Sam Stevens is a filmmaker, researcher and lecturer. Stevens’ films have been screened and exhibited internationally and recognised by awards such as the Ann Arbor Jury Prize, Lux Associate Artists’ Program and the Arts Foundation when he became a Fellow in 2017. Samuel also completed a PhD titled, Transformative Realism: Political Avant-Garde and Contemporary Artists’ Film, in 2016 at Westminster University.
Steven’s on-going research projects include a book on the British Workers’ Film Movement focusing on the groups Kino and the Film and Photo League and a ‘false fiction’ documentary film biography of one of the League’s founders. Both projects are supported by the Arts Foundation, and the documentary film is being produced and distributed in conjunction with Tyneside Cinema. Stevens is also Editing Director of Pamphleteer Films, a publishing label that aims to provide a platform for creative responses to current events in image and text.
Film and Media
Film and media research is a long standing area of excellence at CREAM, and leads the field for interdisciplinary approaches to moving image practices and their discourses. CREAM research ranges from experimental documentary to moving image installations of international renown.