What an amazing past 2 months we’ve had! From trips to Paris, a film festival, the media showcases and our new May starters, it has been a very busy time for us all round. Here’s a bumper catch up to see what we’ve been up to.

Where to start? Probably be the amazing time we had in Paris in early April where groups got to grips with briefs from the Contemporary Expectations and The Networked Society modules covering themes such as love in the digital age, gentrification, precarious labour, consumerism and more.  Here are some pics we snapped while out there. 

On our return to the UK, we got busy with work for 2 big events: the ever popular East Winds Film Festival and our Media showcases (a chance for us to show off all the amazing work we did in Paris and presentation from our January starters). The East Winds Film Festival is a unique event – the largest film festival of its kind outside London and this year students on MA CCM were running the whole show. 

The guests this year were Thai actress Latkamon ‘Pim’ Pinrojkirati, star of our two premieres ‘Grace’ and ‘School Tales’ followed on later in the week by Parkpoom Wongpoom, acclaimed director of the Thai smash hit ‘Kitarajanipon’. A star studded opening night was followed by 5 days of blockbusters, tearjerkers, action thrill rides and some scares too! Here are a few pics snapped by the lovely Esme from the week.

We also managed to grab a chat with Pim and she talked us through all things acting, her approach to difficult roles and the process of working on Grace and School Tales. 

On the same week as the festival, we also held our Media showcase 1 and 2. This was the culmination of all the work we had done in Paris while also incorporating work from the January start group in one big CCM extravaganza taking over Square One, the Hub and the Tank! Here are the highlights from the media showcases.

We also had a photography exhibition and installations showcasing the projects from Paris:

To end May off nicely, we’ve grown the CCM family with the addition of a new May start and have been joined by a vibrant group hailing from a diverse range of places such as China, Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Looking ahead, our September starters have now started work on their final projects while the January starters will be heading to Barcelona from the 3rd to the 7th of September for an exciting range of live research briefs. We can’t wait for an awesome summer!