So you have made a few shorts and now you are ready to take the next step to your first feature, or maybe you have a short that has done well and you want to turn this into a feature – what happens next? This workshop will offer a map that will guide you through what to expect on the road ahead from developing the short to a feature; developing a business proposal and avenues to explore for raising finance to make your film. What to avoid, what to be careful of, and how to identify your strengths. We will look at what you need to prepare during development, how and when to pitch, to whom and for what. How can labs and markets help you? You only get to make your first feature once so let’s make sure you do the best you can so you can make your next.

About the Speaker:

Athena is an award-winning filmmaker and a Lecturer in Film Practice at QMUL, whose journey began in theatre with the David Glass Ensemble. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide. Her feature film script XENOS won best script at Cyprus IFF 2018, selected onto the Torino Film Lab 2019 and shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2021. Losing Grace has been screened at over 50 IFFs, has won numerous awards and is being developed into a feature for 2022. Her short TWO SISTERS, selected for this year’s Pitch Lab in Drama, Greece and will be shot this year in Cyprus. She has three features in development.

Panel Discussion: (19:30 - 20:30)

Women in the Film Industry: How to make a start in the industry and build a successful long-term creative career

We will be talking to female industry professionals about their career paths, experiences and challenges, and address topics like female representation in film (both in front of and behind the camera), diversity, and the current industry landscape.

Networking: (17:00 - 22:00)

Come along to meet and network with like-minded filmmakers, actors, film financiers and indie-film marketing specialists. Whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew, new projects, or are looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss all your current and future projects, with a drink in your hand and some great company! We welcome everyone to attend, whether you’re a filmmaker with heaps of experience, a film lover, or are completely new to the industry.

Online Producing Course

If you're looking to learn how to fund and distribute your indie feature film then this is the course for you. Whether you are looking for private investors, government funding or crowdfunding backers we will show you all the different in depth strategies to raising funds for your film. Once the film is complete whether you are looking to distribute your film in cinemas, DVD or online we will give you all the tools necessary to promote and successfully release your film!

The course includes 14.5 hours of video lessons and is worth £130.