Cumbria professor shines at New York sci-fi film festival

Peter by Jane Topping Credit: University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria's Fine Art programme leader, Jane Topping, won Best Short Film for her production 'Peter' at the Philip K Dick Sci-fi Film Festival.

The film is described as a "re-frame of what is considered a classic of dystopian cinema".

The short film, Peter, reflects on difficulties viewers might have when watching Blade Runner, by manipulating found footage and narrative voice.

It uses visual and textual, personal and public, aspects to "create a new reality around the film".

The Philip K. Dick festival celebrates the work of independent Science fiction filmmakers worldwide.