World renowned film critic David Thomson, made a rare UK personal appearance at the Depot Cinema, Lewes, on 10 March, sharing his insights in conversation with Depot Young Programmers. Three of these programmers were Varndean students: Edie Dams, Carlos Almonacid and Phoebe Ralph, who are participants in this programme.
Cosmat, the Sussex wide event for 16-19 year olds took place on Friday 24th November at Duke of York’s Picture House Cinema, Brighton. Supported by The Brighton Film School, the event started with a Q&A between film educator, Mark Ramey, from Collyer’s Sixth Form College, interviewing film director, Ben Wheatley about his journey into film-making and his film ‘Sightseers’ (2012).
Varndean College A Level Film Studies student, Jules Stockwell, along with fellow student and assistant crew member Will Palmer, have just won ‘Make it Short’, a competition held as part of the Lewes Short Film Festival, in association with Brighton Film School. Budding filmmakers competed to create the best short film shot in a 24 hour period, which was launched back on 6 October at Lewes’s new Depot Cinema.