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Sunday 18 February 2018


  • Keynote Speech: Kate Herron

    Keynote Speech: Kate Herron

    Start the day with our keynote from writer-director Kate Herron (Smear, Fan Girl, Five by Five). In partnership with BFI Film Academy.

11:00 sessions

  • In the Frame

    In the Frame

    Get behind the camera with our masterclass on cinematography.

  • Shorts: The Present Perfect

    Shorts: The Present Perfect

    A programme of short films from emerging filmmakers aged 16 - 25.

  • Make Your Own Animation

    Make Your Own Animation

    A Norman McLaren and Oscar Fischinger inspired workshop. Explore the possibilities of using till roll receipt as film to create an abstract jazz inspired animation!

  • Character Building

    Character Building

    This session for screenwriters will help develop the multi-faceted and compelling characters who will enliven your films.

13:30 sessions

  • Finding Your Film Crew

    Finding Your Film Crew

    You can't make your films without a crew so let's talk crewing up, finding collaborators and communicating effectively on set.

  • Random Acts: Bold Expressions of Creativity

    Random Acts: Bold Expressions of Creativity

    A host of bright young filmmakers and trailblazers speak with Random Acts about how to channel maximum creativity into a four minute film.

  • VFX Masterclass

    VFX Masterclass

    Step inside the world of visual effects with our VFX masterclass.

  • Filming Internationally

    Filming Internationally

    Want to travel the world with your camera? Our panel of filmmakers dish the dirt on the realities of making films internationally.

15:00 sessions

  • And the winner of the Best Animated Short Film is…

    And the winner of the Best Animated Short Film is…

    Hear from our panel of animators who have all been nominated for the BAFTA Award for Short Animated film in recent years about how they got into animation, what it meant to them professionally and where they are now.

  • LaCie Professional Workflow Session

    LaCie Professional Workflow Session

    A case-study on filmmaking with LaCie.

  • I Am Not a Witch

    I Am Not a Witch

    Zambian-born Welsh director Rungano Nyoni delivers her sharply satirical and boldly provocative debut feature about a little girl accused of being a witch.

  • How to Make Money and Get By

    How to Make Money and Get By

    Learn more about the opportunities in the commercial film world and how people make money in film alongside their passion projects, how you can pay the bills with on set work.

17:00 sessions

  • Sunday networking

    Sunday networking

    Join us for our final networking session to meet filmmakers and partners attending the festival. In partnership with BFI Film Academy

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