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  • Award-winning UWE Bristol graduate to take part in Q&A at Arnolfini event


    An event at Arnolfini next week will give the audience the chance to get up close with UWE Bristol graduate Lindsey Parietti, the brainchild behind Baby Chimp Rescue, the three-part series showing on BBC2. Lindsey conceived the original idea while studying for her Wildlife Filmmaking Master's at UWE Bristol and it was subsequently commissioned by the BBC's Natural History Unit.

  • Three UWE Bristol Wildlife Filmmaking graduates win at prestigious film festival


    Three MA Wildlife Filmmaking alumni from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have won awards for their films at Jackson Wild, a world renown international wildlife film festival taking place at Jackson Hole in Wyoming.

  • Hip-Hop festival Amplify lands in Lawrence Hill


    Amplify returns for its second year of live music, workshops, art and more, taking place this year on Friday 15 March at Trinity Centre, Bristol.

  • Two wins for UWE Students at Regional RTS Awards


    The winners of the RTS West of England Student Awards were announced at an awards ceremony at The Everyman Cinema in Bristol on 12 February. The region had received the highest ever number of entries across a range of categories including drama, animation, short form, comedy and entertainment and factual.

  • Channel 4 bosses visit Bristol for first time since announcing Creative Hub move


    Channel 4 bosses visited Bristol to meet the team behind the bid which convinced the network to open one of its two new creative hubs in the city.

  • UWE Bristol graduate film throws light on period poverty


    Girl, directed by recent UWE Bristol graduate Lowri Roberts, pulls no punches, tackling issues around immigration, homelessness and periods. The 12 minute film has been officially selected for the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, premiering on Saturday 13 October.

  • Honorary degree awarded to David Olusoga


    UWE Bristol awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to David Olusoga in recognition of his contribution to the public understanding of the past as an author, TV presenter and producer. He is a public intellectual who offers a nuanced and sensitive approach to contested histories which resonate today.

  • Graduates' wildlife films nominated for 'Green Oscars'


    Two emerging wildlife film directors who graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will compete for “Green Oscars” at this year's Wildscreen Festival in October. Their short films are nominated for the Bristol event's 2018 Wildscreen Panda Awards, the wildlife film and TV industry's highest accolade.

  • Filmmaking graduate wins Student BAFTA for Blood Island documentary


    UWE Bristol graduate Lindsey Parietti has won a Student BAFTA award for her nature documentary Blood Island. The film director picked up the gong at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Student Film Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday evening.

  • Student designed Gromit to go on display at Bower Ashton as part of arts trail


    A Gromit sculpture painted by two UWE Bristol graduates is to go on display at the University's Bower Ashton campus, as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 public arts trail, which takes place in Bristol over the summer. The artists decorated the dog – one half of the Wallace and Gromit duo in the eponymous animation films – after winning a competition to design the canine character.

  • Filmmaking graduate's documentary reaches final three for Student BAFTAs


    A documentary made by a UWE Bristol graduate has made it to the finals of the 2018 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Student Film Awards. Lindsey Parietti's Blood Island is one of only three finalists in the Awards' Documentary category. Two other films made by the University's graduates were selected for the long list, following hundreds of submissions worldwide.

  • Pervasive Media Studio celebrates 10 years


    Bristol's Pervasive Media Studio, a creative space at Watershed that hosts artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Saturday 17 February. Members of the public of all ages are invited to visit the Studio to explore some of the projects created by its residents.

  • Filmmaking and animation students the best in the West


    UWE's filmmaking and animation students have dominated at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) West of England Student Awards. In a strong field of nominations from colleges across the region, UWE students won the Animation, Factual, Comedy, Entertainment and Short Feature categories. The RTS also recognised the exceptional craft contributions of many individual students to the winning films. In total UWE had 10 out of the 17 nominations.

  • Bristol named UNESCO City of Film


    Bristol's reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised with the announcement that it has been named a UNESCO City of Film.

    The announcement by the Director-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) made this morning confirmed that Bristol has succeeded in its bid and will join the likes of Sydney, Galway, Rome and Bradford as a City of Film.

  • Journalism students poised to capture best of Festival of the Future City 2017


    Journalism students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will put their learning to the test when they receive unrivalled access to a major festival.

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