Lecturers at Edge Hill University joined forces with Channel 4 to host a ’10 Second Film Workshop’ at the internationally renowned Keswick Film Festival.


Department of Media lecturers Carl Hunter, Clare Heney and Carol Poole delivered the workshop to introduce people to the world of Micro Films and to help them to create their own films during the session.

Armed only with phones and iPads, budding film-makers shot and edited 10 second films inspired by the poetry of the Romantics in the grand setting of Greta Hall, an 18th century mansion which was home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


Dame Janet Suzman, the noted actress whose career has included working with directors such as Peter Greenaway and Federico Fellini, dropped in at one point.

Channel 4 supported the workshop as part of 9·88 Films, an ultra-short filmmaking challenge which invites anyone living in a Commonwealth country to submit a film which lasts no longer than 10 seconds. The winning films will be used in pre-feature screenings across the country and the winner will receive a number of industry-standard prizes to help with their future film-making.


The workshop formed part of Edge Hill’s links with both Channel 4 and Keswick Film Festival, building on the University’s growing reputation in the film industry. Edge Hill has already forged important links with the Ann Arbor Film Festival, one of America’s longest running independent film festivals, and this latest partnership further demonstrates the commitment of the Media Department to build on their strong links within the film festival industry.

Keswick Film Festival will run for 4 days, showing over 30 films at venues across the Lake District to guests including BAFTA winner John Hurt.

To find out more about studying film and television at Edge Hill University, visit ehu.ac.uk/studyfilmtv