A perfect ending: 2016 Nottingham International Microfilm Festival

The 2016 Nottingham International Microfilm Festival (NIM) has finished, but its influence is wide-ranging and continues to be felt. This was the second annual edition of the festival, developed through the Nottingham Screen Partnership consortium, of which the University of Nottingham is a member. The festival took place at venues throughout Nottingham on 20-22 October …

Studying Culture, Film and Media at Nottingham

I am final year International Media and Communications Studies student. I chose to come to Nottingham because I attended the summer school here in Year 12 and couldn’t see myself studying anywhere else. I loved the city and the beautiful green campus, and I knew this was the university for me.  Since Nottingham has two …

Acoustics on Display

Sound plays an important part in the museum-going experience. The relative silence of some museums conjures an atmosphere fit for quiet contemplation. Conversely a noisy environment has the potential to interrupt the channels of communication between the museum – its experts and curators – and the museum-going public. Sound is regularly used in the museum …

The Creative Student Network at the University of Nottingham

The unique Creative Student Network was the reason I chose to study at Nottingham. It is a collection of talented students, staff, academics and industry representatives that come together to provide an insight into the creative industries. Throughout the year the network hosts a variety of workshops that aim to better a students understanding of …

From Intern to Account Executive: An MA Student’s Experience in the Creative Industries

Jessica Gilby was one of the students on our MA in Film, Television and Screen Industries. The course is specifically designed to provide students with in-depth understanding of the screen industries and how they operate. As part of the course, we offer highly competitive industry internships in the UK and the US. One of these …

A day in the life of Robin Hood… Media

I had no idea what to expect when I arrived in Nottingham to start the next chapter of my new life. I was young(er), ambitious, blissfully ignorant and perhaps most importantly, I had access to a Netflix account. My whole life was ahead of me but I still had little idea of where I wanted …

Noise and Silence

We remember the tragedy of the First World War by observing a two minute silence. Today, we recognize this as a mark of reverence and respect. In the 1920s, however, enacting silence on Armistice Day was interpreted more literally as a sonic response to the noise of the war. The deafening and nerve-wracking sounds of …

Shifting Sherlocks

Warning: the following blog contains spoilers for series three of Sherlock. Shortly after the first series of the BBC series Sherlock I contributed to an edited collection examining the series. My chapter was inspired by the almost simultaneous release of the Benedict Cumberbatch starring series, the Robert Downey Jr starring film, Sherlock Holmes (dir. Guy …

The ‘creativity challenge’: fears and opportunities

One of the privileges of working as part of the Institute for Screen Industries Research (ISIR) is to witness first hand one of the most dramatic shifts of power in the history of the film industry, namely the growth in influence and importance of China as a film market. Since we have been lucky enough …

Where the Governmental and the Avant-Garde meet

The following post by Kiki Yu was originally published on the blog of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at UNNC. If the charm of Berlin lies in the confrontation of different ideologies demonstrated through architecture and the closeness between history and present, the beauty of Shanghai is highlighted through the harmonious mix of all …