Dr Stephen Connolly

Senior Lecturer in Film Production, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Stephen is a Senior Lecturer on the Film Production course at Farnham, leading Year 1 and the Encounters and ScreenCraft units.

Stephen joined the Film Production team at UCA in 2018, having previously worked as a freelance filmmaker and educator. He has an established artist practice as a filmmaker, screening work internationally since 2004. Starting with 16mm film, in recent years his practice has embraced digital media; he subscribes to the ‘complete filmmaker’ approach and undertakes all production roles in his work.

Stephen is interested in the depiction of space, history and mobility in his moving image work, winning awards at film and media festivals and serving as a festival juror. A Kent 50 Scholar at the University of Kent, his doctorate explored the space of the city of Detroit, UCA.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • MeCCSA
  • FHEA

External examination:

  • Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Taicang, China 2020-25

Awards, Grants and Commissions:


  • First Prize, Practice as Research Portfolio, Moving Image BAFTSS 2018
  • Kent 50 Scholar, PhD Research Scholarship, University of Kent 2013-16
  • Ghostly Award for Sound Design - Ann Arbor FIlm Festival 2009
  • Girot Award for Editorial and Editing - Ann Arbor Film Festival 2006


Grants & Commissions:

  • GeoHumanities Creative Commission, Royal Holloway UL, University of Padua 2019-20
  • LAFVA Production Award, Film London/Arts Council of England 2008
  • One to One Award, Film London/ Arts Council of England 2006
  • Artist Commission, Metropole Gallery, Folkestone 2005
  • Artist Commission, Navigating History, Heritage Lottery/ACE 2004


Archives / Collections:

  • BFI Artists’ Moving Image Archive, London
  • LUX Artists’ Moving Image, London
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado US
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico US

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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