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Student talent in the spotlight at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse

Posted: 22nd June 2017

Film Showcase 2017Students from Queen Margaret University (QMU) are preparing to put their creative talents in the spotlight as part of the University’s annual Film & Media Degree Show at Edinburgh’s Flimhouse, Lothian Road, on Monday 10th July from 8.30pm.

The showcase event will present work from QMU’s second, third and fourth year Film and Media students, including a wonderfully varied selection of short dramas, documentaries and music videos.

Nine short films made by QMU’s Film and Media students have made it through to this year’s line-up, covering a diverse range of subjects and genres, including documentaries on artists and local activists, the story of an immigrant escaping to a better life and dramas about racial tension, mother and daughter relationships and winning the lottery.

Graham Drysdale, Lecturer in Screenwriting, Digital Filmmaking and Media Production at QMU, said: “We’re really grateful to Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for providing our students with a platform to showcase their creative talents once again this year.

“Our Film and Media Degree Show is always a highlight in the QMU calendar as it provides a platform for us to celebrate creativity, as well as allowing students to unveil films they have worked on over the last year. It’s important to our students to see their work on the big screen. There’s nothing like hearing and seeing an audience respond to your film in the way you hoped when you first conceived of the idea.”

Special prizes will be awarded to the best films on the night.

Many of the films have been generously supported through QMU’s ‘Become a Producer Initiative’. Donations from the University’s friends and graduates provide much needed production expenses for QMU’s talented student filmmakers, allowing them to purchase costumes, hire equipment or travel to film on location. Supporters are credited at the end of all films.

A limited number of free tickets for the event are available for QMU students and staff online at https://mgrant18.wixsite.com/qmuscreening2017. For more information, email: mgrant1@qmu.ac.uk

Additional public tickets can be purchased from Edinburgh’s Filmhouse by calling 0131 228 2688 or online at www.filmhousecinema.com

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