Coming up this weekend is another series of events from BAFTA, aimed at helping fledgling film makers to get tips an inspiration from the pro’s. This time its packed into a full day of activities, talks and events. Please see below for the full details. This day is aimed at giving students the chance to learn all about the financing, making of and distribution of a short film. A full day followed by evening drinks and a brilliant chance to network too!
Sunday 24 July, from 10.00am
195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
Presented with London Film Academy, London Film School, London Short Film Festival, National Film and Television School, onedotzero, Satusfaction, Sci Fi London, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Shooting People.
BAFTA and Rushes will take over BAFTA HQ for a third year running to present a packed day of discussions, debates and declamations, with all-day screenings, talks and seminars and an industry market featuring top media and film organisations from the UK and beyond. Come early for a breakfast presented by SkillSet, and stay late for drinks sponsored by YouTube.
Once again – everything is a real bargain at a fiver (£5) with Run Run Shaw screenings free for all ticket holders and a free networking drink at the end of the day. Please note- there are no BAFTA member tickets for this event, all tickets are £5.
The Metafilm School in the David Lean Room
Three of our major film schools combine to cover some key knowledge from the pre-production, production and distribution phases of filmmaking.
FINANCING THE SHORT FILM
10:30 – 12:30 / BAFTA, David Lean Room / £5
Presented by the London Film Academy
Unless you have deep pockets, you will be wondering how to get your short film financed. The London Film Academy assemble a roster of pro film financiers to give you tips from the front line: who are the key players and what are they’re looking for in a short film?
PERFORMANCE ANXIETY: GETTING THE BEST OUT OF ACTORS
13:30 – 15:00 / BAFTA, David Lean Room / £5
Presented by the National Film and Television School
How does a director get the best from his or her cast? From working with casting directors and managing casting sessions to directing performance on set, The National Film and Television school will give you a few keys tips on how to improve your directing skills in this all-important area.
16:00 – 17:30 / BAFTA, David Lean Room / £5
Presented by the London Film School
The London Film School explores the expanding world of film distribution, from online screening through to guerrilla tactics and more traditional methods of getting your work out there. Incorporating elements from their MA in Film Curating, this promises to be an illuminating event for any filmmakers who wants to explore every nook and cranny in the search to reach audiences!
Get Technical in the Princess Anne Theatre
Onedotzero, Sci Fi London, Shooting People and Sheffield Doc Festival explore a range of eclectic hotbutton topics.
PLAY IT UP: INNOVATION, FILMS AND GAMING
11:45 – 13:15 / Princess Anne Theatre / £5
Presented by onedotzero
We’ve heard it before-videogames and films are quickly converging, with films becoming increasingly interactive, and many videogames seeking to emulate the narrative sophistication of the movies. But how is this relevant to you the low to no budget filmmaker? In this event, HOSTS are taking videogame making and filmmaking back to basics, looking at bedroom innovators in both mediums, and showing us what we can learn from people creating great work for no money.
THE DIMENSION DEBATE: IS 3D WORTH IT?
13:45 – 15:15 / Princess Anne Theatre / £5
Presented by Sci Fi London
Sci Fi London are going to help us to kick a little dust into the gleaming PR machine around 3D. It’s here to stay, we keep hearing: everyone’s doing it. But are they? Here we will be interrogating both pro and anti 3D pundits, in an attempt to get to the bottom of one of the most divisive issues in modern cinema. With time for critics and filmmakers alike, we’ll look at 3D from both a technological and an artistic perspective and explore whether it’s only the big players getting in on the action, or whether there is something here for the indie filmmaker. Chaired by Louis Savy, Director of Sci-fi London, the panel will include Ridley Scott Associates director Barney Cokeliss’ presenting his 3D short film The Foundling with Ivor Benjamin (Director of the Director’s Guild) to play Devil’s Advocate against 3D
BY POPULAR DEMAND: CROWDFUNDING YOUR FILMS
15:45 – 17:30 / Princess Anne Theatre / £5
Presented by Shooting People and Sheffield Doc/Fest
Crowdfunding, or the act of raising budget from supporters and future viewers, is becoming an increasingly popular way to finance a film, especially for short filmmakers. In this session, our friends at Shooting People and Sheffield Doc/Fest will cover the basics of crowdfunding: how and where you do it, and also delve into the pros, cons and the ethics of this as a financing strategy.
Meet the Pro in the Boardroom
SargentDisc and Edinburgh Film Festival all join us to help deliver some one-off intimate Q&As. With seating limited to just 25 people, these are informal roundtable discussions with some of the UK’s most senior and experienced industry insiders.
Speakers: Lara Sargent (Production Accountant) and Brian Donovan (Production Manager)
BAFTA RUSHES: AN AUDIENCE WITH YOUTUBE
YouTube host a roundtable session, in which they demonstrate how filmmakers can make the most out of distributing their work on the world’s most watched video-streaming website. Includes an introduction to YouTube’s Partnership Programme.
12:30-13:45 / The Board Room / £5
LOCATION MANAGEMENT: Meet Jane Soans
14:00 – 15:00 / The Board Room / £5
Soans is a Location Manager with many years experience in film and TV, including Me and Orson Welles, Brideshead Revisited and Stormbreaker. An intimate session where you can question her on good location management and shutting down central London streets for a shoot!
BUDGETING AND SCHEDULING
15:15 – 16:15 / The Board Room / £5
Presented by Sargent-Disc
One of the UK’s leading payroll service providers for the film industry join us to talk through how to use Movie Magic for more efficient budgeting and scheduling. Key to managing any film shoot.
16:30 – 17:30 / The Board Room / £5
A Production Manager with several big budget features to their name shares tips on good production management practice.
Showcase in the Run Run Shaw Space
These screening events are free but there is no pre-booking admission is on a first come, first served basis. Capacity is 25-40 seats depending on the session.
11:00 – 12:30 / The Run Run Shaw Space / Free
Presented by Satusfaction
Satusfaction bring us the second year of their unique screenwriting competition, in which a winning screenplay is filmed twice, by two production teams. Here, they’ll screen the final films, get the screenwriter’s (hopefully ecstatic) reaction and discuss such questions as how to turn the tables on an editor and get them to direct a film themselves.
SHOOTING PEOPLE: FILM OF THE MONTH
12:45 – 14:00 / The Run Run Shaw Space / Free
Presented by Shooting People
Each month, Shooting People honours one of their members’ films as Film of the Month, with a celebrity guest judging the finalists. Here, they present a 70 minute compilation of the best of these shorts, in a varied and compelling programme of work.
14:15 – 15:15 / The Run Run Shaw Space / Free
Presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest
Hot from Sheffield, this screening will mark the London debut of the best work from this June’s Doc/Fest.
NFTS SCREENWRITERS’ SHORT FILMS
15:30 – 16:15 / The Run Run Shaw Space / Free
Presented by the National Film and Television School
A selection of short films ranging from fifteen minutes to 5 minutes, from Time Travel drama to dramatic monologue. What they all have in common is that each one has been authored by a first year screenwriter at National Film and Television School – an enthralling demonstration of a range of talents.
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