UCL News


Filmmaking opportunities for academics and staff

14 July 2008


Quad london-in-motion.ucl.ac.uk/" target="_self">London in Motion
  • UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies
  • UCL Bartlett School of Planning
  • PocketVisions
  • UCL Futures
  • Applications are open for the London in Motion project, a series of workshops teaching the basic principles of documentary filmmaking and exploring the rich research possibilities that film provides.

    The theme of this year's programme is East Europeans in London. Films made during the project will look at the impact that waves of immigration from Russia, the former Yugoslavia and EU accession states have had on London, and on the experiences of immigrants living and working in the capital. Films completed during the course will be screened at the London International Documentary Festival and the Canary Wharf Film festival in 2009.

    The core objective of the project is to explore new, cheap and easily accessible visual technologies (including mobile phones and mini-DV cameras) as tools for urban research and teaching in urban studies. The course will provide access to the core concepts of documentary filmmaking, as well as offering insights into films made at the UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (UCL SSEES), and by professional filmmakers.

    Applications are welcomed from postgraduate students and staff from UCL, as well as non-academics in the wider London Community, who can demonstrate an interest in the theme of Eastern Europeans in London. The deadline is 1 September 2008.

    London in Motion is a joint initiative between UCL SSEES, the UCL Bartlett School of Planning (Urban Film Society) and PocketVisions, an independent exhibitor of documentary film. It is funded by UCL Futures, the annual giving programme at UCL. The project will run alongside another joint SSEES-Bartlett initiative to hold joint screening events on Eastern European cities in 2008-2009.

    To find out more, follow the links at the top of this item.