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Virtual Film Camp 7-11 (7-11)

Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking in just one week at our five-day virtual Film Camp for 7-11 year olds. Suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience.

Our annual Film Camp is moving online this year, and while the format will be changing, our brilliant tutor Keith will still be covering all the key elements of filmmaking and production through a set of daily online meet-ups, tutorials and tasks that can be completed at home.  


At the beginning of each day we’ll meet online as a group, and your task for that day will be explained. It might be looking at camera-work, performance, audio design, editing, special effects or scriptwriting. Throughout the day we’ll meet regularly to talk, share ideas and see what everyone has made. Each task will be designed to be entertaining and educational in equal measure, reflecting a range of film genres, from sci-fi to comedy.


The course will emphasise the importance of working together with others when making films, and each participant’s perspective will be considered – if you prefer being behind the camera for example, we’ll make sure that’s what you do.


It has also been designed to provide a place where you can express your creativity, meet friends, have an opportunity to share and talk about what you make, and – most importantly – have fun!


At the end of the week we’ll have created a series of mini-films that will be collected together and shared online for your family and friends to enjoy.

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Monday 27 Jul 20209:30am Book Now

Virtual Talking Pictures (18+)

Join us for a new online version of our popular weekly film discussion group. A great way to get more out of your film viewing, in the comfort of your own home

Join us for a new online version of our popular weekly film discussion group.


Each week you’ll select a film to watch from a list of options that covers a mix of genres and directors – all of them available to stream on a range of online platforms (such as Amazon Prime Video, Curzon Home Cinema, BFI Player, All4 etc). Then you’ll come together in a weekly online session for a discussion about the films everyone has watched, led by tutor Keith Allott.


A great way to get more out of your film viewing, in the comfort of your own home.


The course will be delivered online via Zoom. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


Online bookings only.

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Monday 27 Jul 20207:00pm Book Now

Christopher Nolan (18+)

A new 4-week online course that delves into the work of acclaimed director Christopher Nolan – from early films like Memento, to Dunkirk and his upcoming release Tenet.

Join tutor Stuart Peters for this exploration and analysis of the work of acclaimed director Christopher Nolan.


The course will delve into Nolan's early work, such as The Following and Memento, explore his directorial rise with The Dark Knight trilogy, and take a closer look at his most recent work on Interstellar, Dunkirk and Tenet, which is now due for release in late July.


We'll also consider how Nolan experiments with narrative structure, the importance of cinematography within his filmography, and also his use of practical effects.


The course will be delivered online via Zoom, offering an engaging mix of film clips and tutor-led group discussion.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


Course breakdown:


Week1:  Introduction to Christopher Nolan and his early work

Week 2:  The Prestige, Inception and narrative structure

Week 3:  The Dark Knight trilogy and practical effects

Week 4:  Interstellar, Dunkirk and an initial look at Tenet


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Thursday 30 Jul 20207:00pm Book Now

Virtual Film Camp 12-15 (12-15)

Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking in just one week at our five-day virtual Film Camp for 12-15 year olds.Suitable for both beginners and those with previous experience.

Our annual summer Film Camp is moving online this year, and while the format will be changing, our brilliant tutor Keith Allott will still be covering all the key elements of filmmaking and production through a set of daily meet-ups, tutorials and tasks that can be completed at home.  


At the beginning of each day we’ll meet online as a group, and your task for that day will be explained. It might be looking at camera-work, performance, audio design, editing, special effects or scriptwriting. Throughout the day we’ll meet regularly to talk, share ideas and see what everyone has made. Each task will be designed to be entertaining and educational in equal measure, reflecting a range of film genres, from sci-fi to comedy.


The course will emphasise the importance of working together with others when making films, and each participant’s perspective will be considered – if you prefer being behind the camera for example, we’ll make sure that’s what you do.


It has also been designed to provide a place where you can express your creativity, meet friends, have an opportunity to share and talk about what you make, and – most importantly – have fun!


At the end of the week we’ll have created a series of mini-films that will be collected together and shared online for your family and friends to enjoy.

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Monday 3 Aug 20209:30am Book Now

Film on Demand (18+)

Streaming platforms have become one of the most accessible ways to watch film. This 4-week online course explores the growth of Netflix and its competitors, and considers their impact on the film industry.

Streaming platforms have become one of the most accessible ways to watch film – even more so with the current pandemic.


Tutor Stuart Peters leads this 4-week online course exploring the growth of Netflix and its competitors, and their impact on the film industry.


We'll look at the introduction of streaming with game-changer Netflix and its competitors, and assess the impact on the film industry in light of the current pandemic.


We'll also consider how big budget productions are affected by streaming, given Hollywood's focus on commercial blockbuster franchise film, and explore how streaming may lead to a change in their business strategy as the franchise film market continues to become further saturated.


Using Zoom, the course will offer an engaging mix of film clips and tutor-led group discussion, all in the comfort of your own home.


Places can be booked online only. Access details will be sent to participants by email shortly before the first session.


Course breakdown:


Week 1:  Introduction to streaming platforms

Week 2:  The Netflix effect – how Netflix shaped and changed streaming

Week 3:  The competitors and the growing streaming market.

Week 4:  The future of the film industry and the effects of COVID-19


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Tuesday 4 Aug 20207:00pm Book Now

Virtual Film Camp 16-19 (16+)

Learn how to make a film in just one week at our five-day virtual Film Camp for 16-19 year olds. Suitable for both beginners and those with previous filmmaking experience.

Our annual Film Camp is moving online this year, and while the format will be changing, our course – delivered by industry professional Keith Allott – will still be covering all the key elements of filmmaking and production through a set of daily meet-ups, tutorials and tasks that can be completed at home.  


The course is designed with different learning styles in mind – there’ll be a range of engaging and educational tasks looking at the key aspects of film production and filmmaking styles, and you’ll have the opportunity to work together with the group to make a finished film by the end of the week.


At the beginning of each day we’ll meet online, and your task for that day will be discussed, taking into account different skills and interests in the group. The tasks may require you to find filming locations outside of the house, but social distancing guidelines will be taken into account at all times.


The film production will see everyone working together to develop a script, shooting schedule and shot list before filming and editing the final film, all via online platform Zoom.

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Monday 10 Aug 20209:30am Book Now

In Search of Haydn (12A)

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians.

Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work.


Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers,

producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’.


Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music, but an appreciation of the artist himself.


The emphasis of the film is on the performance and interpretation of the works of Haydn – the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.

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Tuesday 11 Aug 20206:30pm Book Now

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (12A)

Filmed over four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.

Filmed over the course of four years, award-winning director Phil Grabsky follows leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’ attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.


Considered one of the top pianists of the age, Leif Ove Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life.


Against the wonderful background of Leif Ove playing these five pieces, we also show how these works offer a new and fresh way of examining Beethoven’s life and work.


Leif Ove Andsnes’s own life as a pianist is also revealed, and despite knowing and performing all the great composers, he concludes after this major project with Beethoven’s piano concerti – and a world-wide

sell-out tour – that the greatest composer in history is indeed Ludwig van Beethoven.


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Wednesday 16 Dec 20206:30pm Book Now