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Bath students make gothic film
Students from Bath film in the city
Students from City of Bath College do some filming in the Royal Crescent

Students in Bath have been challenged to make a short film about the city with a gothic theme.

The City of Bath College youngsters have been given the task by the Bath Film Office, which is run by the Bath and North East Somerset Council.

The films must be no longer than three minutes and must comply with Bath's guidelines for filming practice.

Filming will take place in December and the finished pieces will be presented to the Film Office on 12 February 2010.

Jo Sanders, course tutor at City of Bath College, said: "We like the fact that this project has commercial potential.

"If these films show a different side to Bath, and perhaps a new way of marketing Bath, it will be a success.

"People don't normally come to Bath for its gothic potential, so it will be interesting to see what the students come back with.

"Their initial ideas have been very exciting - underground tunnels and passages, alleyways and vistas, lofty spires - all of which Bath has in abundance but are not often noted on the tourist trail."

The students are among the first to enrol on a creative and media diploma - a new advanced level qualification open to 16 to 19 year olds who are interested in working in the creative industries.

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