Kingston School of Art is the place for creative film study. BA (Hons) Filmmaking students develop skills and acumen in film production within the context of a leading film and photography department, ready for an expanded film sector where there is a need for freelance industry professionals, independent productions and artist filmmakers. Our MA Experimental Film is the UK’s foremost programme for artists’ moving image, incorporating experimental approaches and independent short film production. The culture of film at Kingston extends to practice-based film research (PhD) students and award-winning staff.
Artist-filmmaker Phillip Warnell heads up our STOP PLAY RECORD team with the support of Anne Katherine Bindesbøll, Richard Squires and other filmmaking faculty. Our commissioned STOP PLAY RECORD films are distinguished by a creative process, of bespoke mentoring, critical reflection and expert executive production, also providing access to Kingston’s bespoke production and post-production facilities at its Knights Park campus. The filmmakers tap into an excellent practice-based, theoretical and alumni network via our department, which is well connected throughout the artists’ moving image community, especially to LUX, BFI, Film London and Tate Film.
A journey through a young man’s private landscape, using soundscapes that lead the audience through his home and explore the space of his domesticity.
An intoxicating visceral montage exploring the competing cultures of the town of Alderley Edge.
Focusing on the act of regularly carrying a rucksack, the film centres around a bespoke workshop run by a trained physiotherapist.
A Scenes of Crime Officer is plagued by memories of her day job in this hand-drawn animation.
A three minute story looking at the inner workings and relationships within the family structure.
A series of symbolic tableaux exploring the relationship between a boy and his ex-bowling champion father.
A manipulation of the human body, gender and identity to create the insect form.
A recreation of the spacesuit malfunction during Extravehicular Activity Mission 23.
A study of an idle rifle range, exploring the presence of militarism in the landscape and how it channels contemporary myth.
An exploration of Kiev's youth and a definition of a collective state of mind.
A visual deconstruction of the body suffering from anxiety.
Saying goodbye to a stranger is possibly the strangest thing you can do to a stranger.
A narrative bound by loose knots and fleeting moments; the pathways of several strangers form an orbit, as they each encounter a body at the edge of an open field.
13-year-old Marija has just moved to England; now her mum says she is pregnant and Marija feels like her life will never be the same again.
The Mirror of Time explores an idea that while over time humans change and grow old, at core they remain the same person they were since their day of birth.