Exclusive seminars from industry professionals and screenings of the shortlisted TFSFF films. New for 2017: three practical workshops!

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David Lean Room
David Lean Room
EXPO
11:00 - 17:30
Ask different organisations those all important questions to help you get ahead in your film making career.
EXPO
11:00 - 17:30
Ask different organisations those all important questions to help you get ahead in your film making career.
11:00 - 17:30
Single event ticket £10
Day Pass £25

Throughout the day of the festival, there will be an industry expo held in the David Lean Room. With a host of exhibitors from different organisations, you’ll have the chance to ask those all important questions to help you get ahead in your film making career. You can buy a day pass which will give you access to the Expo and ALL screenings, seminars and workshops, or you can buy a single event ticket to a screening + seminar or a workshop and get access to the Expo.
Exhibitors include:

  • BECTU
  • Film London
  • Digital Production Partnership
  • Mama Youth Project
  • Moneypenny International
  • National Film and Television School
  • The Film Festival Doctor
  • TriForce Creative Network
  • 19:30 - 20:30
    19:30 - 20:30

    Gala Reception
    19:30 - 20:30
    Gala Reception
    19:30 - 20:30

    Evening Gala: Drinks Reception
    19:30 - 20:30
    Join us in the David Lean Room for a drinks reception prior to the screening of the four finalists films.
    Evening Gala: Drinks Reception
    19:30 - 20:30
    Join us in the David Lean Room for a drinks reception prior to the screening of the four finalists films.
    19:30 - 20:30
    Gala Ticket £70
    TriForce Supporter Ticket

    The Evening Gala will showcase the four finalists and award the Best of the Fest, Audience Choice and Best Non-Scripted awards. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the David Lean Room, before moving into the Princess Anne Theatre for the film screenings and presentation.

  • Evening Gala + After Party Ticket: £70
  • TriForce Supporter Ticket: £150 – includes access to all seminars, screenings, the industry expo, the Evening Gala and after party.
  • Princess Anne Theatre
    Princess Anne Theatre
    From Pitch to Prizes: The Road to the Big Screen + Microshorts Screening
    11:30 - 12:30
    Find out how to take your short film all the way to the Oscars + Screening of Microshort TFSFF films - Supported by ShortsTV
    From Pitch to Prizes: The Road to the Big Screen + Microshorts Screening
    11:30 - 12:30
    Find out how to take your short film all the way to the Oscars + Screening of Microshort TFSFF films - Supported by ShortsTV
    11:30 - 12:30
    Seminar + Screening Ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    From Pitch to Prizes: The Road to the Big Screen/Microshorts Screening
    In August, filmmakers Lorcan Reilly and Alberto Corredor competed in our pitch competition and won £3000 from ShortsTV to make their short film Baghead. Join us as we premiere the film and talk to them about their experience of pitching and making their short film. They’ll be joined by ShortsTV CEO and Academy member, Carter Pilcher, and Serena Armitage, the Producer from Stutterer (Oscar live action winner 2016) who will give you the lowdown on how to take a short film all the way to the Oscars.
    Following the seminar, there will be a short screening of the Microshort films (under 5 minutes) that have been shortlisted for TFSFF.
    Speakers include:

  • Serena Armitage: Producer (Stutterer - Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film 2016)
  • Lorcan Reilly: Writer (Baghead)
  • Alberto Corredor: Director (Baghead)
  • Carter Pilcher: CEO (Shorts TV)

  • Microshorts Films:
  • Twiddly Things, directed and produced by Adara Todd
  • Cleared, directed by Charlotte Regan and produced by Jack Hannon
  • Beneath the Surface, directed by Yero Timi-Biu and Jessica Ashman and produced by Thomas Wightman and Yero Timi-Biu
  • In Time, directed by Barnaby Boulton and produced by Barnaby Boulton and Joe McAreavey

  • For full details of all the shortlisted films, go to our shortlisted films page: http://tfsff.com/2017-festival-films/

    How to Fund a Feature & Manage Your Money + UNTOLD STORIES Screening
    13:00 - 14:20
    Learn how to find the funds you need to make your first feature film + UNTOLD STORIES Screening - Supported by Sargent-Disc Ltd
    How to Fund a Feature & Manage Your Money + UNTOLD STORIES Screening
    13:00 - 14:20
    Learn how to find the funds you need to make your first feature film + UNTOLD STORIES Screening - Supported by Sargent-Disc Ltd
    13:00 - 14:20
    Seminar + Screening Ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    How to Fund a Feature & Manage Your Money/Untold Stories Screening
    We revisit ways to fund your film from crowdfunding to BFI lottery money. A very popular seminar last year, the funding landscape has changed again, so make sure you attend for up to date information on what funding is out there. This year we also look at how to manage your budget to keep those funders happy.
    Supported by Sargent-Disc Ltd. http://www.sargent-disc.com/
    Following the seminar, four of the shortlisted TFSFF films will be screened.
    Speakers include:

