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Intro to Genre Filmmaking: Comedy (12-15)

Learn the essentials of comedy filmmaking in this one-day course, the first in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.

Learn the essentials of comedy filmmaking in this one-day course, the first in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.


The term ‘film genre’ is used to describe a certain way of making films, each with its own basic rules on style, mood, setting and storytelling.


During this course you’ll learn about the trappings and conventions of the comedy genre from our expert tutor Keith Allott, including a practical demonstration of filmmaking techniques essential to comedy films. We’ll then ask you to film a short scene putting what you’ve learned into action, before showcasing what you’ve made to the group.


The course will take place online, with teaching and tutor demonstrations in the morning, followed by a hands-on self-directed filmmaking task in the afternoon, and a final session online where everyone can share what they’ve made. Tutors will be available throughout the day for advice and support.


Participants will need access to a laptop or tablet for the taught sessions, and a tablet, smartphone or digital camera for the filmmaking activity.


Other sessions in our Intro to Genre Filmmaking series will cover Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror.


BOOKING NFORMATION


You can book for individual sessions if you want to learn about one particular genre, or attend the whole series. Individual sessions are £15 each, but you can book all 4 sessions for the discounted rate of £50. (Note: Discount applied at checkout. All 4 sessions must be booked in the same transaction.)

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Saturday 22 May 202110:00am Book Now

Intro to Genre Filmmaking: Sci-Fi (12-15)

Learn the essentials of sci-fi filmmaking in this one-day course, the second in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.

Learn the essentials of sci-fi filmmaking in this one-day course, the second in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.


The term ‘film genre’ is used to describe a certain way of making films, each with its own basic rules on style, mood, setting and storytelling.


During this course you’ll learn about the trappings and conventions of the sci-fi genre from our expert tutor Keith Allott, including a practical demonstration of filmmaking techniques essential to sci-fi films. We’ll then ask you to film a short scene putting what you’ve learned into action, before showcasing what you’ve made to the group.


The course will take place online, with teaching and tutor demonstrations in the morning, followed by a hands-on self-directed filmmaking task in the afternoon, and a final session online where everyone can share what they’ve made. Tutors will be available throughout the day for advice and support.


Participants will need access to a laptop or tablet for the taught sessions, and a tablet, smartphone or digital camera for the filmmaking activity.


Other sessions in our Intro to Genre Filmmaking series will cover Comedy, Fantasy and Horror.


BOOKING INFORMATION


You can book for individual sessions if you want to learn about one particular genre, or attend the whole series. Individual sessions are £15 each, but you can book all 4 sessions for the discounted rate of £50. (Note: Discount applied at checkout. All 4 sessions must be booked in the same transaction.)

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Saturday 29 May 202110:00am Book Now

Khape (18)

Aditya Lakhia (who played the beloved Kachra in Lagaan) stars in a moving Gujarati drama about Ali, a young boy who works as a labourer to help support his poverty-stricken family.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT LCB DEPOT**

 

Aditya Lakhia (who played the beloved Kachra in Lagaan) stars in a moving Gujarati drama about Ali, a young boy who works as a labourer to help support his poverty-stricken family. Despite the family's circumstances and living in a community where education is frowned upon as a waste of time, Ali’s father insists his son be educated for the opportunities it offers.


Khape explores the power of education to break down barriers and help people rise above their circumstances to aspire to a better life.


Please note your ticket includes a pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.


Screening as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2021. Find more details on the films screening in the festival here.


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Friday 4 Jun 20216:45pm Book Now

Intro to Genre Filmmaking: Horror (12-15)

Learn the essentials of horror filmmaking in this one-day course, the third in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.

Learn the essentials of horror filmmaking in this one-day course, the third in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.


The term ‘film genre’ is used to describe a certain way of making films, each with its own basic rules on style, mood, setting and storytelling.


During this course you’ll learn about the trappings and conventions of the horror genre from our expert tutor Keith Allott, including a practical demonstration of filmmaking techniques essential to horror films. We’ll then ask you to film a short scene putting what you’ve learned into action, before showcasing what you’ve made to the group.


The course will take place online, with teaching and tutor demonstrations in the morning, followed by a hands-on self-directed filmmaking task in the afternoon, and a final session online where everyone can share what they’ve made. Tutors will be available throughout the day for advice and support.


