Student-led Film Festival has launched!!

As part of their module, FLMS2250 – Film Cultures – students are running a film festival in EE1026 across this entire Worcester Week. Admission to the films is free, and a charity box is available for donations in support of RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Prevention).

The event kicked off with a brief talk by Lisa, CEO of RSVP explaining the nature of the charity and outlining the great work it does in the West Midlands and Birmingham areas.

The FLMS2250 class have worked tirelessly to organize some great films and cinema-foods are available for more than reasonable prices:


The films kick of at 1pm every day this week, with each day a different theme. Today being Halloween, the theme is obviously HORROR MOVIES!

By the time the film started, there were many more people in the audience. Note the photobomb by the normally photo-shy Paul Elliott. 

The schedule of films for today (31 October) are:

13:00 – Oculus (Mike Flanagan, 2013)

15:00 – The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002)

17:30 – The Conjuring 2 (James Wan, 2016)

20:00 – The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)


Tuesday’s theme is Musicals

Wednesday’s theme is Chick Flicks

Thursday’s theme is British Action Movies

Friday’s theme is still a mystery… more details, when we get them!



University of Worcester [Worcester Week] Film Festival


Are you ready for the first student-run University of Worcester Film Festival?
Showing a wide range of films across five days, there will surely be something to take your fancy. We’ve got food and fun and it’s all for a good cause, supporting the great charity RSVP (Rape & Sexual Violence Prevention). Lisa, the CEO of RSVP, will open the festival on Monday at 12:00.

Come join us every day from Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November, 12:00 – 10:00pm in EE 1026. Schedule below

Check out our Films pages for more information about each of the films that we’re showing, and don’t forget to check in with us over on our Facebook page.

Schedule of films:

4Monday 31 October (Horror Movies)

13:00 – 14:40 – Oculus (2013)

15:00 – 17:00 – The Ring (2002)

17:30 – 19:45 – The Conjuring 2 (2016)

20:00 – 21:40 – The Babadook (2014)


Tuesday 1 November (Musicals)2

13:00 – 15:00 – Once (2007)

15:30 – 17:00 – Grease (1978)

17:00 – 18:50 – Chicago (2002)

19:20 – 21:40 – Across the Universe (2007)


Wednesday 2 November (Chick Flicks)3

13:00 – 14:40 – Juno (2007)

15:00 – 17:00 – Heathers (1988)

17:30 – 19:00 – Mean Girls (2004)

19:30 – White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)


Thursday 3 November (Action UK-Style)

13:00 – 15:00 – The Italian Job (1969)

15:30 – 17:30 – Snatch (2000)

18:00 – 20:00 – Hot Fuzz (2007)

20:15 – 22:00 – Attack the Block (2011)


Friday 4 November (Mystery Films)

13:00 – 15:00 – ????

15:00 – 17:00 – ????

17:00 – 19:00 – ????

19:00 – 21:00 – ????

All films will be screened in EE1026

Admission is free; donations gratefully received in support of RSVP

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Guest Lecture by Adrian Smith

Super-thanks to Adrian Smith who came in to talk to the Film Cultures class on 25 October about his research into

“The Distribution and Exhibition of ‘Cult Films’ in the 1960s and 1970s Britian”.


We got insight into the Secrets of Sex and the wacky world of Euro-Spy films, as well as the distribution and exhibition of sex-instruction films in British cinemas, particularly in the Soho area.

Adrian also got the students to discuss their own experiences with watching cult movies and where/how they encountered these films. (apologies for the rubbish photos)

Thanks again, Adrian!

Coming Next to Splendid Cinema


20 October

The Witch; a New England Folktale (US, UK, CA, BR, Robert Eggers, 2015) 15 cert. 92 min.

The Witch launches Splendid Cinema’s new “Cult Film Thursdays” programme just in time for Halloween. A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.


Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start

Tickets £5 on the door

Splendid Cinema presents Anomalisa on 6 October

Coming next at Splendid Cinema


Anomalisa (US, Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman, 2015) 15 cert. 90 min

Both very funny and deeply touching, Anomalisa is widely regarded as an outright masterpiece of stop-motion animation. The film follows a lonely customer service expert (voiced by David Thewlis) who perceives everyone (Tom Noonan) as identical until he meets a unique woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in a Cincinnati hotel.

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start

Tickets £5 on the door