University of Salford prepares for their annual Festival of Short Film with exciting line-up

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Bringing together students and industry professionals is the University of Salford’s Festival of Short Film, an annual event designed especially for Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology students and colleagues.

Taking place between Monday 24 January and Thursday 27 January at Media City, the event will be a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and panels delivered by a variety of award-winning, experienced professionals.

The festival is in its third year running and is a highly anticipated event due to its exciting and elite line-up of guest speakers and partnerships.

Laura Hilliard, the Festival Director, said: "We're delighted to welcome folks in person to Media City for the Festival of Short Film 2022. Canon, Cooke, Kodak, Digital Orchard, Film Hub North, Everyman Cinema and Gun Hill Studios are some of our many notable presenters and partners for this year's 4-day festival.

“It will be an energising, entertaining and informative week of events where we continue to build a hub for the film community in the UK at the University of Salford."

Kicking off day one is an exclusive look at Canon’s newly unveiled EOS R5 C camera, a hybrid camera designed for both photography and video production.

Nathan Dua from Canon said: “Salford will be the first University to see the all-new EOS R5 C, as it will be with us for its very first public outing on Monday. Salford students will be the first students to see it – probably globally, but certainly in the UK!"

Students and colleagues will also be able to listen to award-winning filmmaker, editor and colourist, Ollie Kenchington, talk about his experience working in industry, get stuck into a hands-on masterclass with the industry standard DJI Ronin camera, drop by the Canon Café to peruse the selection of gear available for purchase, and much more!

Further special guests include:
  • Luis Reggiardo, a colourist at film and digital services company Digital Orchard. With a degree in Cinematography from the Argentine National Film School, he began his film career as a video and camera trainee. He swiftly progressed to video operator and high-speed operator and later trained as a DIT in the U.S. Luis has spent the last decade as a DIT and on-set colourist working on more than 140 commercials, features and TV series across a number of countries.
  • Antonio Rasura, the Director of KODAK Motion Picture Services Group. Kodak and Digital Orchard are partners of the University of Salford Film Production Department, specifically the cinematography modules.
  • Rishi Kapoor, an experienced professional in film distribution both UK and Internationally. A former executive at Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and Disney. After many years working on distribution deals with Netflix, Amazon and Apple, he turned his attention to the independent film space, supporting independent filmmakers at paus.tv.
  • Emmy Ren, a Malaysian cinematographer based in Asia and London. Her multicultural childhood provided an exposure to various genres and cinema, giving her a fluid visual style that warps and shapes itself to the stories she takes part in telling.
  • Ollie Kenchington, an award-winning filmmaker, editor and colourist, as well as a highly qualified and respected digital imaging specialist and post-production trainer. (Creative Director at Korro Films, Senior Colourist at Just Grade It, Lead Tutor at Korro Academy)
  • Carey Duffy, the Director of Sales Europe for Cooke Optics. For over 100 years, Cooke has been at the centre of the filmmaking business. The Cooke factory is located in Leicester, England where they manufacture a full range of primes and zooms for 35mm, digital and Super 16mm photography, plus a range of large format stills lenses.

All Salford students and colleagues are welcome to register for individual sessions via Eventbrite

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