Since 2015, students have undertaken work placement opportunities at:

  • British Film Institute (BFI) including BFI Future Film Festival
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
  • Film London
  • London Film & Video Umbrella (LFVU)
  • Fly Film
  • Suite TV
  • Various short-term ‘freelance' opportunities organised by Filmmaking staff

Filmmaking student Matt Boardman at Film London

Recent examples

In 2017, second year students Lina Rimkeviciute and Matthew Boardman completed work placements at Film London. Students Kadar Kahie and Charlotte Davies completed work experience at Suite TV, a central London post-production facilities house. Third year student Laura Flack recently completed work experience as a camera intern on feature ‘Hurricane'. The placement was organised by Filmmaking alumni Ada Wesolowska who was 2nd Assistant Director on the film.

In 2016, student Dina Amin completed a work placement at London-based production company Fly Film and student Alice Denny, six-month paid work placement via Erasmus, at Apple Films in Wrocaw, Poland.

Annual Kingston Filmmaking screening at BFI

Since 2015, Kingston Filmmaking students have been invited to submit their films for the annual curated Kingston screening at the British Film Institute. In 2017, students from all three undergraduate years saw their films screened in NFT3 at the BFI. The event included a drinks reception in the Blue Room, attended by tutors, students and film industry professionals.

Kingston Filmmaking students watch their films in NFT3 at the BFI, 2017

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