Making the Jump

Professional Development Workshop

How to go from short filmmaker to feature filmmaker.

Sunderland Shorts Film Festival and Generator are pleased to announce details of a free 1-day course designed to give practical advice on the development of short films and feature films and making the transition from short filmmaker to feature film maker.

The course is aimed at students, recent graduates, or early career filmmakers, though anyone with an interest in filmmaking is welcome to attend.

Participants will receive one-to-one coaching from industry specialists.

Short film and feature film producer Steve Bowden (Happy Clapper, Prima Primavera, The Carer) and screenwriter Martin Herron (School for Seduction, Irina Palm) have over 40 years experience in the industry and will provide need-to-know, essential knowledge about film development, financing and production with practical steps and actions for the advancement of your projects and your career.

The sessions will take place on:

Saturday 4th July
10.00 am

Sunderland Software Centre
Tavistock Place

Want to attend?

Places at this workshop are of high value, but thanks to Generator’s ERDF funding we can offer spaces FREE OF CHARGE for film makers (including pre-starts) from the North East of England.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear

Spaces are limited, please visit the Generator Website to register your place to avoid disappointment.

Register your place now

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