Glasgow film students to see work on the big screen at Vue
The partnership will see the cinema offer its support and state of the art facilities to Scotland’s next generation of film talent, in a way which brings the students closer to the film industry.
While producing their own films, students will have exclusive access to the venue to watch their film rushes back on the big screen, the way films are meant to be seen, before editing. This practice is commonplace throughout the film-making industry and will be invaluable in helping the students see how their work is shaping up.
Chris Jackson, General Manager at Vue Glasgow St Enoch said: “Our investment in our brand new state-of-the-art venue in the St. Enoch Centre represents our commitment to the industry. And what better place to make that commitment than Glasgow, which has such a rich history with film.
“As well as delivering the ultimate big screen venue for Glasgow film fans, we wanted to make a commitment to the city and our partnership with RCS is a fantastic opportunity to do that. We are delighted to work with a world top three performing arts education institution and help support the next generation of filmmakers who are learning their craft right here in Glasgow.
“A special package of benefits for RCS film students has been created designed to support the course’s curriculum including the use of our venue to help edit work and an exclusive Q&A webinar with Vue’s senior team, giving students an insight into how Vue works with distributors to programme new releases.”
Ray Tallan, Head of Film at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “This new partnership will allow students to gain even more creative inspiration and it will be an invaluable experience to see their work on the big screen.”
Final year BA Filmmaking students will have the opportunity to showcase their work to family and friends using Vue’s Sony 4k digital projection technology and Dolby 7.1 surround sound, providing a suitably celebratory conclusion to three years of hard work.
As well as the special screenings, which will take place later this year after the students’ graduation, RCS film students will enjoy a range of benefits at Vue, all designed to enrich their learning experience.
In September 2021, at the start of the next academic year, an alumni showcase screening event for first year students will be held during freshers’ week. Vue will host a successful RCS graduate to talk to students about their career and work.
Other benefits include free film passes for a year for RCS film students.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the world’s top three destinations to study the performing and production arts (QS World University Rankings 2021). In June, it took the number one spot for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022, which ranks the UK’s top 14 specialist conservatoires and colleges.
The BA Filmmaking course has a track record of producing top film talent, with many of its graduates achieving international acclaim, including Oscar nominee and screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns who co-wrote World War One epic and box office smash 1917 with director Sam Mendes.
Glasgow-born Krysty also co-wrote Last Night in Soho with acclaimed director Edgar Wright and it was announced last year that Krysty will co-write a new Star Wars movie with Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi.
Krysty received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for her contribution to film at its summer graduation on July 1.
Vue Glasgow St. Enoch features nine screens, each equipped with Sony 4k digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Three of the screens at the venue are also 3D. All seats across every screen at the new site feature, ‘The Recliner,’ luxury leather seats so guests can watch the latest in Big Screen Entertainment in comfort.
A relaxing bar and lounge space can also be found in the foyer alongside new ‘Snacks and Seat touch screens’ where guests can buy tickets and select and pay for their drinks and snacks using touchscreen technology. Tickets for the site can be purchased at www.myvue.com, priced from £7.99.