FILMMAKER STUDIO LIVE

presented by the greaT NORTHERN FILM lab

Taking place over four days of the festival on the 1st-4th March at the prestigious Manchester Studios the Filmmaker Studio’s will be live events will take the form of a chat show and will be hosted by BBC Manchester’s Film Critic Tom Percival.

Tickets will cost £2 with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust and can be purchased in advance or on the day.

MONDAY 4TH MARCH

1 - 2PM 21st CENTURY ‘HORROR’ SCREENWRITING LECTURE

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This 60 Minute lecture is a condensed version of a two day ‘Horror Screenwriting Weekend’ course commencing summer 2019. This taster session will feature new, innovative ideas and techniques offering valuable insight into the workings of the genre and practical approaches to help stimulate original content and maintain clarity during the writing and re-writing process.  

Topics include:

  • How the technique of TERROR/HORROR/TRAUMA is used to create ‘frights’ 

  • How all Horror stories can be condensed into one of three primal WARNINGS

  • The outdated paradigm of Horror

  • The 5 TYPES of MONSTER

  • How to create a MEMORABLE Monster

  • Priorities in the re-write 

  • How to use CONTEXT to your advantage

  • How to bring morality into your screenplay with a ‘Devil’s disciple’ character  

  • And much more.

The lecture is suitable for beginner to advanced.

2.45 - 4pm FILMMAKER STUDIO 1

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Directors Grant Mcphee and Richard Heap will be discussing their world premiering films FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE and THE RUNAWAYS

Tuesday 5th March

2:45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 2

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Social Media star Bonang Matheba and the crew behind PUBLIC FIGURE will be talking about the film and social media

Wednesday 6th March

1 - 2PM Filmmaker Studio 3

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Cast and crew from a selection of MANIFF2019’s shorts will be talking short films and short filmmaking

2:45 - 4PM Filmmaker Studio 4

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Cast and crew from a selection of MANIFF2019’s shorts will be talking short films and short filmmaking

Thursday 7th March

1pm - 2pm Independent film financing WITH GARETH JONES

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Gareth Jones is a vastly experienced film producer who has financed many successful titles that include ' With Nail and I', ' The Secretary' and 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. He will share his knowledge of independent film financing

2.45 - 4PM FILMMAKER STUDIO 5

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Director of PARIS SONG Jeff Vespa will be joining us to discuss his film

Friday 8th March

1 - 2PM Filmmaker Studio 6

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A discussion about the film making process with a selection of MANIFF2019’s directors

2:45 - 4PM Filmmaker Studio 7

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Representatives of the films will be talking about the issues raised in their films