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14 June 2024

QMUL Film and Drama are hiring a Technical Manager for their new cinema and arts lab
5 May 2023

QMUL Film and Drama are hiring a Technical Manager for their new cinema and arts lab

Please see the link below for the full job description


BLOC is complete!
10 October 2022

Work is now complete on BLOC, a new Film & Drama Arts Research Facility at QMUL, comprising a state-of-the art 4K cinema with Dolby ATMOS, gallery equipped for multiscreen projection, sound-proofed film studio, performance project room, with interaction and monitoring capability from an adjacent post-production suite, and a sound-proofed recording booth. All spaces are fully accessible, physically connected, and digitally networked.  We are excited to be programming this space from January 2023.

University rankings league table success
29 September 2022

In the 2022 university rankings, QMUL Film came 5th in the Guardian League Tables and 6th in The Times League Table. We are very happy to have maintained a top ten position for nearly a decade.  

23 May 2022

QMUL Film came 1st for Research Outputs (the books we write and films we make) and 9th overall in the national Research Excellence Framework exercise. This is the first REF we have been involved in and we are very happy that the excellence of our research has been duly recognised.

Doctoral Researcher awarded 'best doctoral or early career film of the year' title by the AHRC
2 December 2021

Doctoral Researcher within the Department of Film, Alex Widdowson, has been awarded 'Best doctoral or early career film of the year' by the AHRC at the 2021 Research in Film Awards.

Alumnus releases new film
2 December 2021

Alumnus, Matt Kay (Film Studies BA, 2011) has recently released his latest film, To Live and Die in Alabama.

Alumni participate in Film Futures panel
1 December 2021

On Thursday 25th November, a panel of Film alumni got together to share their insights and career journeys with students in an event organised by Eugene Doyen, Director of Education and Lecturer in Film Practice, and hosted by Careers Consultant, Heather Barsam.

Queen Mary student nominated for two AHRC research awards
24 September 2021

Queen Mary University of London PhD candidate Alex Widdowson in the Department of Film Studies has been nominated for both the Best Doctoral or Early Career Film of the Year and Best Animated Film of the Year awards by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Hollywood Icons: Elizabeth Taylor: A Fierce Love
9 September 2021

Dr Lucy Bolton has recently featured on the Channel 5 programme 'Hollywood Icons'.

FILM REVIEW: Neuro-Diversity Explored in Film
9 September 2021

Film Review by Professor Janet Harbord, Professor of Film, Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary academic contributes to major report on urban violence
30 June 2021

Dr Ashvin Devasundaram from Queen Mary University of London has contributed to a new report from the British Academy on the theme of urban violence.

Queen Mary alumna wins BAFTA for Best Single Drama
7 June 2021

Stella Corradi has won a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for her film Sitting in Limbo, which was inspired by the Windrush scandal.


SLLF student nominated for BAFTA EE Rising Star Award
1 April 2021

First year BA Film Studies student, Conrad Khan, talks to us about his experiences studying at Queen Mary and being nominated for a BAFTA.

London Screen Studies Group Research Training Day at Kings
15 November 2018

17 November: London Screen Studies Group Research Training Day at Kings (University of London). Lucy Bolton and Lisa Duffy will be chairing sessions at this day-long event for doctoral students.

Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram to introduce a special screening of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'
1 November 2018

Dr. Ash Devasundaram will be introducing a special screening of the Indian Indie film Lipstick Under My Burkha followed by Q&A at the Portsmouth Film Society on 6th November.

Dr. Ash Devasundaram to give talk at University of Southampton
1 November 2018

Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram is giving a talk at the University of Southampton on 13th November.

The Rise of New Indian Indies: Torchbearers of an Indian Cinema Revolution


Ash Devasundaram's new book out now
1 November 2018

Film Studies lecturer Dr. Ash Devasundaram's new edited volume is out now:

Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution

Dr. Anat Pick was a guest on the latest episode of Knowing Animals
1 October 2018

Dr. Anat Pick shared insights into her latest research on the podcast. The episode can be heard here.

