On the 27th of November 2019, Central Film School held a ceremony for the 2019 Graduation Class of BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking, BA (Hons) Screenwriting & MA Directing Fiction. The event was held at the BFI Southbank, the home of British cinema, with the graduation films being screened in the NFT3 cinema and the reception held in the Blue Room. The commencement speech was delivered by Palm D’Or and BAFTA winning Director Ken Loach who encouraged the graduates to tell stories centred around those who are forgotten and ignored by today’s society.
Premier screenings took place of the cohort’s short films as part of the graduation ceremony of both the BA and MA films prior to the awarding of their University of Gloucestershire degrees. Pany Konstantinidou, MA Directing Fiction graduate 2019, gave the Student Speech at the ceremony and reminded her peers that true wisdom comes from realising how little you know, and to constantly strive to know more, to grow, to learn throughout life.
Our CEO Rory Curley stated that ‘Our 2019 BA and MA graduates should be incredibly proud of their achievements at Central Film School, particularly their graduating films, some of the best we have seen produced at the School. We were honoured to have a filmmaker of Ken Loach’s stature give the commencement speech and are sure his words of wisdom will inspire the students to great things as they enter the next stage of their careers’
Central Film School is an approved higher education provider in the UK, focused on providing students and graduates with the skills they need to be successful in the film industry. Programmes include BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking, BA (Hons) Screenwriting and a variety of Master Degree’s and Short Courses.