  • Paul Ashton: Head of Film (Creative England)
  • Katy Kelly: Media Relationship Director (Barclays)
  • Lara Sargent: Production Accountant (Sargent-Disc Ltd.)
  • Kojo Anim: Writer/Producer (The Weekend)

  • Untold Stories Films:
  • Throwline, directed and produced by Mia Mullarkey
  • Sabdhan, directed by Vishal Pritom Chaliha and produced by Film Square
  • Another Sunny Day, directed by Tim Huebschle and produced by Tim and Haiko Boldt
  • Strive, directed and produced by Charlie Watts

  • For full details of all the shortlisted films, go to our shortlisted films page: http://tfsff.com/2017-festival-films/
    Demystifying Distribution Seminar + SECRETS Screening
    15:00 - 16:20
    Essential distribution advice + SECRETS Screening - Supported by Creative England
    Demystifying Distribution Seminar + SECRETS Screening
    15:00 - 16:20
    Essential distribution advice + SECRETS Screening - Supported by Creative England
    15:00 - 16:20
    Seminar + Screening Ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    Demystifying Distribution Seminar + SECRETS Screening
    You managed to find the money and produce your film, but where do you go from here? We look at various ways to get your film seen, from traditional cinema distribution deals, to new kids on the block like Our Screen.
    Following the seminar, four of the shortlisted TFSFF films will be screened. (Selected films will be announced on Thursday 9th November).
    Speakers include:

  • Rez Kempton: Producer/Actor (Amar, Akbar & Tony)
  • James Rumsey: Producer (My Feral Heart)
  • Paul Ashton: Head of Film (Creative England)
  • Marlon Palmer: Director Kush Promotions & PR & Nu-Urban Image International Pictures (Distribution)
  • Shantelle Rochester Henry: CEO (Ida Rose)
  • Andrew Woodyatt: Film Marketing Consultant/Producer (East London Film Collective)

  • SECRETS Films:
  • Abe, directed by Steve Brett and produced by Stephen Uppal and Charlotte Girdwood
  • Brixton Rock, directed by Ethosheia Hylton and produced by Zoe Sailsman
  • Fry Up, directed by Charlotte Regan and produced by Jack Hannon
  • Prawn, directed and produced by Nicola Quilter

  • For full details of all the shortlisted films, go to our shortlisted films page: http://tfsff.com/2017-festival-films/
    Opening Doors Seminar + REFLECTIONS Screening
    17:20 - 18:40
    Finding Entry Points into the Industry for Crew + REFLECTIONS Screening - Supported by BFI.
    Opening Doors Seminar + REFLECTIONS Screening
    17:20 - 18:40
    Finding Entry Points into the Industry for Crew + REFLECTIONS Screening - Supported by BFI.
    17:20 - 18:40
    Seminar + Screening Ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    Join our industry panel who hold the keys to finding your way into the industry as a crew member. With speakers from the BFI, Mama Youth Project and others, you can find out how to start your career in the film industry. If you're considering a career in film, this is the seminar for you
    Following the seminar, there will be a short screening of 4 films that have been shortlisted for TFSFF.
    Speakers include:

  • Morgana Sneddon: Inclusion Coordinator (BFI)
  • Bob Clarke: CEO (Mama Youth Project)
  • Victoria Ijeh: Founder (Iconic Steps)
  • Tom Holmes: Trainee Finder Lead (Creative Skillset)
  • Nik Powell: Former Director of National Film & Television School

  • REFLECTIONS Films:
  • Rain, directed by Simran Sidhu and produced by Simran, Chanan Singh Sidhu, Gurpreet Baba & Teamwork Filmz
  • Candice, directed by George Watson and produced by Alexei Slater and Dom Riley
  • Amber, directed by Andi Osho and produced by Andi, Zoe Waller and Joanne Koukis
  • I Seek Asylum, directed by Anna Southgate and produced by Anna and Zara Ballantyne-Grove

  • For full details of all the shortlisted films, go to our shortlisted films page: http://tfsff.com/2017-festival-films/
    Evening Gala: Finalists Screening and Awards
    20:30 - 22:20
    Watch the four finalists films and award presentations
    Evening Gala: Finalists Screening and Awards
    20:30 - 22:20
    Watch the four finalists films and award presentations
    20:30 - 22:20
    Gala Ticket £70
    TriForce Supporter Ticket £150

    Following the drinks reception. you will then move into the theatre to watch the four finalists short films and witness the award presentations for the Best of the Fest, Audience Choice and Best Non-Scripted awards.

