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European Success for Belfast Student

Second year film student from Queen’s University, Amy Moore has been selected to represent QFT and the UK in the Europa Cinema “27 Times Cinema” event at the prestigious Venice Film Festival which takes place from 28 August - 7thSeptember 2013. QFT is one of 27 cinemas from across the European Union states to be selected to send a young movie goer to spend ten days at the Festival watching the “Venice Days” selection and share opinions and ideas.

Following a tough selection process Amy was the one successful candidate selected from the UK and she is looking forward to the experience, “This is such an incredible opportunity.  I am a true cinephile and watch between eight and ten movies a week.  To have the chance to attend one of the best Film Festivals in the world and also to be part of a team of reviewers from all over Europe is extremely exciting.  This will be a great introduction for me to the real world of film as I think about my future career as a film-maker”
Commenting on Amy’s success is Professor of Film Studies at Queen’s University, Cahal McLaughlin “We are immensely proud that Amy will be representing the University, QFT and Northern Ireland at this event.  It is a great achievement to be selected and we know that Amy will do us proud.  Queen’s University boasts the unique combination of a strong School of Creative Arts and Northern Ireland’s leading cultural cinema – QFT.  Working together with QFT we are able to offer these unique opportunities to our students and Amy has grasped this opportunity with both hands.”

Susan Picken, Head of QFT recognises how important opportunities like this can be, “To have the chance to attend such a prestigious Film Festival in this way at the start of your career is priceless.  The experience and the networking opportunities that this presents are not to be taken for granted and I know that Amy will make the most of every moment.”

Amy departs on 28th August and will be keeping everyone updated on her progress via the Europa Cinemas Blog.

Further information from:  Marion Campbell/07814 944020

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