Posted: 14 April 2014
Andrea Luka Zimmerman's Taşkafa, Stories of the Street is about street dogs in Istanbul.
It was selected both for the 2013 London Film Festival and as a Film of the Year for 2013 by esteemed film critic Sukhdev Sandhu.
Andrea presented what is only the third screening of the film in the UK to an enthusiastic group of Roehampton staff and students on 5 March 2014. Andrea also spoke eloquently and passionately after the film about her philosophy, methods and techniques.
The screening was presented as part of a series of filmmaker events hosted by the Centre for Research into Film and Audiovisual Cultures (CRFAC).
Meanwhile, Secret City, a film by Michael Chanan, a Professor in Video Production at Roehampton, recently enjoyed a screening at De Montfort University, Leicester, through their Media Discourse Group. The screening took place on 19 March 2014.
Secret City is an award-winning film about the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and its role in the economic crisis.
Finally, William Brown's film China: A User's Manual (Films) enjoyed a CRFAC screening at Roehampton on 12 March 2014, while his previous film, Common Ground was also screened to staff and students at the University of Central Lancashire on 4 April 2014.
China: A User's Manual (Films) involves a fictional dialogue between filmmakers Christian Bouche-Villeneuve and Sandor Krasna (both better known as the late French filmmaker Chris Marker) as the former travels across China. The Roehampton event was its first and only public screening so far.
Common Ground tells the story of a city worker looking for his brother during the recent economic crisis. Inspired by various classic film noirs, Common Ground played at FEST Film Festival in Portugal in 2013 and was recently selected as part of the American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase 2014.
Prestigious trust grants Roehampton academic £106,000
A Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Mark Jary by the Leverhulme Trust to work on a book investigating a revolutionary emerging theory on how language works.
Posted: 7 February 2018
MA Translation student receives recognition for innovative research
Kathleen Cyr, MA Specialised Translation student, has received a special commendation from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting for her MA dissertation on the translation of Japanese TV shows.
Posted: 9 June 2017
Students put skills to practise at Literature Festival
For the second year running, students from the University of Roehampton used their skills to support the Barnes Children's Literature Festival, for whom the University is the official Creative Partner.
Posted: 19 May 2017