We've rounded up some of the best workshops and events for filmmakers in October
There are plenty of things to do all over the UK for aspiring filmmakers, with events, workshops and networking going on all the time.
In a constantly expanding industry, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with new ideas like virtual reality and self-distribution. But, if you manage to get to grips with terms like these through workshops and events, then you can create a niche for yourself and your filmmaking.
Check out some of our picks for October below to see what appeals to you.
‘Litterbugs Character Creation’ workshop
Bournemouth Based production company Treehouse Digital are running this workshop to give filmmakers a behind the scenes look at their Creative England backed short film ‘Litterbugs’. The premise of the workshop is to understand their use of practical special effects and work out how you can use it in your own work. Geared around working on a low budget, this could be really interesting for amateur filmmakers.
What: A workshop on low budget filmmaking
When: October 14 | 2pm-4pm
Where: Absolute Music, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE
Price: £3, www.eventbrite.co.uk
How to set up and run a production company
The London Film School offers frequent workshops on the ins and outs of being an aspiring filmmaker. This one-day workshop aims to provide a practical guide to people wanting to set up and run their own production company.
What: A workshop on setting up your own production company
When: October 13 | All day
Where: 24 Shelton St, London WC2H 9UB
Price: £150, www.lfs.org
Experimental animation workshop with Jessica Ashman
If you’re looking for things to do in London, this practical workshop with animator Jessica Ashman invites participants to collaborate on an animated short film. The activity is aimed at people with little or no experience in animation in an effort to broaden their filmmaking skills.
What: An animation workshop led by Jessica Ashman
When: October 23 | 11am-4pm
Where: Animation Studio: KPNE 157, Knight’s Park Campus, Kingston University London, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2QJ
Price: Free, eventbrite.co.uk
Call-and-Response: Workshop on Music Documentary
This workshop will give an introduction to musical and filmic call-and-response techniques. Organised by the Africa in Motion Film Festival, it touches upon the representation of the musical wealth and traditions it calls upon.
What: A talk and workshop on musical documentary making
When: October 29 | 2.30pm-5.30pm
Where: Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Price: Free, eventbrite.co.uk
BFI London Film Festival
Of course we keep harping on about this one but if you’re about in London this month then you should definitely try to check out some of the events going on around the BFI London Film Festival. There are talks on everything from virtual reality to acting, alongside plenty of film screenings.
What: A fortnight of talks and film premieres in London
When: October 2-15
Where: Venues across London
Price: Various, bfi.org.uk