SLIC has announced the winners of its 2009 student film competition.

Landscape auteurs recognised

Sarah Coombes and Oliver Hayles from the University of Gloucester and Rob Playford from the University of Sheffield have been awarded joint first-prize.

This year, students were challenged to produce a three-minute film outlining how landscape architects can fight climate change. “Voting on the entrants was extremely close,” said SLIC chair Matt Ellins from Kingston University. “In the event, we decided to award two first prizes.”
SLIC commended Sarah and Oliver’s film for its “positive messages about the role of landscape architects in creating a different future”, and Rob’s for its flow and visual impact. Third prize went to Martin Duma from the University of Bucharest for his visually arresting black and white animation.

SLIC is currently planning its programme for the coming year. “SLIC aims to promote the profession and create opportunities for students to meet, collaborate and share ideas,” says Matt. “We depend on the enthusiasm of landscape students to get things off the ground, so if you have ideas for the coming year, or think there is something we should be taking forward, please speak to your SLIC rep or Steve Cole at the LI.”

Entries to the competition can be viewed on Talking Landscape.


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