Hallam Univesity film makers host special screening event

Sheffield Hallam University students screening their films at the Workstation .
Sheffield Hallam University students screening their films at the Workstation .

Aspiring film-makers in Sheffield have celebrated the end of weeks of ‘problematic’ work with a special screening.

Final year film and media production students at Sheffield Hallam University organised the screening event, called AV14, to celebrate the end of their work this semester.

The group have had a busy few months writing, recording and editing their own short films, comedies and documentaries based on problems they may come across when making their final pieces of work.

And to say thank you to everyone who helped them achieve their finished work – actors, fellow students and contributors – they invited them to the Showroom Workstation, on Paternoster Row, in the city centre.

Student Daryl Lotysz, aged 24, who lives near Bramall Lane, Highfield, said: “There were a variety of different films, which were all less than 10 minutes long.

“There were some documentaries, dramas, comedies and a couple of experimental films as well two installations.

“During our final year. we have to make two films.

“When we came back in September we had to come up with an idea for a film.

“The tutors looked at our ideas and found potential problems we may come across filling our brief.

“This semester we made films based on the problems we were going to have. That is why all the films are quite different.

“When we come back in January we will start work on our final films. Mine is a black comedy about a couple who have a strange fetish.

“The problems they thought I would come across was around having three characters in a confined space, so I had to write a new script about three characters in the confined space of a kitchen.”

Daryl, who was MC at the event along with student Emma Hart, said: “The event was for students, actors and contributors. We all used local actors and locations.

“They have all done it for free – people have acted and contributed for no money.”