BFI Film Academy

BFI Film Academy September Lab

The future is now: Shooting a short film in 2021

Find out about the things you’ll need to consider when making a short film in 2021 and beyond.

Please select a free ticket and Zoom details will be provided nearer the time of your event.

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Monday 6 September
18:30-19:45
Zoom panel discussion

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re not the same as we were a year ago, and neither is the film industry. We’re entering an unprecedented era, not just because of COVID-19, but because issues like on-set culture, sustainability, diversity and cast and crew well-being are being questioned like never before.

Join us for our September Lab panel discussion, all about the things you’ll need to consider when making a short film in 2021 and beyond. What impact has COVID-19 had on safety practices? How do you make sure your set is diverse and that everyone’s well-being is prioritised? What about intimacy on-screen – how do you ensure your actors feel safe on set while filming intimate content? Our panel of industry experts will explain what an ideal set looks like in 2021, how to make certain you’re following best practices, and more.

Speakers:

  • Joshua Okpala - Intimacy Coordinator
  • Justin Edgar - Creative Director, 104 Films
  • Jane Doolan - Producer
  • Michelle White - Psychologist and Co-Director, 6FT From the Spotlight

Host: Rico Johnson-Sinclair - Race Equality Lead, BFI