Talented Alumni selected for Leeds Film Festival

10 November 2014

The Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) returns to the city for the 28th time this month. Between 5th and 20th November the festival will feature over 250 screenings across the 16 day festival.

This year, the College are very proud to announce that SCRAP, a short film made by three of its former students, has been selected for the Yorkshire Short Film Competition as part of its Short Film City strand.

Lija Jursins, Luca Calabrese & Thomas Bone’s film SCRAP will be screened on Friday 14th November 2014, 6pm at Hyde Park Picture House alongside seven other short films selected; with a combination of documentary, drama, comedy and animation. LIFF are presenting what they call a ‘Yorkshire-based microcosm of what’s happening in the film world from young filmmakers at the beginning of their careers’.

The winner will be announced on the evening, after the programme at around 8.30pm.

SCRAP Trailer (2014) Top of Form

Lija Jursins, Luca Calabrese & Thomas Bone all studied BA (Hons) Digital Film, Games & Animation at the College.

The following films are selected as part of the programme and will be screened on 14th November:-

Cushy (Fliss Buckles & Cat Jones
Children of the Holocaust Suzanne's Story
The Devil On Each Shoulder (Ashley Dean & Nick Blood)
Don’t Forget Your Hat (Liam Hughes)
Hunting for Hockney (Alice Dunseath)
The Last Smallholder (Francis Lee)
Rare (Jim Morgan)
Scrap (Lija Jursins, Luca Calabrese & Thomas Bone) 

More information about each film will appear on the LIFF website and in the catalogue from early November. View the full LIFF guide here.

 Luca Calabrese said:- 

“It's quite exciting to be working with LIFF and be at the film festival, though SCRAP also showed at No Gloss, LIFF is the first opportunity to be asked for real cinema files and be shown on a real projector and the big screen. So it's exciting not only to see my film on the big screen but also because it's the experience of working to produce something to be shown on a cinema projector to cinema quality and standards. LIFF has also given me the confidence to start working not only on putting SCRAP into other more national and international festivals, but also to work on my script writing and towards my next short film.”

Luca Calabrese is taking part in the Creative in Residence scheme at the College, which supports newly graduated students with a space to explore their creative projects within the College facilities and to work alongside current students.