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Graduates and students play leading roles in University’s award-winning film

University of Gloucestershire has won an industry award for an inspiring short film in which graduates share valuable career insights and advice with students about achieving success in the film production industry.

The Learning on Screen Awards 2023 commended a film made by Course Lead in Film Production, Mike Parker, and Senior Lecturer in Film Production, Adam Batchelor, that highlighted a range of graduate success stories, provided testimonials and showcased recent student work from the BA Film Production programme.

The film was named the winner of the Promotional Film category at the Learning on Screen Awards, which celebrate broadcast and professional productions as well as providing a platform for generations of upcoming student filmmakers.

Adam Batchelor, based within the University’s School of Creative Industries, said: “The film is designed to provide prospective students with insight from our graduates who had experienced it first-hand about what it is like to study on the course and how it has helped them go on to achieve great things in the industry.

“We wanted to showcase how our course is industry-focused, the amazing team of working industry professionals that teach on the course, and the calibre of industry guests we bring in.

“We also aimed to highlight the fantastic trips and activities we do on the course, the award-winning work our students produce and the amazing jobs and opportunities they’ve secured upon graduating.”

Earlier this year, Film and Television Production graduates from the University were among the winners and nominees at the Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Students Awards 2023.

Picture: Winners Adam Batchelor (left) and Mike Parker at the Learning on Screen Awards 2023