Exposures 2012

The UK’s leading student film festival takes place at the Cornerhouse.

By Matthew Tyas | February 6th '12

Exposures 2012: new talent in moving image 21 – 23 February 2012

Cornerhouse is delighted to present the 18th edition of exposures: new talent in moving image, the UK’s leading student film festival taking place annually in Manchester. Patroned by BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Paul Abbott and in collaboration with the University of Salford, the 2012 festival programme will feature workshops, seminars, talks and screenings, providing filmmakers and members of the public with an opportunity to learn from and network with high profile directors, producers and other leading industry figures.

2012 festival programme will feature workshops, seminars, talks and screenings, providing filmmakers and members of the public with an opportunity to learn from and network with high profile directors, producers and other leading industry figures.

Still the only regular UK-wide competitive festival for student film and moving image, exposures is a crucial showcase for new talent and a vital celebration of UK talent development. For 2012, the festival has received over 300 short films submissions from students across the UK. 45 selected films will compete to win the prestigious exposures awards, which will be revealed at the Best of the Fest Award Ceremony and Party on the evening of 23 February.

Exposures 2010 attracted over 1,000 filmmakers, industry professionals and students, and guest speakers in previous years have included Oscar winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 172 Hours), Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, Code 46) and Marc Evans (My Little Eye); scriptwriters Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Millions, A Cock and Bull Story) and Russell T Davies (Dr. Who, Queer as Folk) and actors Noel Clarke (Doctor Who, Kidulthood, Adulthood) and David Threlfall (Shameless).

2012 festival highlights include:
BAFTA Masterclass
Cinematography with Erik Alexander Wilson
Thu 23 Feb, 18:00
Join cinematographer Erik Alexander Wilson on-stage with exposures for a special craft masterclass on his extraordinary career behind the camera, from beginning in award-winning short films and music videos for Artic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and Kasabian, charting a move to television then film, culminating in a remarkable 2011 with not one but two BAFTA-nominated features released, Submarine and Tyrannosaur.

The Final Cut
Tue 21 Feb, 18:30
Editor Anton Short and script consultant Michael Jacob share their tips and expertise on how to cut your films and scripts to bring out the best of your original idea. This event is presented in partnership with COFILMIC, Comedy Short Film festival.

Music, Video, Art?
Wed 22 Feb, 18:00
Some of the hottest emerging music video makers including Max Hattler, Ian Pons Jewell, Ollie Evans, Andrzej Wojtas and Ewelina Aleksandrowicz discuss the music video as a creative vehicle.
Six competition screenings
Films selected from over 300 entries from over 70 universities across the UK compete to win the coveted exposures awards. The six programmes full of drama, documentaries, animation and artist films give the audience an idea of the breadth of work developed by the next generation of filmmakers. So, if you are an aspiring creative, these films will give you an invaluable insight into the level of talent currently in the UK

BBC Writersroom workshop
Wed 22 Feb, 11:30
Henry Swindell, New Writing Manager for BBC writersroom North discusses what happens when scriptwriters send their scripts to the BBC, how their work is assessed and shares some invaluable tips on screenwriting.

So you want to be a director?
Thu 23 Feb, 14:00
In this informative session presented by Directors UK, two established directors will reveal what a director’s work, role and involvement is at each stage of production, the areas in which collaboration is crucial and how directors work in a team. Plenty of practical tips, examples and advice to help you understand directing and decide on your future career.

Tickets are on sale from Friday 27 January 2012 – please visit www.cornerhouse.org for details.

The festival is a partnership between Cornerhouse and University of Salford and is funded by the BFI transition Fund. The Festival Patron is Screenwriter and Producer Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play).