Take One

Our Film Studies students can take advantage of our partnership with Take One,  the official publication of Cambridge Film Festival, to write film reviews for UK film festivals, with some even selected to cover Cannes.   Student Tamika describes the work she undertook and how it helped prepare her for working in the film industry.


A sequence of images showing students working for the Take One publication at Cambridge Film Festival

“My role, along with fellow students and writers at Take One, was to write four or more reviews on a variety of films shown at the festival.

“We were given press passes and allowed to view some films that we picked ourselves and some that were allocated to us. During the festival, I was able to chat with the director of one of the documentaries I watched, but there were many other opportunities to get involved in like hosting Q&As, interviewing directors and taking editorial ownership of the daily, a printed article that included interviews, previews and reviews.

Take One was a safe platform to gain experience and the team were always willing to help and answer any questions we had. I thoroughly enjoyed my time writing for Take One as I got to watch incredible documentaries, shorts and feature films. I hope to be involved in other film festivals in the future and continue to gain experience film reviewing.

Read the Cambridge Film Festival 2018 edition of Take One below, including reviews by some of our students

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