Sound/Image Cinema Lab wins bronze at Reimagine Education Awards 2022
08 December 2022
Sound/Image Cinema Lab has claimed bronze at the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, known as ‘The Oscars’ of Education. The film teaching and research scheme works with national and international partners to deliver world-class career opportunities for Falmouth University’s students and graduates.
Hot on the heels of the Sound/Image Cinema Lab’s partnerships on acclaimed film hits including BAFTA-winning films BAIT and Enys Men, the Lab has worked with a range of big hitters in the film-making industry including BBC Films, BFI, Creative England, Film4 and Screen Cornwall as well as contemporary filmmakers Claire Oakley and Henry Blake.
The Lab provides resource support to professional, short and feature film productions in the form of funding, equipment, facilities and specialist crew from staff, student and Alumni networks. Via the Lab, Falmouth’s students and graduates gain valuable professional experience from working with the film industry’s leading filmmakers, organisations and production companies.
Through the Lab, students and graduates have racked up an impressive roster of film credits so far including Long Way Back (2022), The Tape (2021), Make Up (2018) and Brown Willy (2016).
The Lab is an integrated development scheme and production partner, allowing staff, student and graduate expertise to be deployed in a world-leading example of knowledge exchange between industry and film and TV training grounds like Falmouth University’s School of Film & Television.
The Reimagine Education awards are open to educational innovators from all around the world. Asked how it feels to see the Lab recognised on this global scale, Associate Professor of Film Practice and Pedagogy Dr Neil Fox said:
“We are delighted. The Sound/Image Cinema Lab has been a key player in helping to shift the perception around the film-making abilities of student and graduate talent from professional industry partners. This has also been a positive contributing factor to the way that universities are increasingly being recognised by the independent and micro-budget film sector as an important interdisciplinary partner in the production process.
”Rather than model an ‘internship’ approach, the Lab is an integrated development scheme and production partner, allowing staff, student and graduate expertise to be deployed in a world-leading example of knowledge exchange between industry and film and TV training grounds like Falmouth University’s School of Film and Television. Here in Cornwall, the Lab has helped to nurture a growing film economy and sense of identity. To help shape a range of creative skills and talents and help filmmakers grow their confidence and their voice is a privilege.”
Find out more about the Sound/Image Cinema Lab
Associate Professor Dr Neil Fox gives us the lowdown on the School of Film & Television's award-winning Sound/Image Cinema Lab. The Lab is a film teaching and research project that works with national and international partners to deliver world-class career opportunities for Falmouth University's students and graduates.