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Film Studies and the Liverpool Screen School are proud to present the Top Ten films in Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films Poll 2012.

Time: 17:30 – 20:00
Venue: Redmonds Building Large Lecture Theatre 

Tuesday 25 September: 10. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963, 138 mins)

Tuesday 2 October: 9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer, 1927, 82 mins)

Tuesday 9 October: 8. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929, 67 mins)

Tuesday 16 October: 7. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956, 119 mins)

Tuesday 30 October: 6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968, 148 mins)

Tuesday 6 November: 5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (FW Murnau, 1927, 94 mins)

Tuesday 13 November: 4. La Règle de jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939, 110 mins)

Tuesday 20 November: 3. Tokyo Story (Yasujirō Ozu, 1953, 136 mins)

Tuesday 27 November: 2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941, 119 mins)

Tuesday 4 December: 1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, 128 mins)

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New award celebrates student film making

The Redmonds Building was buzzing with excitement on a wet and windy autumn evening, as the first LJMU Avid Film Awards were presented to talented students.

The awards night held in association with Liverpool Screen School and sponsored by Avid, a supplier of editing software to the television and digital media industries, celebrated the achievement of students’ films which were completed in the first year of four degrees - Media Professional Studies, Film Studies, Film Studies and Creative Writing, Liverpool Screen School and Broadcast Media Production degree from the School of Engineering.

Second year students from across the four courses attended along with this year’s freshers as invited guests to support their course mates and watch the screenings.

The awards were hosted by Dr Corin Willis, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and organiser of the event, and Paula Baines, Screen School Student Experience Officer. The awards were handed out by Rachel Daly from Avid UK.

Winners of the awards

Best People on the Move Film

Won by Broadcast Media Production students

Phillip Davies
Jamie Gibson
James Kirk
Dean Hill

Best Location Film

Won by Broadcast Media Production students
Mohammed Abubalsar
Ekuikui Van-Dunem Dasilva

Best Profile Film

Won by Film Studies students
Stephen Sammon
Peter Davies

Best Factual Film

Won by Media Professional Studies students
Becca Fadden
Cathryn Appleton
Lois Bunker

Best Story

Won by Film Studies and Creative Writing students
Joshua Pullar
Berti Jones
Ricardo Guerreiro

Most Original

Won by Film Studies Students
Joanne McMahon
Joe Costin
Jamie Morris
Chris Hughes

After the event, Rachel Daley, Sales Executive at Avid said: “It was a pleasure to attend the LJMU Avid Film Awards this week and witness so many creative and enthusiastic students embrace the opportunity to showcase some wonderful pieces of work.

“There is a clear desire at Liverpool Screen School to create an environment which is underpinned by fantastic lecturers and technology facilities.  The students that I spoke to advised there is real sense that LJMU is committed to providing an education that enables students to reach their full potential."

Dr Corin Willis, senior lecturer at Liverpool Screen School said: “My aim in organising the LJMU Avid Film Awards was to start the second year of the University's filmmaking degrees with an enjoyable student experience that offers recognition for success achieved so far and motivation for even greater success in future years.

“It was fantastic to host one of the first events using the wonderful facilities in the new Redmonds Building and also to welcome staff and students from the Broadcast Media Production degree from the School of Engineering to make the awards a genuine cross school event. &

“We are extremely grateful to Rachel Daly and AVID for their kind sponsorship of the event.  Avid really did add to the excitement of the evening for students as the awards they received came with the stamp of industry approval.”

Getting the Liverpool picture: how will local tv work for the region?

Following on from the success of ‘Getting the picture: making local tv happen’, the Liverpool Screen School’s national event focused on the issues and opportunities around the forthcoming issue of local tv licences across the country, Liverpool Screen School is pleased to be hosting a follow-up event, ‘Getting the Liverpool picture: how will local tv work for the region?’.

Local TV is soon to be a reality, with the announcement of the award for the Liverpool licence imminent, and ‘Getting the Liverpool picture: how will local tv work for the region?’ is a half-day event focusing on how local tv could benefit Liverpool, and how those bidding for the licence envisage working with stakeholders and communities across the city and the region.

The purpose of the afternoon is to allow and encourage each of the organisations who have bid for the Liverpool licence to discuss their scheduling philosophy and model, and how they envisage working with the wider community. 
This event will be of interest to a range of stakeholders from the region, including public sector, community, education and industry, and is an opportunity for all bidders to consult with the local community and relevant stakeholders, and for the Liverpool Screen School, together with the Institute of Cultural Capital, to facilitate discussion around the community and public service aspects of the licensing process for the City, focusing on the content and the potential for partnerships within the context of local tv.

Book now to confirm your place and receive email updates with speakers and schedule.

This event is supported by Liverpool Vision 

This event is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Cultural Capital      


Wednesday 3rd October

Time: 12.30 – 4.00pm

Venue: The Liverpool Screen School, The Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG

To book tickets and receive email updates about this event, please visit:

Faculty Post Graduate Conference

The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies will be holding a Post Graduate Conference on 10th October 0900am-4pm.  The Conference is free and will be held in John Foster Moot Room. There will be a key Note Speaker: Nathan Ryder, Getting the most out of Conferences, along with three other workshops:

1. Social Media for researchers (Dr Emma Gillaspy, Vitae
2. Academic writing/Getting published (Dr Jennifer Allanson, TupleSpace
3. Getting the most out of your research: generating impact (Professor Andrew Young, LJMU Director of Research)

To download a full copy of the agenda for the day - please click here

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