Exclusive seminars from industry professionals and screenings of the shortlisted TFSFF films. New for 2018: Our live Pitch It! competition – a chance to win funding for your next short film! More details coming soon.
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.
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.
Making it Mobile | How to make a successful film on your mobile phone + Microshorts Screening
Supported by Into Film
We created a new competition with a twist aimed at young filmmakers aged 16-19 years. The brief was simple... Pitch your best idea for a short film made on a mobile phone. Join us as we premiere the winning films and talk to the finalists about their experiences.
Following the seminar, there will be a short screening of the Microshort films (under 5 minutes) that have been shortlisted for TFSFF.
From Shorts to Features | How to make the move into feature length projects + Screening 2
Supported by Creative England
With lots of advice on how to make the jump from shorts to features, we look at how independent filmmakers have managed to make their first feature length film.
Following the seminar, there will be a screening of 4 films that have been shortlisted for TFSFF.
Making Connections | Routes into the industry for diverse talent + Screening 3
Supported by Creative Diversity Network
Join our industry panel who hold the keys to finding your way into the industry. While many people still take the traditional route through film school, there are now so many other ways into the industry. We look at the different schemes available that can give you a head start, and if you’re set on the film school route, how you can make that happen.
Following the seminar, four of the shortlisted TFSFF films will be screened.
Finalists have just 4 minutes each to pitch their short film project and bid for funding to produce their next project!
Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE is a London-based financier, entrepreneur, philanthropist and broadcaster. As an avid advocate of start-ups in various industries, Allesch-Taylor has a passion for supporting up and coming filmmakers. He has acted as executive producer for the feature film Africa United, as well as a number of short films including Fly Spy (selected for the London Short Film Festival), Bricks (selected for the International Short Film Festival), Lock In, Ghosted (in post production) and Nazi Boots which was commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Day in 2015 amongst others. In 2017 he launched a £1m short film fund focused on increasing diversity in short films that has already funded over 25 new projects.
Following the seminar, there will be a short screening of 4 films that have been shortlisted for TFSFF.
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.
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!
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!
A workshop with the BFI Network Talent Exec for London, Josic Cadoret on the funding available for short film and early development feature films. Find out what funding is available, how to apply and what makes a successful application. https://network.bfi.org.uk
Workshop Leader: Josic Cadoret (BFI NETWORK Talent Exec for London)
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:
Catherine Lyn Scott is the founder of London Flair PR, her PR agency works regularly with filmmakers, helping them garner high profile awards and press coverage. One of her most notable recent successes was the Oscar winning film 'The Silent Child'. In this workshop she'll take you through some of the basics around short film PR, and how investing in this area can make sure your work gets the recognition it deserves.
EXPOAsk different organisations those all important questions to help you get ahead in your film making career.11:00 - 17:30
19:30 - 20:30
Gala Reception19:30 - 20:30
Evening Gala: Drinks ReceptionJoin us in the David Lean Room for a drinks reception prior to the screening of the four finalists films.19:30 - 20:30
Making it Mobile | How to make a successful film on your mobile phone + Microshorts Screening (Supported by Into Film)The winners of the MicroPitch Competition discuss the mobile film making process + Screening of Microshort TFSFF films - Supported by Into Film11:30 - 12:30
From Shorts to Features | How to make the move into feature length projects + Screening 2 (Supported by Creative England)Advice on how to make the move into feature length projects + Screening 213:00 - 14:20
Making Connections | Routes into the industry for diverse talent + Screening 3 (Supported by Creative Diversity Network)Find out how to break in the screen industry + Screening 3 - Supported by Creative Diversity Network15:00 - 16:20
Pitch It! | The live final of our pitching competition + Screening 4 (Supported by Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE)Pitch It! | The live final of our pitching competition + Screening 4 (Supported by Professor Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE)17:20 - 18:40
Evening Gala: Finalists Screening and AwardsWatch the four finalists films and award presentations20:30 - 22:20
Evening Gala - Finalists Screening and Awards PresentationsAttend the Evening Gala, where you’ll witness the four finalists films and the prizes will be awarded.20:30 - 22:20
After Party at Century ClubCatch up with industry friends, discuss the films and network with the film makers at Century Club.22:30 - 01:00
The Funding Conundrum | Short Film and Early Development Feature Funding from BFI Network | Supported by Film LondonFind out what public funding is available for filmmakers | Supported by Film London11:30 - 12:30
13:00 - 14:00
Self Shooting | A Hands on Camera Workshop with Paul McCallum | Supported by Spark Media PartnersLearn everything you need to know about a camera and the basics of shooting - Supported by Spark Media Partners13:00 - 14:00
Short Film PR | Making the Most of Your Product | Supported by London Flair PRLearn how to raise the profile of your short film form the experts | Supported by London Flair PR15:00 - 16:00