exposures UK Student Film Festival 2006

exposures is THE UK Student Film Festival, bringing you the very best of new talent from filmmaking courses all across the nation. exposures takes place early December every year at Cornerhouse, Manchester and has five main competitive categories – Drama, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and North West. Each year the festival also holds events to inspire and further new British talent with special guests from the Film & TV industry to judge the categories and introduce the screenings. exposures is a Cornerhouse Education project.

This year’s programme is outlined below but why not go to the exposures official website where you can get a taste of the festival by watching films from previous editions.


Follow the award ceremony from your sofa
For those of you who can’t make it to the Best of the Fest screening on Thursday, don’t despair, modern technology is here to help. The winners announcement will be streamed live on thursday (from 20:10, event starts at 20:15) and will be available to watch anytime afterward.

– To watch it in your web browser just click here
– If you prefer to watch it in your favourite video player, the address to use is mms://streaming.cornerhouse.org/exposures06bestofthefest

The winning films will be available to watch online from Friday 8 December, on the exposures website.

Deadline for entry is 31 July 2006

We are delighted by all the fantastic people who have agreed to be on the exposures juries this year; all jury members are professionals and experts in their fields.

Grand Jury:

  • Mark Kermode, top British film critic who regularly writes for Sight & Sound and The Observer, and appears on Newsnight Review and The Culture Show.
  • Deborah Moggach, best selling novelist (The Ex-Wives,Tulip Fever and These Foolish Things) and screenwriter; she has adapted many of her novels as TV dramas and has also written several film scripts, including the BAFTA-nominated screenplay for PRIDE & PREJUDICE starring Keira Knightley.
  • Marc Evans, Welsh born film director with an impressive back catalogue of films including this year’s SNOWCAKE starring Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman, and also TRAUMA, MY LITTLE EYE, HOUSE OF AMERICA and RESURRECTION MAN.

Best of The North West:

  • Yousaf Ali Khan (Director ALMOST ADULT, TALKING WITH ANGELS)
  • Danny Brocklehurst (screenwriter Sorted, Shameless, Clocking Off)
  • Tamsin O’Brien (Head of Regional & Local Programmes, BBC North West)


  • Angela Pell (screenwriter SNOW CAKE),
  • Paul Andrew Williams (director LONDON TO BRIGHTON)
  • Ken Marshall (producer LONDON TO BRIGHTON)


  • Kim Longinotto (director SISTERS IN LAW, THE DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET),
  • Lucy Walker (director BLINDSIGHT, DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND),
  • Steve Perrin (Deputy Head of Distribution and Exhibition, UK Film Council).


  • Andrew Kötting (Artist and Director this filthy earth),
  • Christine Molloy (One half of desperate optimists, Who Killed Brown Owl, Now We are Grown Up)
  • David Blandy (Artist The Barefoot Lone Pilgrim, Radio Nights)


  • Peter Saunders (mackinnon & saunders)
  • Ian Mackinnon (mackinnon & saunders)
  • Jean Flynn (Cosgrove Hall Films)

Not forgetting the great exposures audience!

All tickets for exposures screenings are £3 full/ £2 concs except for the following:

The following events are taking place outside of Cornerhouse and are not booked through Cornerhouse Box Office.

  • Make Friends and Influence People  – £10 (travel bursaries available).
    Taking place at: Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG
    Registration form/further information: please contact Yen Yau yen@firstlightmovies.com / 0121 753 4866.
  • MIRIAD Short Film Symposium – Free
    Taking place at: Manchester Metropolitan University, Chatham Building Lecture, Theatre 101.
    Registration / further information: www.shortfilmevents.co.uk.

Group Bookings: Buy 9 tickets for the same screening and get the 10th free. Maximum 40 tickets per group booking.

Tickets are sold for 15 minutes only after the printed screening time. Cornerhouse reserves the right not to admit latecomers. This is particularly likely to happen when screenings are preceded by introductions, as late arrivals are very disruptive for the speakers. You are reminded it is not courteous to other filmmakers work to arrive late or leave early.

exposures main sponsor:



Our Foyer Bookshop Manager has put together a selection of titles for aspiring filmmakers of all ages. Just pop in our bookshop and have a look

So You Want to Be a Producer (Methuen, £12.99)

A personal account by Hollywood veteran Lawrence Turman, taking in no-nonsense explanations of the component parts of the business and insightful anecdotes about the making of Turman’s own noteworthy credits, which include The Graduate and American History X. It takes pride in being informal and dispensing with flim-flam – making it a companion piece, perhaps, to William Goldman’s celebrated scriptwriting memoir Adventures in the Screen Trade.

In Short – A Guide to Short Filmmaking in the Digital Age (BFI Publishing, £16.99)

A Guide to Short Filmmaking in the Digital Age by Eileen Elsey and Andrew Kelly explores the thriving short film culture in the UK, placing it into historical context and interviewing major practitioners including Lynne Ramsey and Anthony Minghella for their take on the subject.

Filming on a Microbudget (Pocket Essentials, £4.99)

Paul Hardy’s book is a snappy, accessible guide to the subject, packing an impressive number of facts, hints and words of wisdom into one handy volume. Brimming with lists of useful contacts and complete with a layman’s guide to the attendant terminology, it’s an ideal, unfussy primer for the enthusiastic beginner looking to get up to speed.

Magazine: Film International (Intellect Books, £5)

This magazine is well established as a leading journal for cineastes, and it’s only now readily available in the UK. Its mission is to promote ‘dialogue around the moving image’, and it boasts lengthy in-depth pieces on the burning issues relating to contemporary film, written by many of the leading names in the field. It never talks down to its readership, and also contains a sharply written review section.

In this festival

Corona Extra Best of the Fest Screening + Party

The winners receive their awards and the best films are screened at the final event of this year’s festival. Corona Extra beer gets the party…

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Previously in this Festival

exposures 2006: Corona extra Best of The Fest + Party

The winners receiver their awardsand the best films are screend. Corona Extra beer gets the party started after the screening.

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Northern Film Network networking event

Meet North West filmmakers over a glass of wine.

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Make Friends and Influence People

An all day event aimed at professional and community-based filmmakers, including information sessions on career opportunities and one to one funding surgeries.

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MIRIAD Short Film Symposium

A one-day symposium discussing how the aesthetic nature of short film has developed in the recent years.

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Media Excellence Training & Development Information

An informal presentation for industry professionals and teachers of TV, Film and Radio, who want to find out more about Media Excellence Training & Development.

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exposures 06: Special Preview + Filmmakers Q&A: LONDON TO BRIGHTON

Join director Paul Andrew Williams and producer Ken Marshall for a Q&A after the exposures preview of their new film LONDON TO BRIGHTON.

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Focus on: Independent Production

Ric Michael, Head of Development at award winning production company Baby Cow, will provide students with an insight into working in a real-life production company.

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