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Acclaimed British Filmmaker and Director visits the school

Brighton Film School today welcomed acclaimed British film director, artist and writer Andrew Kotting to the school – part of their unique programme that connects budding filmmakers to industry professionals.

In a daylong session, Kotting shared with the Filmmaking HNC and Cinematography and Directing Diploma students, his experiences and insights taken from a 25 year career in the creative industries. In an open interview, Kotting covered a wide range of subjects including how to get the best out of actors, film as art and how to challenge the codes and conventions of filmmaking through your own interpretation. The charismatic and informed talk proved an excellent learning experience for the students who themselves are at the school to gain qualifications and industry specific training before moving into the industry.

Filmmaking HNC student, Charlie Bentley said after the visit:

Hearing Andrew Kotting speak has made me look at how I want to make films differently and helped to ignite my passion of films even more as now I want to be able to look at people with the same eye as Kotting, an eye that looks not for the obvious and finds the extraordinary.

Brighton Film School manager, Richard Campbell said:

It was fantastic to welcome a filmmaker such as Andrew Kotting to the school and for him to share his knowledge with the students. We feel that introducing our filmmakers to industry professionals throughout the course is a great way for them to learn from those who have been there and done it, whilst also providing an opportunity to build a network of industry contacts.

Filmmaker and artists, Andrew Kotting remarked on the course and the film school:

Exhilarating and inspiring, a course to be reckoned with!

Brighton Film School is a specialist, industry respected film school whose mission it is to supply talented and confident filmmakers into the British film industry. Their flagship courses are the Filmmaking HNC (equivalent to the 1st year of a degree) and the Cinematography and Directing Diploma and there are also several short courses aimed at beginners.

Brighton Film School is accepting applications for all courses starting in January and September 2013 through their website www.brightonfilmschool.co.uk where you can also find more information.

Note to editors –

Andrew Kotting in an acclaimed British filmmaker best known for his artistic and personal feature films such as Gallivant (1996) and Wake of a Deadad (2006). He is credited as having directed over 32 films, most of which have been artistic and experimental in nature.