Dominic Lees

Senior Lecturer, Film Production, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Dominic Lees joined UCA in 2014 as Senior Lecturer in Film Production. From 2016, he became subject leader of the MA Filmmaking within the School of Film, Media and Performing Arts. His previous post was as Lecturer of Film at Kingston University.

Dominic graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA (Hons) in Politics. He won a British Council scholarship to study filmmaking in Warsaw, Poland, before completing a PG Dip in Film Production at the Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University. Dominic is currently researching for his PhD at the University of Reading, a thesis entitled Creative Modes of Production in Independent Feature Film. 

Dominic’s teaching draws on his practice experience as a feature film and television drama director. He has directed more than 35 episodes of broadcast drama, several short films and the multi-award-winning independent feature, Outlanders (2008). His films have been screened in film festivals at the highest level (Venice, Edinburgh, Chicago). At UCA, Dominic is unit leader of undergraduate studies in film directing and postgraduate units in film theory, screenwriting and film production.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • 2013 International Jury Member, Ourense International Film Festival, Spain
  • 2011 External consultant for Validation of BA (Hons) Cinema Technologies, University of Winchester
  • 1999-2004 Member of Film Industry Consultative Board, the Northern Film School, Leeds
    Member of Directors UK
    Member of UCA Research Degrees Committee

External examination:

  • 2014-present External examiner for the BA (Hons) Filmmaking at the University of the West of England

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2015 UCA Research Grant for co-authored work on value in film 
  • 2013 Screenwriting award from ‘eQuinoxe’, script workshop of the Media programme of the European Union 
  • 2008 UK Film Council feature film digital distribution award
  • 2008 Dominic Lees awarded ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Film’ awards for his feature film Outlanders at the Bragacine Film Festival
  • 2008 Awarded ‘Best Feature Film’ and ‘Foreign Press Award’ by the Cine Pobre International Film Festival, Cuba 

Research Outputs

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