Make a Film in a Weekend

About this Event

If you attended the event on 25th August you can receive your ticket at the reduced price of £85 until 30th August. Please refer to the access code in your email. After 30th August the ticket price will be £100.

10% discount for National Youth Theatre members and returning ‘Make a Film in a Weekend’ participants.

This September 2020 the successful Make a Film in a Weekend is back and better than ever. Join a team of ten to take on the objective of creating a short film in an upbeat, safe, and nurturing setting. Participants will complete the course with the skills and mindset to go out and make their own movies. Previous course films have been screened at the BFI and Tate exchange. A separate editing workshop and screening are included in the ticket. Geared for people aged 17-23 – all experience levels welcome!

What you can learn on the weekend

Story generation & Scriptwriting

Location and Storyboarding

Rehearsal and direction of actors

Camera operating with professional DSLR cameras

Lighting and Sound Recording

Editing footage with professional software

Meet the team

Dan Robb – Dan has worked extensively in the film and TV industry for over 15 years and runs his own production company. Dan’s attention to detail and expert knowledge makes him an ideal instructor and director for this intense, action-packed weekend.

James Broadley – Trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. James works extensively with The National Youth Theatre, facilitating workshops. James works at Amnesty international Human rights action centre in communications.

More guest instructors to be introduced on the weekend.

To enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course and operate a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information regarding the course and to find out about bursaries, please contact the team by email on film@bellhouse.com. We want this course to be open to anyone – no matter what. Please note, we are unable to offer refunds unless there are exceptional circumstances.

10% discount for National Youth theatre Members and returning ‘Make a Film in a Weekend’ participants.

Duration: two full-time days, (Saturday-Sunday, 9am – 6pm *) A hot communal lunch will be served both days with refreshments during the day. (Sunday 6.30pm finish*)

Structure of Event

Saturday morning Team games & story generation

Hot communal lunch

Saturday afternoon complete script – Sound, light and camera workshop

Sunday morning – start filming – workshop

Hot communal lunch

Sunday afternoon finish film

6-6.30 debrief

Testimonial’s from previous ‘Make a Film in a Weekend’ courses

“A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I loved it!”

“Exceeded my expectations”

“Very supportive atmosphere with lots of freedom”

Instagram @mafia_weekend

COVID-19: Please note that the safety of our participants is of paramount importance and we intend to fully comply with government guidance. In the unusual circumstances where we will be required to cancel this event, participants will receive a full refund of their ticket. Social distancing measures and protective measures for all will be in place for the duration of this event. Full details of these can be issued on request upon booking your place. As Government guidelines and allowances are under constant change, Bell House are constantly reviewing their events policies in accordance with these guidelines.


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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45