Participants will need access to a laptop or tablet for the taught sessions, and a tablet, smartphone or digital camera for the filmmaking activity.


Other sessions in our Intro to Genre Filmmaking series will cover Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy.


BOOKING INFORMATION


You can book for individual sessions if you want to learn about one particular genre, or attend the whole series. Individual sessions are £15 each, but you can book all 4 sessions for the discounted rate of £50. (Note: Discount applied at checkout. All 4 sessions must be booked in the same transaction.)

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Saturday 5 Jun 202110:00am Book Now

Ginsberg's Karma + Digital Commissions (18)

Ginsberg's Karma is an insightful, entertaining look at the transformative phase in the poet Allen Ginsberg's life - his first trip to India in 1962.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT LCB DEPOT**


Ginsberg's Karma is an insightful, entertaining look at the transformative phase in the poet Allen Ginsberg's life - his first trip to India in 1962.An experience which would transform him into America's first hippie. While in India, he experimented with mind-altering drugs and spiritualism, a path which eventually led him to becoming a political activist. The documentary follows poet Bob Holman as he travels to India to try and piece together Ginsberg's life there to revisit his various adventures and how they defined him.


Please note your ticket includes a pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.


Ray of Hope Digital Commissions

Nine digital commission winners showcase their three minute short films featuring their interpretation of this year’s festival

theme “Ray of Hope,” inspired by the works of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.


Annusheh Rahim Qureshi presents RUKHS 

Pakistan 2021, 5 mins, Urdu w/ English subtitles


Deyali Mukherjee presents ANAND DHARA STREAM OF JOY 

India & UK 2021, 3 mins


Mahenderpal Sorya presents SAECULUM

UK 2021, 4 mins

 

Nimrita Kaur presents (IM)PERFECTION 

UK 2021, 6 mins, English


Robby Khela presents BETTER DAYS 

UK 2021, 3 mins, English


Shai Hussain presents THE WAVING MAN 

UK 2021, 3 mins, English


Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali & Simi Carpenter present STRONGER 

Nepal & UK 2021, 3 mins, English


Shayan Ali presents ALIF ALPHA

UK 2021 English


Umisha Gheewala presents SISTERHOOD

UK 2021, 2 mins, English



Screening as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2021. Find more details on the films screening in the festival here.


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Saturday 5 Jun 20214:00pm Book Now

Not Today (18)

A young woman from a traditional Muslim family in Mumbai goes to work secretly as a suicide prevention counsellor. On her first day, she encounters a 52-year-old man, standing atop a high-rise, wanting to jump.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT LCB DEPOT**


A young woman from a traditional Muslim family in Mumbai goes to work secretly as a suicide prevention counsellor. On her first day, she encounters a 52-year-old man, standing atop a high-rise, wanting to jump.


In trying to bring him down, she discovers that he has been a Suicide Prevention Counsellor for 15 years. But what happens when those who are tasked with listening and supporting have the largest burden to bear themselves?


At a time when mental health is arguably more important than it's ever been with so much of the world struggling through unprecedented times, Not Today seeks to foster important discussions with warmth and compassion. It’s a simple message, but a beautiful one - sometimes what people really need is a conversation and to know that someone cares enough to just listen.


Please note your ticket includes a pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.


Screening as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2021. Find more details on the films screening in the festival here.


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Saturday 5 Jun 20216:00pm Book Now

Chote Nawab (18)

His first visit to his hometown in Lucknow becomes a transformative rollercoaster for a 13-year-old Londoner when attending a simple family wedding escalates into a defining experience.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT LCB DEPOT**


His first visit to his hometown in Lucknow becomes a transformative rollercoaster for 13-year-old Londoner Junaid. Attending a simple family wedding escalates into a defining experience where he falls in love for the first time but also experiences the depths of patriarchy, classism and toxic tradition.


Through a young boy’s bittersweet journey, Chote Nawab sees through the facade of the big Indian wedding to examine restriction, hypocrisy and contradiction in convervative communities.


Please note your ticket includes a pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.


Screening as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2021. Find more details on the films screening in the festival here.


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Saturday 5 Jun 20218:30pm Book Now

World Cinema (18)

Following the success of our 2-week Introduction to World Cinema course back in January, tutor Kenton Hall returns with a new 4-week course that travels the world via cinema, looking for the crossover points between universal humanity and cultural diversity.

