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Mr David Salas

Lecturer in Film Practice (E&S)


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David Salas makes (all kinds of) films and screens them (in cinemas and unusual locations).

Research interests

I research ephemeral cinema. Screenings that are pop up, immersive and expanded.

External impact and engagement

David Salas is the treasurer of Filmmakers Lab, a talent development initiative for Devon based filmmakers. Part of the Resident community at Kaleider, a production studio based in Exeter that plays at the edges of installation, live performance and digital. And a Core Associate Artist at the Exeter Phoenix, the city’s multi-arts venue

Contribution to discipline

David Salas is a BFI Film Audience Network Advisor, advising on non-theatrical exhibition.


He has also contributed to several award-winning short films, as a director, writer, editor and cinematographer and created moving-image installations.


I’m a facilitator, more than a teacher. 


My goal is to help people find their own creative solutions and fast track skill development. 


I have delivered training for the BFI, the BBC, Apple and the Exeter Phoenix. I am happy working with people of all ages and abilities and have worked with masters students, primary school students, people with learning disabilities and broadcast professionals, amongst others.

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