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Brighton Film School finalist at Sussex Business Awards

Brighton Film School have been selected as one of the finalists at the prestigious and 25th annual Sussex Business Awards, which celebrates business excellence across Sussex. Selected as a finalist in the ‘Most Promising New Business’ category, Brighton Film School  will find out if they are the overall winners at the awards ceremony being held at the Brighton Dome on Thursday 5th December 2013.

The specialist education and training school in filmmaking was launched in early 2012 with the mission to offer aspiring and passionate filmmakers accredited degree level courses and professional diplomas such as the Filmmaking HND and the Cinematography and Directing Diploma.

With industry standard training facilities, practicing filmmakers as lecturers and their own studios, Brighton Film School has grown rapidly over the last 18 months in operation and is widely recognised and highly-regarded as a specialist training institution for aspiring filmmakers who want to work in the British film industry.

Since launching, it has trebled its student numbers, invested in top new industry standard facilities and welcomed British film industry legends such as Screenwriter David Scinto (Sexy Beast, 44 Inch Chest, Gangster No.1) and Cinematographer Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, Kidulthood) as guest lecturers. The film school has also added a wide range of new evening classes, Summer schools and a new 10-week after-school course for Brighton’s young filmmakers, as it continues to grow and help aspiring filmmakers enter the British film industry.

Andrew Green, Chief Executive of Brighton Film School said:

We are delighted to have been recognised by the awards committee in the category of Most Promising New Business at the Sussex Business Awards. It really is great recognition for all the hard work that our team at Brighton Film School have put in to making this the best film school in the country and one that every aspiring filmmaker would want to attend.

Gary Barber, Head of Brighton Film School commented:

We are very excited about being one of the finalists for Most Promising New Business and want to thank all our staff, supporters and especially the students for making us one of the best film schools in the country. It’s an apt award to be nominated for when you consider we have some of the most promising new filmmakers here.

The Sussex Business Awards will be chaired for the third time by Peter Field, Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, who commented:

This year’s final decisions were made following some heated debate and the final list is a fantastic example of the prosperous and highly successful businesses we have here in Sussex.

This year’s ceremony is being presented by TV personality Rachel Riley (Countdown, Strictly Come Dancing) and Brighton Film School is a finalist alongside Sussex Funeral Services and DevAssist Ltd.

For more information or to apply for a course please visit https://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.


Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers 2-year degree level programmes in Filmmaking HNC/HND, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Art Direction and Editing as well as courses for young filmmakers and Summer School. For more information or to apply for a course please  visit https://brightonfilmschool.co.uk/.

For more information on the Sussex Business Awards please visit www.sbawards.org.uk or follow @sussexbizawards on Twitter.