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Experimental Film MA: Student achievements

Recent successes

Experimental Film MA produces graduates with amazing success stories, with film festival and moving image sector successes.

Alumna Birgit Ludwig's graduation film, 'The Partition' screened at the HKW Contemporary Art Centre in Berlin, part of the Rencontres Internationale, in August 2019.  See Birgit's film >>

Chiemi Shimada, commissioned for the Stop Play Record scheme which ran from 2016-2019, recently presented her graduation film at the ICA as part of our annual showcase. As she put it:

 "Thank you so much for your support for the film and the ICA screening! It was a great experience to present the films and do Q&A there. I almost feel like I want to start over the course... I'm so glad this course exists with all these amazing people."

Chiemi's 'Entanglement of Consciousness' has been selected for European Media Art Festival Media Campus International screening in 2019. 

Graduate Graeme Arnfield has been presented worldwide, including Berlinale Forum Expanded, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Courtisane Festival, Sonic Acts Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, LUX, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and on Vdrome.  Graeme also works with Sasha Litvintseva, another graduate of the programme, who has since completed a Phd at Goldsmiths University.  Their collaboration, 'Asbestos' is described in this interview >

Graduate Deborah Findlater completed a Stop Play Record commission with Dazed and Confused, entitled 'Small Axes'.  See the film >

Mechanical birdsExperimental Film MA graduate, Florence Kennard has picked up a number of accolades for her short films which have been creating a buzz in the industry since she graduated, including:

  • her documentary – Norma's Colours – being screened at the prestigious London Short Film Festival 2016, where it was nominated for the Best Documentary award; and
  • clips from her short film, Automatic Dreams, featuring in a BBC piece about the enduring appeal of Swiss music boxes in the modern, electronic age.

Find out more.

International Documentary Film Festival 2011

A film by Experimental Film MA student Jacob Dwyer was selected to be screened as part of the main programme at the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Jacob's film was one of only 10 chosen from the DNN collection, which currently stands at 258 films.

Jacob made his film Wires during a mentoring programme at the BFI this summer, where he was guided by professional artist and filmmaking Phillip Warnell (who is also the course director for the course at Kingston). To view his film, please visit his website.

Keep in touch with news, events, awards and generally what's going on with the film courses at Kingston University.

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