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Festival Diary, Sunday 24 July

Festival Daily Diary // Sunday 24 July

10:30 Event BAFTA DAY // Short Filmmakers Market BAFTA
12:00 Guest Screening La Noche De Los Cortos (Peru) Free Curzon Soho
14:00 Guest Screening Fujifilm // Programme 2 £6-£10 ICA 1
14:00 Guest Screening Cinefiesta (Puerto Rica) Free Curzon Soho
16:00 Guest Screening Las Garzas (Panama) Free Curzon Soho
16:30 Official Screening International Category £6-£10 ICA 1
19:00 Official Screening Short Film Category £6-£10 ICA 1


10:00 – 19:00 | BAFTA | £5 and Various Free Screenings | Book through BAFTA

BAFTA and Rushes combine for a third year of collaboration, presenting a day of discussions, debates and declamations, with all-day screenings, talks and seminars and an industry market featuring top media and film organisations from the UK and beyond. Come early for a breakfast presented by Skillset, and stay late for drinks brought to you by YouTube. Read on for details of the rest of the day’s exciting possibilities.


Financing the Short Film

10:30 – 12:30 | BAFTA, David Lean Room, BAFTA | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Presented by the London Film Academy

A discussion that will provide inspiring and practical advice on the best ways in which to get your short film financed. The London Film Academy assemble a roster of professional film financiers to give you tips from the front line on what they’re looking for in a short film, and how to make the most of your search for a budget.


Performance Anxiety: Getting the Best out of Actors

13:30 – 15:00 | BAFTA, David Lean Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Presented by the National Film and Television School

How does a director get the best from their cast? From working with casting directors and managing casting sessions, to tips on directing performance on set, The National Film and Television school will give an insight into improving your directing skills in this crucial, but often overlooked area.


Distribute It!

16:00 – 17:30 | BAFTA, David Lean Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Presented by the London Film School

The London Film School explores the expanding world of film distribution, from online screenings through to guerrilla tactics and more traditional methods of getting your work out there. Incorporating elements from their MA in Film Curating, this promises to be an illuminating event for any short filmmakers easing their work out of post-production.



Play It Up: Innovation, Films and Gaming

11:30 – 13:15 | Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Videogames and films are quickly converging, with films becoming increasingly interactive, and many videogames seeking to emulate the narrative sophistication of the movies. With this event, onedotzero are taking videogame making and filmmaking back to basics, looking at bedroom innovators in both mediums, and showing us what we can learn from people creating great work on low budgets.


The Dimension Debate: Is 3D Worth It?

13:45 – 15:15 | Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Presented by Sci Fi London

Sci Fi London is going to kick up a storm here, interrogating both pro and anti 3D pundits, in an attempt to get to the bottom of one of the most divisive issues in modern cinema. Encapsulating 3D from both a technological and an artistic perspective, and giving time to critics and filmmakers alike, this event is not to be missed.


By Popular Demand: Crowdfunding Your Films

15:45 – 17:30 | Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

Presented by Shooting People and Sheffield Doc/Fest

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way to finance a film, especially for short filmmakers. BAFTA and Soho Shorts are pleased to be to giving this space to Shooting People and Sheffield Doc/Fest, who will discuss and debate the technique with a panel of industry experts.

www.shootingpeople.org        www.sheffdocfest.com


Please note that the events taking place in the Run Run Shaw Space will be ticketed at the door, on a first come, first served basis.

Satusfaction: Films

11:00 – 12:30 | The Run Run Shaw Space, BAFTA  | Free

Presented by Satusfaction

Satusfaction bring us the second year of their unique screenwriting competition, in which a winning screenplay is filmed twice, by two production teams. Here, they’ll screen the final films, get the screenwriter’s (hopefully ecstatic) reaction and discuss such questions as how to turn the tables on an editor and get them to direct a film themselves.


Shooting People: Film of the Month

12:45 – 14:00 | The Run Run Shaw Space, BAFTA  | Free

Presented by Shooting People

Each month, Shooting People honours one of their members’ films as Film of the Month, with a celebrity guest judging the finalists. Here, they present a 70 minute compilation of the best of these shorts, in a varied and compelling programme of work.


Documentary Shorts

14:15 – 15:15 | The Run Run Shaw Space, BAFTA  | Free

Presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest

Hot from Sheffield, this screening will be of the best work from this June’s Doc/Fest.


 NFTS Screenwriters’ Short Films

15:30 – 16:15 | The Run Run Shaw Space, BAFTA  | Free

Presented by the National Film and Television School

A selection of short films ranging from fifteen minutes to 5 minutes, from Time Travel drama to dramatic monologue. What they all have in common is that each one has been authored by a first year screenwriter at National Film and Television School – an enthralling demonstration of a range of talents.


Spiritus Sancti and Ghost Radio

16:45 – 17:45 | The Run Run Shaw Space, BAFTA  | Free

Presented by ArtHertz and Branchage

Rounding out the day in the Run Run Shaw Space is a unique event, presented by London Short Film Festival: a screening of Sonus Spiritus, a short film by ArtHertz, depicting a secret society. This will be accompanied by content programmed by LSFF, and followed by an audiovisual extravaganza by Spacedog, entitled Ghost Radio.

www.arthertz.com      www.shortfilms.org.uk


The Board Room will be host to the Meet the Pro sessions, informal roundtable discussions with some of the UK’s most senior and experienced industry insiders. Each session will seat only 25, so it’ll be restricted to a first-come-first-served format, but it’ll be worth arriving early, for audiences with YouTube, Sargent-Disc, as well as sessions hosted by Production and Location Managers who have worked on some of the UK’s biggest features.

An Audience with YouTube

12:30 – 13:45 | The Board Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA 

Presented by YouTube

YouTube host a roundtable session, in which they demonstrate how filmmakers can make the most out of distributing their work on the world’s most watched video-streaming website. Includes an introduction to YouTube’s Partnership Programme.


Location Management

14:00 – 15:00 | The Board Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

A Location Manager with several big-budget features under their belt hosts questions from filmmakers on good location managing practice.

Budgeting and Scheduling

15:15 – 16:15 | The Board Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA 

Presented by Sargent-Disc

One of the UK’s leading payroll service providers for the film industry join us to talk through how to use Movie Magic for more efficient budgeting and scheduling. Key to managing any film shoot.


Production Management

16:30 – 17:30 | The Board Room, BAFTA  | £5 | Book through BAFTA

A Production Manager with several big-budget features to their name shares tips on good production management practice.


12:30 – 16:00 | Various Locations, BAFTA  | Free

Please note that entry to the market will be ticketed at the door, on a first come, first served basis.

Throughout the main part of the day, we will also host an expansive market, in which will be represented all of the major contributors to the event, along with other festivals, groups and companies; the perfect place to do a bit of networking.


About Soho Shorts

We celebrate the wealth of talent working across all genres of short format productions. For us that means anything under 45minutes including fiction, factual, animation, music video, and digital content in every degree. Year round Soho Shorts helps curate programme across the UK and internationally. Contact us if you want to team up.


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