Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…

It’s been an amazing week at the 2nd LJMU MA Film Festival that saw over 16,000 visits to our website to watch all our amazing films, participate in our live Q&A sessions, and attend our award ceremony. We can’t thank you all enough for making the festival so successful and we can not emphasise enoughContinue reading “Festival Closed: Audience Award Goes To…”

Award Winners Announced!

Today we held a live awards ceremony on zoom/YouTube with our jury members and filmmakers to announce the winners in our Paper Bird Categories for Animation, Documentary, and Fiction! (Don’t worry if you missed it, you can always catch the ceremony again on our YouTube channel) We’re very proud to announce that the following filmsContinue reading “Award Winners Announced!”

Industry Pros Give Insight to the Students

The MA Film students got the chance to learn from three industry professionals with expertise in particular areas

New Banner Hits Facebook

As you may have seen, we have recently put up a new Facebook banner! This design is a re-sizing of the poster design that was created on by Alejandra from this year’s MA class. Alejandra made the design based on her own concept, as well as a concept by fellow MA student Natalie, as bothContinue reading “New Banner Hits Facebook”

Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme

When our submissions closed on Film Freeway, we had over 1400 films that were sent to us from around the globe! Our student programmers worked diligently over the winter break and now have that number down to under 300, but there’s still a long way to go! How do we manage the selection process? TheContinue reading “Crunch Time: Finalising the Programme”

New Festival Coordinator

We are very pleased to announce that Jacqui Griffin has accepted the role of Film Festival Coordinator & Tutor for the LJMU MA Short Film Festival! Jacqui’s background with filmmaking and as Festival Founder & Director of the Drunken Film Fest make her an exciting addition to the LJMU MA Short Film Festival staff. JacquiContinue reading “New Festival Coordinator”

WE ARE HIRING!

A new post of ‘Film Festival Coordinator and Tutor‘ at the Film Department of Liverpool John Moores University has just been announced (closing date for applications: 6th September 2021): https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/…/film-festival-coordinator… We are looking for someone with a range of technical and creative skills (web design, graphic design, post-production skills), knowledge/experience of how film festivals operateContinue reading “WE ARE HIRING!”

In Numbers

With over 2000 visitors from 47 countries, the first edition of the LJMU MA Short Film Festival exceeded our expectations. In addition to this, we received very positive feedback: from filmmakers, calling it very well organised; from audiences, who were surprised by the high quality of the films; and from our MA in Film students,Continue reading “In Numbers”