Film student selected for international film festivals

MA Film with Practice student Catriona Blackburn has been selected for submission to five international film festivals during 2019 for her short film entitled The Cracks.

Catriona, who originally gained a first class degree in Anthropology at Kent before commencing her postgraduate study at the School of Arts, has already won the Award of Excellence at the One-Reeler Short Film Festival and is a semi-finalist at the Lisbon Film Rendezvous.

The Cracks is described as following ‘the emotional journey of Anna as she copes with a violation; of her body, of her trust, and of her mind. As the cracks begin to show, only her little love, Tio, can save her from total self-destruction’.

Catriona said: ‘I felt I had found my niche in Visual Anthropology after my undergraduate studies, but with the support of the School of Arts I see many more opportunities for myself in the future. Completing this course has given me confidence in my abilities, not only as an independent film maker but as a producer and distributor. I cannot quite believe how much positive feedback my first fiction film has received, and before it has even been graded.’

The other film festivals are the WRPN Women’s International Film Festival, the Lift-Off Global Network Sessions and the KinoDUEL International Film Festival.