By Aaron Hurst – News Editor
The International Association of Film and Television Schools, better known across the world by its French acronym CILECT, have recognised Hertfordshire as one of the world’s best institutions for TV and film.
The university joins just 174 other institutions worldwide on the list of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et deTélévision) members, as only the 8th member from the UK.
The application process, marshalled by the programme leader of Film and Television Lyndsay Duthie, saw the school be placed under intense scrutiny by a CILECT panel over an 18-month period, before being accepted thanks to a unanimous vote from a ballot made up of 83 film schools.
The university’s acceptance of their CILECT application was announced at the association’s bi-annual congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Programme leader Duthie said: “We are incredibly proud to have become members of CILECT.
“It is yet another endorsement of the University of Hertfordshire’s excellent Film and TV programmes.
“We are also looking forward to collaborating with CILECT’s global partners and extending employability links for our students working with this stellar organisation.”
The Executive Director of CILECT, Prof. Dr. Stanislav Semerdijev was keen to praise the film and television facilities that the university provides.
“We are delighted to welcome to CILECT new members The School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire.
“We were very impressed with the facilities, quality of student work and commitment from the staff team.
“We are looking forward to working with them over the years on the global stage.”