The Filmmaking Society: What does it do?

The University of Lincoln Filmmaking Society is a student-based group focusing on film making, acting, producing, directing and editing around the Lincoln area in the East Midlands.We speak to society president Ryan Keen about the independent film industry and the roles and projects that the Filmmaking Society are involved in. With prominent topics such as…

5 CULT INDIE FILMS YOU NEED TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

Produced outside of the typical blockbuster studio system, independent film is unique in the way that indie films are produced, filmed and edited independently and without the rules set by big production companies in blockbuster films. Perhaps certain indie films such as Requiem for a Dream and Juno fight against taboos within the film industry…

THE KINEMA IN THE WOODS

If you go out in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. Deep in the woods of rural Lincolnshire is one place you wouldn’t really expect to find a cinema. However, that is exactly where you will find the small independent cinema called the Kinema in the Woods. Taking a trip through the…

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF A LEGACY

A long time ago, in a cinema not so far away, a legacy was created. On December 27, 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released to the British public and became a resounding success. Since then, there has been two more original trilogy films, three prequels and one sequel, with two more announced. The…

ELECTRIC EGG: THE UNSTOPPABLE MEDIA DUO

From an award winning animation to travelling the world, Neil Baker and Steve Hatton have achieved a lot since 2005. Their successful careers started at The University of Lincoln- it’s has been an upward rocket from that moment! The unstoppable media duo explain their greatest achievements, humble beginnings and their advice on winning the world…

MOONLIGHT: A BEAUTIFUL TRIUMPH

You won’t find a more sensitively rendered, perceptive, or surprising coming-of-age film than Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, now nominated for eight Oscars. Jenkins snatches characters who are usually portrayed on screen as a blank canvas- the junkie mother, the dug-dealer, the messed-up kid- and magically portrays them with humanity and complexity. Barry Jenkin’s rhythmic approach is…