- Creative and cultural film programming
- Discovering and engaging your audience/community
- Meeting a brief
- Event and film licensing
- Designing a film festival or film season
- Creating a marketing action plan & timeline
- Write copy and using images & video to sell your event
- Making word-of-mouth work for you
3. Production and management
- Event planning and management
- Collaborating with venues and other organisations
- Technical issues
- Business and financial planning
- Fundraising & sponsorship
- Monitoring and evaluation
WHO ARE YOU?
- You are interested in developing your career in the film exhibition industry.
- You’re excited about the future of cinema.
- You want to learn about all aspects of film exhibition – from doing deals with distributors and running outdoor screenings to crafting effective publicity and staying one step ahead of the game.
We’re keen to receive applications from people who are from groups who are currently underrepresented in the film exhibition industry:
- people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working class backgrounds
- women and people with disabilities.
The course is run by New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival, a collective of film programmers who run an annual festival of over 30 indoor and outdoor film events attracting 1500 audience members. Your core tutors are Phoenix Fry and Jacqui Shimidzu.
Phoenix is a film curator and events manager with over 15 years’ experience delivering training. His career includes BFI Sci-Fi Season (Project Manager), Design on Film at V&A Museum, Film Africa, Nollywood Now! Nigerian Film festival, Deptford Film Club, Sydenham Film Club and The Internet Cat Video Film Festival. He has delivered film programming training for The Barbican, Independent Cinema Office, Film London, Flipside Film Festival, Film Africa and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Jacqui is a film events manager, community activist and a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. She runs hugely popular outdoor bike-powered screenings for New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival. She also runs the Hill Station Café (which hosts year-round events ranging from pop-up restaurants and silent discos to Edinburgh Festival previews) and set up a community cinema in New Cross Learning.
1pm-4pm on Saturday afternoons from 10 September to 26 November 2016 (12 sessions)
Additional times when you will be running your own film screening events
Goldsmiths, University of London (to be confirmed)
New Cross, London SE14 6NW
£65 (with a Creative Skillset bursary of £435)
We are also offering two £35 discounts for people on very low incomes.
How to apply
Complete the online application form by Monday 15 August 2016. We will then contact you to arrange payment.
This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund.