Film school rejects students who make films at home in the UK, says Labour MP and film critic Simon Danczuk, as he argues that the government has no right to reject students who made films.
Danczer’s comments follow the revelation of a study that found more than half of students who were rejected from a film and television school in the country went on to make films.
But the Labour MP claimed that while many of the students were able to complete their studies at home, the government’s decision to reject them was a result of the “political pressure” from the Conservatives and “politically motivated” students.
The BBC reported last week that the number of rejected students has risen by 50 per cent since the government announced the change in April last year.
“We are hearing more and more stories about students who have gone home and made films,” Danczy said.
“This is a disgraceful attack on the future of the film industry in the United Kingdom and one that we need to stop.”
It’s not just that a school’s rejection rate is rising.
It’s a clear and present danger for students that are in the industry.
It is also a danger for their careers, their personal relationships and their future employment prospects.
“Danczuka told the BBC: “In the last few months, I’ve had many letters from students and their parents that have written to me, saying, ‘I didn’t know I was rejected because of my film and TV production work.'””
And in many cases they’ve had a hard time getting through the process and they’re very angry that they’ve been rejected, and they’ve gone home.
“In response to Danczar’s comments, the Department for Education said it was “taking steps to ensure that there is a clear path forward” for students who want to take up filmmaking in the future.
It said it had a policy in place for “a maximum of two years” for any student who had completed a project, and that it would only accept projects from students who had already completed the curriculum.
The department added: “The vast majority of applicants have passed their course and have been accepted into the programme.”
They can apply for an extension or a place at a different film and tv school if they wish.”
But Labour’s film critic told the Independent: “There is a strong case to be made that the policy is not working.”
This policy has created a huge obstacle for students in their own right who want a chance to work in film.
“If the policy hadn’t been put in place, then the only people who would have been going to film school were the people who had to take the course and the only reason that students had gone to school was to get the qualifications for the course.”
The government’s policy to reject film and film school applicants has been in place since January 2015.
Critics say that the change has not stopped the growing number of students opting to take part in the profession, and critics say it has made it difficult for those who have been rejected to find work elsewhere.
“In terms of what has changed in the last year or so, I would say it is a huge failure of policy,” Daczuka said.
“I don’t think there’s any way to get through the bureaucracy without changing the policy, but there are people who have got the experience of what’s going on at film school who think that this is going to change anything.”
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