Newport Film School one of the best in the world
The Newport Film School at the University of Wales, Newport has been officially recognised on the international stage for the quality of its students, staff and the films it produces at an industry conference held in Barcelona.
The 2010 CILECT Congress (an international association for the best film and television schools around the world) unanimously voted in Newport Film School as a full CILECT member - only two of the ten new film schools going for full membership were given this accolade.
“This is an incredible pat on the back for the staff, students and alumni of film school,” said Christopher Morris, Head of Newport Film School. “This reflects our history, our passion for film and the enormous amount of work done over the past 44 years to make Newport a film school with such an enviable international reputation.”
Newport joins top film schools from the USA to India, and from France to China, in an association whose goals are to provide a means for international co-operation and exchange of ideas and to the encouragement of film and television training in the developing world.
CILECT (The Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) was founded in Cannes in 1955 and has grown to include 148 institutions from 58 countries on five continents. A significant number of the world's leading film and television makers are graduates of member schools. Newport Film School is the only film school in Wales with this international accolade.