King's College London Film Society
The King's College London Film Society was created in September 2008, as a dedicated society for Film Studies students, film screenings and filmmaking. The society is open to all students at King’s.
The Society has three main purposes:
- We screen films every week, which are completely free and open to everyone.
- We have meetings for our filmmakers group, aiming to encourage both practised amateurs and complete beginners, by sourcing and lending equipment, critiquing work and sharing useful ideas.
- Finally, we go to the pub after each screening and Filmmakers meeting, have a drink or two and a nice chat.
Filmmakers Meetings are every Monday in room FS1 in the Film Studies Department at 6.15pm.
Screenings are every Thursday during term time (excluding Reading Weeks) at 6pm in the Arthur & Paula Lucas Lecture Theatre (Room S-2.18).
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Short Cuts, The King’s College London Film Society’s Annual 48hr Film Competition
An exciting competition in which entrants are given a keyword and 48 hours to write, record and edit a short film.
A panel of three judges, selected from the King's Film Department Staff, will critically evaluate the entries and select a consensus winner by debate.
The Film Studies Department will also award a first prize of £100.
This year the competition will begin at 10:00 on Saturday 26 November and finish at 10:00 on Monday 28 November.
Further details of the Short Cuts competition
- Films should be written, recorded and edited all within the given 48 hour period. Production should not begin on any film before this point.
- A panel of three judges, selected from the King's Film Department Staff, will critically evaluate the entries and select a consensus winner by debate.
- A Keyword, selected on the day by the KCLFilmSoc President, must be incorporated all entries (thematically, visually or perhaps as a title). The purpose of the keyword is primarily to prevent entrants beginning work before the time period. The relevance of the keyword to the entry is not used as a judging criteria (in that a film wherein the keyword is crucially important will not necessarily be judged higher than a film which makes only cursory allusion to it), however entrants may be required to explain its relevance to their work if it is not otherwise obvious to the judging panel (and can be disqualified if they are unable to do so).
- Films are to be no more than 7 minutes long. In exceptional circumstances longer entries (to an absolute maximum of 15min) will be accepted so long as this has been justified and agreed with the KCLFilmSoc president in advance.
- Crews are to be of no more than four people. At least one crew member must be a King's student and all non-KCL entrants must be cleared with the KCLFilmSoc president before the beginning of the competition.
- Entries may be submitted in .MOV or .AVI file types, or on DVD. Other formats may be accepted if they have been agreed on with the KCLFilmSoc President in advance. All entries must be tested for file corruptions and faults by entrants before they are submitted. Short Cuts accepts no responsibility for said faults should they occur during judging or screenings. No entries will be accepted beyond the Monday 10am deadline. All entries musty be handed in by an entrant in person. Email or drop-box submissions will not be accepted.
This year the competition will begin at 10:00 on Saturday 24 November and finish at 10:00 on Monday 26 November, with entries being submitted to the KCLFilmSoc president at the Caffe Nero at the Strand End of Waterloo Bridge, on Lancaster Place.
The screening and prize-giving will be held in room K-1.56 at 18:15 also on Tuesday 27 November.