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Saturday Film School London

Charing Cross, London   

• One-day film school course in central London
• Learn from experienced film industry speakers
• The day is split into four sessions on film
• Includes tips tricks & advice on getting into films

What's Included

• An information packed day helping you learn the tools needed to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director, producer or filmmaker
• The course is set out into 4 parts: Writing the Screenplay, Making the Movie, So You Want to Direct? and Breaking Into the Film Industry
• You will receive a 16 page hand out containing tips, tricks and resources
• After the class networking drinks are held at nearby bar which is optional to attend (drinks not included)
• A one hour lunch break is included (please bring a packed lunch)

What Can I Expect

Enrol at the Saturday film school and learn all about the film industry in a day! Held at King's College in the heart of London's theatreland on The Strand, these one-day courses give you an all-round insight into making films and working in the film industry.

The programme is organised by Raindance, the independent film centre in London, which organises training courses, an annual film festival and the British Independent Film Awards each year too. Its founder Elliot Grove is one of the main speakers at Saturday film school, with director Patrick Tucker and compere Dan holds everything together with skill and humour.

The London film school day course is split into four sections. You start at the very beginning, by looking at screenwriting and more specifically, how you get the ideas in your head out onto paper. It's fascinating stuff and great to hear from those who are experienced in this field, with Elliot himself leading the way.

Now you've got the screenplay, it's all about how to make films with a low or micro budget. You'll hear how you can make an impact with very little money. No-one's going to say it's easy, but you'll hear how you can make an impact with very little money.

After a break for lunch it's over to Patrick, who has directed episodes of Brookside, Hollyoaks and Angels for television, as well as numerous stage productions. The highly-experienced director will talk about acting for camera and the craft of directing. As he says, you learn by looking at what a director actually does and what happens before you even shout 'action' is what makes a director.

The final session is on breaking into the film industry, including how to get work, how to get you and your film noticed and how to use social media. Once again, this section of the course is hosted by Elliot Grove, who is hugely experienced in this realm.

By the end of your day spent at Saturday film school, you'll have learned lots, with lots of tips, tricks and resources to explore. Students always comment on the energy and positivity around the course, praising the refreshing, no-nonsense, myth-breaking approach of the tutors. Book your place at Saturday film school and see how the movie world really works!


• Selected dates throughout the year
• Class starts at 10:00 until 17:00

Current 2020 schedule
• Saturday 26th September
• Saturday 5th December


• Charing Cross, London, WC2R

Suitable For

10/• Anyone wanting to get to know the film industry, whether you have previous experience or not
• This course is accessible for wheelchair users
• Minimum age 16


• Spectators are not permitted
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Saturday Film School London
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Total Price£120.00
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