Following the success of our 2-week Introduction to World Cinema course back in January, tutor Kenton Hall returns with a new 4-week course that travels the world via cinema, looking for the crossover points between universal humanity and cultural diversity.


In the UK, English language cinema – either homegrown or, most often, from the United States – fills a large portion of our film diet. In this course, we’re going to explore the rest of what the world has to offer.


Course breakdown


Each week will concentrate on a region of the globe and highlight mainstream films and indie gems alike.


Week 1:  North

Week 2:  South

Week 3:  East

Week 4:  West


Using Zoom, the course will deliver expert tuition, film clips and 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 the day before the first session.


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Wednesday 9 Jun 20217:00pm Book Now

Intro to Genre Filmmaking: Fantasy (12-15)

Learn the essentials of fantasy filmmaking in this one-day course, the last in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.

Learn the essentials of fantasy filmmaking in this one-day course, the last in a new series of genre filmmaking courses for young people aged 12-15.


The term ‘film genre’ is used to describe a certain way of making films, each with its own basic rules on style, mood, setting and storytelling.


During this course you’ll learn about the trappings and conventions of the fantasy genre from our expert tutor Keith Allott, including a practical demonstration of filmmaking techniques essential to fantasy films. We’ll then ask you to film a short scene putting what you’ve learned into action, before showcasing what you’ve made to the group.


The course will take place online, with teaching and tutor demonstrations in the morning, followed by a hands-on self-directed filmmaking task in the afternoon, and a final session online where everyone can share what they’ve made. Tutors will be available throughout the day for advice and support.


Participants will need access to a laptop or tablet for the taught sessions, and a tablet, smartphone or digital camera for the filmmaking activity.


Other sessions in our Intro to Genre Filmmaking series will cover Comedy, Sci-fi and Horror.


BOOKING INFORMATION


You can book for individual sessions if you want to learn about one particular genre, or attend the whole series. Individual sessions are £15 each, but you can book all 4 sessions for the discounted rate of £50. (Note: Discount applied at checkout. All 4 sessions must be booked in the same transaction.)

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Saturday 12 Jun 202110:00am Book Now

Phoenix Film Camp 7-11

SOLD OUT. Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for children aged 7-11. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two, and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for children aged 7-11. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two, and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: we’re planning to run this course in-venue at Phoenix in a ‘COVID-safe’ environment, however if this is not possible due to further COVID-19 restrictions we will deliver the course online. In this case, participants will have a mix of tutor-led online learning and self-directed filmmaking tasks to complete at home, supported remotely our tutor Keith and Phoenix staff. The main outcome will still be to create a short film over the week.

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Monday 26 Jul 20219:30am Book Now (Sold Out)

Phoenix Film Camp 12-15

SOLD OUT. Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 12 to 15-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 12 to 15-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: we’re planning to run this course in-venue at Phoenix in a ‘COVID-safe’ environment, however if this is not possible due to further COVID-19 restrictions we will deliver the course online. In this case, participants will have a mix of tutor-led online learning and self-directed filmmaking tasks to complete at home, supported remotely our tutor Keith and Phoenix staff. The main outcome will still be to create a short film over the week.

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Monday 2 Aug 20219:30am Book Now (Sold Out)

Phoenix Film Camp 16-19

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 16 to 19-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.

Make a short film in 5 days at our annual summer holiday Film Camp for 16 to 19-year-olds. Enter the room on Monday with just an idea or two and leave on Friday with a film in the can that you shot and starred in.


Starting on Monday we’ll write a story for a film we can produce in a week. Tuesday will be rehearsing and assigning roles, from actors to camera and sound operators.


Then from Wednesday to Friday it’s lights, camera, action as we go out on set to make our film a reality.


The film will then be edited by the course tutor ready for its ‘premiere’ screening in the autumn.


Designed with different learning styles in mind, Film Camp covers all the key elements of filmmaking and production, including scriptwriting, shooting, direction and editing.


All equipment and training will be provided by our expert tutor Keith Allott.


PLEASE NOTE: we’re planning to run this course in-venue at Phoenix in a ‘COVID-safe’ environment, however if this is not possible due to further COVID-19 restrictions we will deliver the course online. In this case, participants will have a mix of tutor-led online learning and self-directed filmmaking tasks to complete at home, supported remotely our tutor Keith and Phoenix staff. The main outcome will still be to create a short film over the week.


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Monday 9 Aug 20219:30am Book Now