50 Years of Film at Falmouth With Dennis Lowe

Film has been taught at Falmouth for fifty years. The first moving image cameras were bought in 1966, giving Falmouth one of the longest film traditions of any UK university and our alumni can be found today working in every part of the global film, animation and television industries.

Most film courses in the UK were founded in schools of photography, but Falmouth was nurtured in Fine Art – it recognised film as a contemporary form of self-expression and art form in its own right.

One of the first Fine Art students to embrace the moving image was Dennis Lowe who described filmmaking as a ‘marriage of technology with the soul’!  Dennis graduated in 1971 and went on to enjoy a glittering career in special and optical effects working on films such as Alien, Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Crystal, The Never Ending Story, Sense & Sensibility, The Talented Mr Ripley, The English Patient and Cold Mountain.

This year we are celebrating 50 years of film making at Falmouth – half a century of producing dynamic, independent, creative storytellers who work in film, TV, animation and VFX. We are honoured to welcome Dennis back to the place where his film career started, and to inspire the next generation of passionate filmmakers who also want to combine technology with the soul.

Christopher Morris. Director of the School of Film & Television.


December 2nd at The Poly on, 7:30-9:30pm. For tickets, call The Poly Box Office on 01326 319461 

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