Brighton Film School’s Facilities and Equipment

Brighton Film School has fantastic links with professional companies and our industry partners Panavision and Panalux support us in the loan and donation of high end kit. Below is a PDF with a list of some of the equipment that our students use during their course.

At the heart of the film school are two fully working 18 x 12ft sets with lighting rigs and flats. The sets are flexible spaces that can be dressed and adapted to the requirements of each shoot, working alongside our Art Department to create your perfect scene.

We pride ourselves on being one of the very few education providers to teach you on both digital and film cameras. We have a large range of film and digital equipment, including dollies, jibs, tracks and a slider. The film school’s editing software includes Final Cut Pro X and Adobe.

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Central location in a filmmaker’s city

Brighton is a wonderful cosmopolitan city for a filmmaker. With breath-taking locations on your door step such as the beach, the South Downs countryside and a range of vibrant nightlife hot spots, Brighton is one of the most colourful and creative cities to live in the UK. Our two sites are in a central location in Brighton. Less than a 10-minute walk from the train station and around the corner from the popular Lanes, which are filled with bustling restaurants and bars, Brighton Film School is surrounded by captivating culture.

Brighton Pier. Photo credit: Film School student Hugo Healy

Careers and Employment

Giving students the careers support and development they need is at the heart of the film school’s ethos. From day one, you are expected to build a detailed portfolio and showreel of your filmmaking work to take to production companies for your first career job when you graduate.

You will have the mindset and skills to embrace all opportunities the film school gives you including work experience, entrepreneurial skills, marketing yourself and being industry-aware. Brighton Film School has a Creative Director whose sole role is to get you recognition for your filmmaking work through the international film festival circuit.

Taught by industry professionals

At Brighton Film School, we believe it’s important for you to be taught by film and television working professionals who each specialise in their own craft such as directing, cinematography, editing, camera operation and screenwriting. Our friendly and experienced tutors will help you develop all the practical filmmaking skills you need to succeed in your chosen career path in the film industry. They will also provide you with exclusive opportunities to work on projects such as documentaries, feature films, short films and editing work – most of which is paid and creates a wonderful opportunity to start to build your filmmaking CV. Brighton Film School tutors include:

  • Head of First Year Andrea Slater
  • Head of Second Year and industry liaison Cath Pick
  • Head of Top-up and Third Year Alkin Emirali
  • Julian Kerridge
  • Paul Dutnall
  • Will Jewell
  • Alex Hobden
  • Tim Sanpher
  • Gina Kawecka
  • Eva Riley
  • Anna Deamer

 Guest speakers

We are extremely lucky to have an extensive range of guest speakers attend the film school each year to share with our students their insight and experiences in the film industry. We are committed to our students developing in their chosen specialism, and we will work with you to arrange guest speakers either in a group or 1-1 scenario, who are working in the industry in that profession. Previous guest speakers include:

  • Director Andrew Hulme (The Devil Outside, Snow in Paradise, Victor Frankenstein)
  • Producer Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, Ex Machina, 28 Days Later, Sunshine)
  • Cinematographer Brian Tufano (Trainspotting, Billy Elliot, Adulthood)
  • Cinematographer Nick Gordon-Smith (Gallivant, This Filthy Earth and Seamonsters)
  • 1st Assistant Director Lydia Currie (24, Rev, Ashes to Ashes, Jekyll & Hyde)
  • Gaffer Ewan Cassidy (Paddington, 20,000 Days on Earth and Moon)
  • BAFTA award winning Animator Nina Gantz
  • Producer Michele D’Acosta (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac, Moonbug)
  • Music video Director Wiz (Alexander McQueen, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Emeli Sandé, Disclosure).