Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) invited students from Leeds College of Art to promote their ‘Meet the Makers’ event at Leeds Town Hall. A team of students filmed, photographed and interviewed film makers throughout the day, uploading the work to the festival’s digital media sites.
The team was made up of students from four Yorkshire universities (including students from the College’s photography, graphic design and visual communication degrees and the MA Creative Practice), who had applied to take part in a two-day ‘Broadening Horizons’ workshop at Leeds College of Music. With the help of facilitator Rick Ferguson, students developed their skills in team dynamics, presentations, time management and critical thinking before competing to win the commission of working for a day at the LIFF event.
Yorkshire Universities, the voice of twelve higher education institutions in Yorkshire and the Humber, organised the ‘Broadening Horizons’ project. The four ‘small and specialist’ universities, Leeds College of Art, Leeds College of Music, Leeds Trinity University and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance collaborated on the Festival project, offering students from all four institutions the chance to take part.
Our students appreciated the whole experience, learning new skills, and having a valuable addition to their portfolios, as well as the chance to work with fellow students from partner organisations.