Multifaceted cinema screening events for 'Movies, Memories, Magic'
25 September 2018

Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram, in conjunction with the UK Asian Film Festival, is crowdfunding for CrossCurrentz, which will bespoke events into screenings of his documentary.

Taking a Bow: The Leading Man LGBT+
6 August 2018

The Leading Man, a stage play written by Eugene Doyen, had two successful public performances on the Thursday and Friday in the run up to and in support of Brighton Pride.

Dr. Lucy Bolton was an invited speaker at 'An Afternoon with Joan Crawford' at the BFI
4 August 2018

Dr. Lucy Bolton co-hosted the sold-out event exploring the many faces of the Hollywood star as part of the British Film Institute's season "Fierce: The Untameable Joan Crawford".

The Leading Man: A New Stage Play
2 August 2018

The Leading Man, a new stage play by Film Practice lecturer Eugene Doyen, had its first public performances 2nd and 3rd August at Purple Playhouse Theatre, Hove, Brighton.


'Movies, memories, magic' screens in Bangalore
20 July 2018

Movies, memories, magic, directed by Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram, had an international screening at the British Council in Bangalore.

Vivien Leigh annual remembrance event
8 July 2018

We were pleased to host the Vivien Leigh Circle again for their annual remembrance of the star. The event was impeccably curated by Dr. Lucy Bolton and highlighted the continued scholarship QMUL is doing on Leigh, as well as talks from PhD students Cathy Lomax (who also painted the art for the programmes) and Georgia Brown (who joined us via Skype from Scotland). The afternoon also included a screening of THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE, generous pours of Negronis, a raffle of Leigh memorabilia and a visit from Puppy Vivien.

For more pictures of the event, visit our Facebook page.

MA Documentary graduate wins festival prize
5 July 2018

Our 2017 MA Documentary Practice graduate Capucine Salvi-Offer wins Best Short Documentary at the California Women’s Film Festival for her QM graduation film 'Knitting For Knockers'. Congratulations to Cappy!

New publications from Dr. Anat Pick
15 June 2018

Dr. Anat Pick has published chapters in two recently released edited collections. "Vegan Cinema" can be found in Thinking Veganism in Literature and Culture, edited by Emelia Quinn and Benjamin Westwood for Palgrave Macmillan. "Vulnerability" is published in Critical Terms for Animal Studies, edited by Lori Gruen for University of Chicago Press.

"The Many Faces of Agnès Varda" at the BFI
2 June 2018

"The Many Faces of Agnès Varda" was an afternoon of richly illustrated talks and discussions that provided an introduction to the work of Agnès Varda, including a presentation from Professor Sue Harris and a roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Jenny Chamarette.

BFI Philosophical Screens
9 May 2018

Dr. Lucy Bolton led a panel discussion for the latest instalment of the "Philosophical Screens" series at the BFI following a screening of Something Wild (1986).

"Southgate to Brighton" screened at London Greek Film Festival
8 May 2018

Athena Mandis' new short film, Southgate to Brighton, screened at the London Greek Film Festival on 8 May 2018.

QMUL Tate Exchange Residency
5 May 2018

As part of QMUL's week-long residency at Tate Modern, Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram participated in a panel discussion following a screening of Bag Mohajer (2016).

Steven Eastwood wins QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Award
24 April 2018

At the QMUL Enterprise and Engagement Awards, Steven Eastwood took home the prize for Academic Innovation for his documentary feature Island, and its sister art installation, The Interval and the Instant.

Movies, Memories, Magic
18 March 2018

On 19th March Ash Devasundaram's new film, Movies, Memories, Magic, will be screened with a Q & A as part of the UK Asian Film Festival.

Breaching Bollywood's Bastion: India's New Independent Cinema
12 February 2018

Explore how India’s new breed of alternative ‘Indie’ films are sculpting a cinematic revolution - with Ashvin I. Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary, University of London. A talk at the British Library, hosted by Prof. Daya Thussu, co-director of the India Media Centre, University of Westminster.

