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Summer Taster Workshops at NFTS


Summer Taster Workshops at NFTS

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am - 1.30pm

Join industry experts and NFTS course leaders for a series of FREE interactive workshops.


  • Introduction from NFTS Director, Nik Powell (10.45-11.30)
  • Taster Workshops (11.30-1pm)
  • Tours (1pm -13.30)

Please find a full list of workshops below.
N.B. The workshops will be running simultaneously. Please only sign-up to attend one workshop. The workshops are recommended for over 20s.

Television Entertainment MA and Camera, Sound and Vision Mixing Diploma Taster Workshop

An Introduction to Multi-camera Television Production

Head of Television and leading director, David G. Croft (Shooting Stars, Live Aid, Top of Pops) will lead an interactive, free taster workshop in our new 4k TV studio.
You’ll be given the opportunity to try out four of the major roles in multi-camera television production; sound mixing, vision mixing, camera operation and directing. David will be joined by leading industry experts in these fields who will guide you through these skills.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am

Marketing, Distribution, Sales & Exhibition MA Taster Workshop

The Secrets of Film Marketing

An interactive, free taster masterclass with Debbie Rowland

Industry expert and course leader, Debbie Rowland, will guide you through everything you need to know to become a successful marketer in this competitive yet rewarding field.

Deborah has over 24 years’ experience in entertainment marketing and all aspects of film distribution. She has held senior marketing and distribution positions at Koch Media, Artificial Eye, Curzon Cinemas, Icon, Contender Entertainment (now EOne), Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Medusa Pictures and The Pearson Group.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am

Graphics and Titles for Film and Television Diploma Taster Workshop

From Brief to Billboard: How to Design the Perfect Movie Poster

Highly experienced graphic designer and course leader, Hugo Hansell will present a campaign brief for a film, and guide you through the process of designing the perfect poster.

Hugo has developed creative campaigns for Protagonist Pictures, Cornerstone Films, the BFI, BBC Films, Film4, Pathé and Artificial Eye.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am

Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives MA Taster Workshop

How to Set Up Your Own Business in the Creative Industries

An interactive, free taster masterclass with Chris Auty

Film producer and course leader, Chris Auty, will draw on his many years of experience setting up successful businesses within the creative industries, to guide you through some top tips on how to set up your own business and get head in these competitive markets.

He will be joined by the former CEO and now chairman of Ministry of Sound, Lohan Presencer, for an exclusive Q&A, discuss how he set-up one of the most successful indie businesses to come out of the UK in the last 25 years.

Chris Auty began his career as a journalist at Time Out and Hollywood Reporter, before launching his first business venture -- a film distribution business. He went on to acquire cinemas including the Gate (London) and Cameo (Edinburgh), and extended that business into international sales and finance. He spent the ‘90s building The Recorded Picture Company for owner Jeremy Thomas; working with him as a producer; and initiating the creation of Hanway Films – still one of Europe’s leading film sales companies. In the noughties he went on to build The Works (a quoted film finance and sales business). He has worked extensively as a producer/executive with directors ranging from Peter Greenaway and David Cronenberg to Vincent Ward and Michael Winterbottom.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am

Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA Taster Workshop

What do Film Curators do All Day?

Every time you watch a film or a DVD or a TV programme or a piece of online content, someone somewhere has made it available for you to view, legally or illegally. But who get to choose, and what informs their decision?

Course leader and former Artistic Director of the BFI London Film Festival, Sandra Hebron, will lead a free interactive workshop on programming and curating film festivals, using a selection of recent short films.

Sandra Hebron has worked in film exhibition for over 25 years, running a three screen independent cinema and contributing to a range of festivals and events. She is a contributor to Radio 4’s Film Programme, and regularly hosts director Q&As and masterclasses for distributors and exhibitors in the UK and overseas. She is currently a programme consultant to the first Pingyao International Film Festival.

Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA is run in partnership with the BFI.

Tuesday 18 July, 10.45am

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