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Students get their screen breaks at MA degree show

Still from Priyanka Seth's documentary film The Invisible Line

The next generation of film-makers and digital innovators will be showing off their work at the University of Sussex Media MA degree show on Wednesday 14 September.

The day-long showing will include screenings of the degree work of 24 MA students of Digital Media, Creative Media Practice, Digital Documentary, and Journalism and Documentary. The show completes the degree for the students, who will graduate in the winter.

Subjects range from the intensely personal (one student reflects on the impact of her parents' divorce on her childhood) to film portraits of cities such as Beijing and Moscow and big issues of the day including the power of protest and the environment.

The Brighton area also offers inspiration, with some films focusing on local colour and people, including graffiti artists, an organic farming project and the work of a charity that brings the healing power of dogs to people with mental health problems, dementia and learning difficulties.

Digital students, meanwhile, have explored the boundaries of technology. For example, one project goes beyond 3D technology to put the visitor at the centre of the film, allowing the viewer to direct and interact with the action.  Another project uses phone technology so that people can leave voice messages at specific sites for others to listen to.

One of the student organisers, Bibechana Acharya, who is one of the Digital Media exhibiting students, says: "We'd be delighted to welcome visitors on to campus, where they'll be able to join staff and students in enjoying some fresh views, stunning visuals and excellent projects - and chat to the film makers."

 Refreshments will be available on the day, along with an exhibition of work undertaken as part of the degree courses.

Notes for Editors


The MA Media Degree Show, which is open to the public free of charge, takes place on Wednesday, 14 September, between 2pm and 10pm in the Silverstone Building on the University of Sussex campus.

Documentary screenings take place in Room SB 121 on the ground floor and SB 309 on the second floor. Refreshments and a display of work are on the second floor.

See directions for maps and travel details.

For further details of the films to be screened, visit the website

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Last updated: Tuesday, 6 September 2011