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  • location: Online
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  • Price: FREE
  • Running Time: 5 days, 2-5pm

BFI NETWORK Shorts School is a week-long Lab dedicated to the moving image, in the short form.

Over the course of a week, Shorts School participants will hear insights and lessons from industry practitioners, established creators and each other. Whether you’re working towards your first short or sixth, Shorts School is for early level writers, directors & producers to explore case studies, creative process, navigating the industry with your short work, and everything you need to know about applying to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund before the fund reopens in late April.

Guest speakers include: writer-director Jim Cummings (Thunder Road) on DIY filmmaking, Head of Content Ahmad Swaid (Dazed, NOWNESS) on leveraging your project through digital storytelling on social media, Development Producer Angeli Macfarlane & Psychotherapist Arabel Charlaff on applying psychoanalytic theory to writing complex characters, PR Strategists Tom Brumpton & Katie McCullogh on shaping your short film’s film festival campaign (virtually & IRL), and of course Film London’s BFI NETWORK Talent Execs, Matt Ajan and Jo Cadoret. More speakers will be announced nearer the time!

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