  • Evening Gala + After Party Ticket: £70
  • TriForce Supporter Ticket: £150 – includes access to all seminars, screenings, the industry expo, the Evening Gala and after party.
  • Evening Gala - Finalists Screening and Awards Presentations
    20:30 - 22:20
    Attend the Evening Gala, where you’ll witness the four finalists films and the prizes will be awarded.
    Evening Gala - Finalists Screening and Awards Presentations
    20:30 - 22:20
    Attend the Evening Gala, where you’ll witness the four finalists films and the prizes will be awarded.
    Evening Gala + After Party Ticket £70

    Attend the Evening Gala, where you’ll witness the four finalists films and the prizes will be awarded. It's a VIP event with celebrity guests. Following the Evening Gala, the night continues nearby at Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue. Catch up with industry friends, discuss the films and celebrate with the film makers!

  • Evening Gala + After Party Ticket: £70
  • TriForce Supporter Ticket: £150 – includes access to all seminars, screenings, the industry expo, the Evening Gala and after party.
  • After Party at Century Club
    22:30 - 01:00
    Catch up with industry friends, discuss the films and network with the film makers at Century Club.
    After Party at Century Club
    22:30 - 01:00
    Catch up with industry friends, discuss the films and network with the film makers at Century Club.
    22:30 - 01:00
    Evening Gala + After Party Ticket: £70
    TriForce Supporter Ticket: £150

    Following the Evening Gala, the night continues nearby at Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue. Catch up with industry friends, discuss the films and celebrate with the film makers!

  • Evening Gala + After Party Ticket: £70
  • TriForce Supporter Ticket: £150 – includes access to all seminars, screenings, the industry expo, the Evening Gala and after party.
  • Run Run Shaw Room
    Run Run Shaw Room
    CrewStart™ Workshop with Sargent-Disc Ltd.
    11:30 - 12:30
    Level up on your producer skills with Sargent-Disc Ltd.
    CrewStart™ Workshop with Sargent-Disc Ltd.
    11:30 - 12:30
    Level up on your producer skills with Sargent-Disc Ltd.
    11:30 - 12:30
    Single Event Ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    The workshop focuses on enhancing attendees understanding and ability to organise and approve contracts for crew and artists. The workshop will brief participants on the need for, and the application of contracts, discuss and introduce standard crew contracts and presents CrewStart™ - the cloud based Digital Production Office ® contracting application from Sargent-Disc.
    The freelance nature of the film industry can make organising standard crew and talent contracts a time consuming task for small productions. If you're working on your first feature, or a funded short film, this workshop will help you understand the importance of contracting. It will explore how to manage the contract process easily to protect your production and ensure you are compliant with UK legislation - helping to secure funding and the UK film tax credit. All your questions about contracts will be answered in this one hour session.
    The panel will include:

  • Chair: Laurence Sargent, Director, (Sargent-Disc Ltd.)
  • Seth Roe; Employment Lawyer, (Wiggin LLP)
  • Alasdair Wilson; Product Manager (Sargent-Disc Ltd.)
  • Nick O'Hagan; Producer (Giant Films)
  • 13:00 - 14:00
    13:00 - 14:00

    Camera Workshop with Paul McCallum
    13:00 - 14:00
    Learn everything you need to know about a camera and the basics of shooting - Supported by Spark Media Partners
    Camera Workshop with Paul McCallum
    13:00 - 14:00
    Learn everything you need to know about a camera and the basics of shooting - Supported by Spark Media Partners
    13:00 - 14:00
    Single event ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    After years of making his own films in Dundee, Paul moved to London in 2013 and got a job running at a Spark Media Partners, a TV development company. He has since worked his way up to Assistant Producer and has worked on shows for C4 and Watch, including ‘Battlechefs’ and ‘Escape To The Chateau’. In 2016 he also shot on ‘Iron Men’, an obs doc film about West Ham United moving to the Olympic Stadium. Paul’s preferred cameras are Sony FS7 and Canon C300. The talk will cover:

  • What is a camera?
  • The differences between various cameras
  • How to build a camera from its parts
  • The basics of shooting
  • Think of your editor
  • Q&A
  • How to get Into Post Production with Elouise Carden
    15:00 - 16:00
    Learn all the tricks and tips you need to secure a job in Post Production - Supported by Rapid Pictures
    How to get Into Post Production with Elouise Carden
    15:00 - 16:00
    Learn all the tricks and tips you need to secure a job in Post Production - Supported by Rapid Pictures
    15:00 - 16:00
    Single event ticket £10
    Day Pass £25

    Do you dream about working in Post Production but can’t get a foot in the door? Elouise is the MD of Post Facility Rapid Pictures, Founder of No Password Required and a BAFTA Member. She has gone through over 10,000 runners CV’s in the last 15 years. She will give you the inside scoop on where to find the best jobs and what facilities are really looking for in a runner. With a list of insider tricks and tips, you’ll be racing up the facility ranks in no time.