Film@CultureLab is a new state of the art centre for Film Practice at Newcastle University. It provides a space for the convergence of creative vision, aesthetic innovation and critical thinking to produce distinctive forms of cinematic art.
It offers a conducive environment for interdisciplinary practice-based experimentation in filmmaking that problematises formatted approaches to non-fiction filmmaking dominating the broadcast industry. It also allows for explorations into hybrid possibilities and new ways of visualising narratives that reside in the meshes of reality and fiction.
The aim is to arrive at distinctive forms of film practices that draw on the realist imperative of observational documentary and the expressivist slant of fiction to herald a cinematic docu-expressivism.