This week we held our fifth annual showcase as part of the University’s Arts & Science Festival. For a third year running, the Department of Film & Creative Writing invited students across the University to enter our One Minute Movie competition on the festival theme of ‘Land and Water’, the results of which were announced at the end of the event.
We had a great turnout on what was a beautiful spring evening. As always, we screened a range of work produced by the most recent cohort of MA Film and Television students and it was lovely to have three of the filmmakers with us in the audience.
After enjoying films that included a documentary about fashion blogging, a drama inspired by the art of M.C. Escher and a cinematic travelogue, the audience were treated to the One Minute Movie entries in the second half of the evening. These had been independently judged by a panel of five academics and industry professionals, and with 11 submissions it was again a close-run competition for first place.
Congratulations to overall winner Robert Rushton-Taylor (MA Film and Television), who was placed first by the judging panel for ‘What Does Water Mean To You?’
The runners up were:
- Anna Lisa Somma (PhD Italian Studies) An Earthly Life
- Cillian Breathnach (English & Creative Writing) Beach
- Leonidas Papoutsis (LLB Law) Land and Water
Thank you to all who attended the event and submitted a One Minute Movie!