We've rounded up some of the best opportunities for UK filmmakers this September

Following on for our piece on opportunities in London, The Video Mode has rounded up some UK filmmaking workshops and events this month.

These are a great way of learning new skills and increasing your connections in a very competitive industry. There are opportunities for filmmakers of all levels, from aspiring to professional, so check out the list to see what suits you.

Found Footage Film Workshop

September 30, The Brunswick Club, Bristol, £31.85, £20 concessions

Good for: learning new skills

This workshop is a hands-on day of filmmaking led by experimental filmmaker Vicky Smith. On the day you’ll learn about the theories behind found footage filmmaking alongside giving editing a go yourself.

Find out more and book here.

iPhone Film/Edit Workshop – Tricks of the Trade

September 15, Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff, £50

Good for: mobile filmmaking

There is a clear trend of mobile video with lots of UK filmmaking workshops at the moment. Cardiff is no different. Former ITV and BBC journalist Anna Brees covers how to edit and film iPhone video in this one day beginner workshop.

They ask you to bring your iPhone with iMovie already installed with you if you decide to come along.

Find out more and book your ticket here.

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Bolton Film Festival – animation screenings

September 21, Cinema Light Experience, Bolton, free

Good for: learning from others

The Bolton Film Festival is screening some animated films from both UK and international animators. Showing everything from stop motion to 3D, the short films give you the opportunity to see what other filmmakers are up to.

Find out more and book your ticket here.

North West Filmmakers at FACT

September 18, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool, £3

Good for: networking

This is less of a workshop and more of a industry meet-up for filmmakers in the North West. There will be lots of speakers to cover all aspects of the industry from someone talking about promotion to someone speaking about special effects workflow.
Find out more and book your ticket here.

Women Over 50 Film Festival Making and Distributing your Film in the Digital Era

September 17, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, £7.50

Good for: celebrating women filmmakers

The workshop aims to take filmmakers through some key digital trends, looking at the best platforms for distribution. There are plenty of other screenings and workshops going on at the festival with the full details on their website.

Book your ticket here.

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#MadeOnAMobile (film making): Edinburgh

September 21, The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh, £145

Good for: mobile filmmaking

This workshop teaches you how to make a film using just your mobile or tablet. Aimed at beginners and people with less experience, the event takes you through step-by-step from coming up with an idea to sharing it online.

Just beware that while this covers the basics of filmmaking on mobile, it isn’t only aimed at filmmakers so double check it’s the right workshop for you before booking.

For more information and to book you ticket click here.

Bury BIG: Video Making Skills

September 29, Bury Central Library, Manchester, free

Good for: starting out

This workshop is aimed at all video makers and covers the basics, which might be useful if you’re just starting out filmmaking. Focused around using your smartphone to film, the free event will probably give you some useful tips and given that it’s run by filmmaker Ian Sandall, you might be able to get some industry knowledge.

They ask you to bring along you equipment for filmmaking, whether it be a smartphone or tablet.

Find out more and book your ticket here.

Check out the UK filmmaking workshops above and let us know if you find any more that we’ve missed!