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Short Film Symposium

Monday 4th December 2006

Manchester Metropolitan University
Chatham Building Lecture Theatre 101

Organised by the INC Research Group and MIRIAD in conjunction with exposures UK Student Film Festival 2006.

Over the last ten years short film production has risen significantly, and along with it the technical, artistic and business skills of a new generation of filmmakers. Short films are becoming a respected and legitimate art form in their own right and an increasingly fascinating area for analysis and debate. This one-day symposium intends to discuss how the aesthetic nature of the form has developed through this recent growth.


10.00 – 10.45Registration, tea and coffee available
10.45 – 11.00Introduction
11.00 – 11.50Kate Taylor - Freelance lecturer, journalist and short film festival programmer
11.50 – 12.10Break
12.10 – 13.00Virginia Heath - Senior lecturer at Northern Media School and Award Winning Short Fiction Film Maker
13.00 – 14.00Lunch Provided
14.00 – 14.50Sarah Pucill - Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster and Award Winning Experimental Short Film Maker
14.50 – 15.10Break
15.10 – 16.00Eileen Elsey - Principal Lecturer at University of West England, author of In Short - A Guide to Filmmaking in the Digital Age and on the board of directors for the Brief Encounters Festival
16.00 – 16.30Closing Discussion
6pm onwardsCornerhouse Event - opening of exposures UK Student Film Festival 2006

This is a free event. Attendees are requested to register in advance using the online form below.


Due to demand this event is now fully booked. Due to the high levels of interest in this event we are now seeking a bigger space to accomodate. Please see this website for updates or add your name to the reserved list at


Further Information

Please contact Paul Booth

exposures UK Student Film Festival

4-7 Dec 2006

exposures is the UK’s leading student film festival held at Cornerhouse, Manchester. As well as selecting, showing and awarding the best new work in four main competitive categories - drama, documentary, animation and experimental - it also hosts a range of masterclasses, premieres, short film showcases, workshops and discussions - all designed to further young British talent.

Check out the full programme at

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