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Christmas tale enthralls 6th Form students

At this year’s annual Cosmat conference (a Cinecity Film Festival event, sponsored by Brighton Film School), the association of film and media teachers and students enjoyed a grand morning out of their schools and colleges to enjoy meeting industry practitioners Jake Gavin and Will Jewell.

This year, the annual event for sixth forms in colleges and schools across East and West Sussex, featured acclaimed British film ‘Hector’ (2015), a tale of a homeless man heading from Scotland, for his annual Christmas lunch in a London hostel.

Jake Gavin, the first time director, answered questions from budding film enthusiasts before and after watching a screening of the feature film. Actor Peter Mullan played the title role, supported by Keith Allen, Sarah Solemani, Stephen Tomkinson, and Gina McKee.

The conference started with a screening of film short ‘Man in Fear’ (2011) starring Tim Healy and Luke Treadaway (Clash of Titans) and James Lance. There was a presentation and a short Q&A by Will Jewell, local film director at Fractured Films, and also lecturer in Film Studies at Brighton Film School and Ravensbourne College.

Cosmat is supported by Brighton Film School and organised by Varndean College.


Brighton Film School is a specialist, independent training facility located in central Brighton. The school offers two 2-year HNC/HND (equivalent to the first two years of a degree) programmes in Filmmaking and Set Design for Film and TV, a third-year BA (Hons) Film Production Top-up Degree, as well as an industry recognised Cinematography and Directing Diploma and Set Design for Film and TV Diploma. Brighton Film School also offers evening classes inFilmmakingScreenwriting and Set Design, as well as courses for young filmmakers and Summer Schools.

For more information or to apply please visit www.brightonfilmschool.co.uk