Students to showcase work at film event in Sheffield

Molly Keyworth, 18, whose work will be screened as part of the Showroom Shorts event in Sheffield this month, with UTC Sheffield Principal Nick Crew
Molly Keyworth, 18, whose work will be screened as part of the Showroom Shorts event in Sheffield this month, with UTC Sheffield Principal Nick Crew
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Creative and digital students at University Technical College in Sheffield will be showcasing their work at an event celebrating local filmmakers.

Showroom Shorts is being organised with the South Yorkshire Film Network at the Showroom Cinema tonight.

Work from 17 students from UTC Sheffield will be screened, including film trailers and music videos created during their course after being set a challenge by Sheffield-based independent production company, Warp Films.

Molly Keyworth, aged 18, produced an art house music video for local band The Sherlocks, which was released by their record label as the group’s official music video for the song Live for the Moment.

She said: “This has been an amazing opportunity. It has been brilliant to have the chance to meet, and create something for a top film company and local band.

“We have been really lucky to be able to use the professional set-up at the UTC in order to do this as part of our studies.”

UTC Sheffield is for 14- to 19-year-olds and specialises in creative and digital and the advanced engineering and manufacturing industries.

Principal Nick Crew said: “Employers are an integral part of the UTC curriculum, shaping the technical skills development and learning of our students. This creative and digital industries project is testament to the success of that approach.”

It offers students traditional academic courses, including GCSEs and A Levels, and technical qualifications in either creative and digital or advanced engineering and manufacturing. Employers are involved in the curriculum, and set work projects and briefs as part of students’ coursework. Some also provide work experience and placements.

The facility, which opened in September 2013 and was the first in Yorkshire, has capacity for 600 students.