Staffordshire University has established itself as the most progressive, forward thinking university when it comes to film. Their record speaks for itself and is quite simply unparalleled amongst competitors. In the last four years alone the students have been excelling at the Royal Television Society awards, the Virgin Media shorts awards, Exposures and various other short festivals, whilst the staff are producing works in the Galway Film Fleadh, Seattle Film Festival, Raindance and the Melbourne International Film Festival. The research group, the Centre for Media, Arts & Technologies (C-MAT) has some of the leading academics in the field of film production. James Fair (director), John Bradburn (cinematographer) and Andy Paton (editor) have been present throughout the 72 project and are all colleagues at the university.
The university’s position as a leader of the film production field has been recently demonstrated by their innovative courses that are offered with links to Filmbase in Ireland and Raindance in London.