The wonderful things people say about us...


"Taking this course has been one of the best decisions I have made in my career. It has further strengthened my passion for filmmaking and I want to get into the field and shoot as soon as possible!"  Megha Wadhwe (2017)

"This course has fundamentally changed the way I think about the potential of film as a medium for communicating the complexities and messiness of the human condition. Although informed by anthropological theory, the course is accessible, practical and focused on producing good quality creative film content. It’s also a lot of fun."
   Neil Pemberton (2017)

"Thank you! You’ve unleashed my inner filmmaker!"   Julia Tanner (2017)


"A highly enlightening and truly insprirational course - the tutors are also natural communicators who share their extensive experience and knowledge extremely well."    Joseph McGonacle (2017)

"Today is my last day in Manchester. I had a ball! The city rocks, sizzles with life and creativity. It is the first city in Europe I have visited and immediately felt as if I fitted in, not sticking out. It is very down to earth, a little rugged on the edges and rich in cultural influences from all over the world. English here is spoken with any accent. And it has got that energy of wanting to make it. Manchester, I think I have fallen in love with you."
Pipaluk Lykke Løgstrup (2016)

"This course changed my approach to fieldwork and data collection and gave me the confidence that I can be able to do a film." Malena Müller (2016)

"What a magical leap into the act of cinedance!" Thomas R. Pederson (2015)
"I feel I have the skills to start experimenting making a film. The best summer school I have ever attended. In fact, probably the best course I have ever attended."  Mari Korpela (2015)
"Excellent intensive compressed documentary filmmaking course."   Leo Gaiashkibos (2015)

"Loved it. Provided great insight and practice." Ndagi Peter Majin (2015)
"The serious no-bullshit approach, always encouraging us to think as ourselves as future professional filmmakers. Patient teachers, wonderful co-participants, lots of laughter and fun - all in all a rich learning experience!"           Cora Bender (2015)

"I had aspirations to make films, in less than two weeks this course has shown me this is achievable. The best ten days I've had in a long time." Scott Gaule, Researcher in Health & Social Change (2014)

"I can't recommend this course highly enough. It was intensive in the best possible way. I've learnt a huge amount and can't wait to get to work on making my own films. The teaching is excellent, with varied and well-paced activities and lots of opportunities for working with other participants. Great balance between theory and practice." Caroline Bithell, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, University of Manchester (2013)

"I have great praise for this short course in ethnographic filmmaking. It was an eye-opening experience that has broadened and deepened my ethnographic gaze." Paul Stoller, Professor of Anthropology, West Chester University, author of The Taste of Ethnographic Things; The Cinematic Griot: The Ethnography of Jean Rouch (2012)

"The course enabled me to explore my research in more depth and in a new way. It was one of the best courses I ever took." 
Andrea Milde, independent musician, performer and film-maker (2011)

"They can make you into a filmmaker within ten days, seriously" Dawa T. Lepcha, social worker and video activist, Sikkim, India (2011)

"It is a really intensive course and brilliant that you produce 3 films in two weeks. Great teachers!"  Sharon MacDonald, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of York. (2010)