Ash Devasundaram dicusses dubbing movies on the BBC World Service
13 November 2017

Ash Devasundaram, lecturer in world cinema in the Department of Film Studies, will be speaking on the BBC World Service radio programme, The Why Factor - Dubbing Movies, which will be broadcast on Monday November 13th 2017.

Ash Devasundaram to give keynote speech
30 October 2017

Ash Devasundaram, lectrurer in Film Studies at Queen Mary, is to give the keynote speech on New Indian Cinema at the Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards organised by Cinema for All (British Federation of Film Societies).

Full details available here

London Asian Film Festival screening
27 February 2017

The Centre for Film and Ethics presents a screening of Anatomy of Violence as part of the London Asian Film Festival.

The Interval and the Instant
23 February 2017

A film practice research project by Steven Eastwood, presented by The Centre for Film and Ethics


16 December 2016


2 November 2016


Talk: Professor Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois)
1 November 2016

Talk: Professor Lilya Kaganovsky (University of Illinois) ‘Sound in Dziga Vertov's Three Songs of Lenin'

Shame Chorus Project - documented by QM FIilm students
10 October 2016

Shame Chorus is an uplifting new music and spoken word project created by international artist Jordan McKenzie, working in collaboration with the Freud Museum in London, psychoanalyst Susie Orbach and

Abject Agency beyond ‘Soft’ and ‘Hard’ Ethics in Global Cinema
6 October 2016

We are pleased to announce the first event run by the Centre for Film and Ethics at Queen Mary University of London.

Ash Devasundaram at 'Litro Live! India Launch'
20 September 2016

On 13th October, at Waterstone's Piccadilly, department of Film studies Lecturer in World Cinema Ashvin Devasundaram will be giving a talk on his book and new Indian Indie Cinema.

19 August 2016

Surviving Spaces: Action Sequences, Embodiment and Appropriation - a talk by Dr Nick Jones
4 March 2015

Postproduction will be presenting Dr Nick Jones at the launch of his new book, Hollywood Action Films and Spatial Theory.

Vivien Leigh and the Star Archive
11 February 2015

A study day on March 7th 2015, organised by the Film Studies Department at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Sue Harris presents at French film festival Premiers Plans
29 January 2015

Dr Sue Harris was recently invited to attend the prestigious Premiers Plans festival.

Film Studies alumnus Marilena Parouti's documentary published online
5 November 2014

Marilena Parouti: Theo Angelopoulos documentary published at Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, Issue 2.

On-stage discussion with Professor Dudley Andrew
9 October 2014

The Film Department at Queen Mary University of London invites you to an on-stage discussion with Dudley Andrew, R. Selden Rose Professor of Film and Comparative Literature at Yale University.

The Fox, a film by MA in Documentary Practice Student He He
1 October 2014

He He was a student on the MA in Documentary Practice at Queen Mary, University of London.

Author Kim Curran visits Queen Mary
1 October 2014

Author Kim Curran visited Queen Mary

Lucy Bolton on 'Grace of Monaco'
5 June 2014

Lucy Bolton writes for Times Higher Education

Living British Cinema presents: QM Films Afloat
30 May 2014

The Floating Cinema, QMUL, Wednesday 4th June, 12noon - 4pm.

'Film incites France's fury' by Dr Sue Harris
30 May 2014

Dr Sue Harris writes on the release of a new film on the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal

Screening the Forest
17 April 2014

Screening the Forest

Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Vladimir Tyulkin visits Department of Film
3 March 2014

Vladimir Tyulkin (Kazakhstan) will present a double bill of his films.

QM Film Studies Research Seminar: Pills, Queers and Archives!
29 January 2014

Co-organized by the Department of Film Studies and Sophie Mayer.

QM Film graduate wins Guardian competition
20 June 2013

Congratulations to Matthew Kay

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