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Since 2013 the Sheffield-based social enterprise E.D.E.N. Film Productions have been running filmmaking workshops and events for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as organising the Transforming Cinema film festival. As part of their E.D.E.N. Digital project they're hosting five masterclasses with established filmmakers for the LGBTQ+ community.

All masterclasses are available for no cost and will be hosted via Zoom. The masterclasses are for ages 18+. Read on for details and to register.

Brett ChapmanHow to make a living as an independent filmmaker
Thursday 10th September 7-9pm

In this masterclass Brett Chapman will talk about how to make a living as an independent filmmaker working outside of the traditional structures of the film industry. The masterclass will look at ways that filmmakers can diversify their income streams whilst continuing to make award-winning work that they care about. From a short film made on a point and shoot camera to a 50k short film, Brett will talk about some of his previous projects and share his insights and tips for surviving as an indie filmmaker.

Click HERE to register your place for this masterclass.

Click HERE to read Brett Chapman’s biography.

Rikki Beadle-Blair – How To Write Great Screenplay with Rikki Beadle-Blair
Monday 14th September 7-9pm

Break down and demystify the thrilling processes of creating and completing an exciting, relevant film script. Fall in love with the work. Get your vision out there!

Click HERE to register your place for this masterclass.

Click HERE to read Rikki Beadle-Blair’s biography.

Rikki Beadle-Blair – How to Have a Queer Career with Rikki Beadle-Blair
Monday 21st September 7-9pm

Break through the glass ceiling in your brain and learn to make the most of everything about you in this inspiring, practical workshop for anyone who wants to represent the LGBTQI+ community and have fun doing it.

Click HERE to register your place for this masterclass.

Click HERE to read Rikki Beadle-Blair’s biography.

Campbell X
Thursday 1st October 7-9pm

Campbell X gives a workshop on getting your film from idea to screen. Bring your one page treatments. Campbell will guide you in how to:
• Polish your treatment
• Think of diversity & inclusion as second nature
• Excite funders/investors
• Find creative ways of shooting
• Develop an audience
• Market/screen your film/webseries

The workshop will include exercises and will be interactive so bring enthusiasm, pens, crayons, paper, tablets, laptops, smartphones.

Places on this masterclass are limited.

Click HERE to register your place for this masterclass.

Click HERE to read Campbell X’s biography.

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor – Making a Short Film: Masterclass
Thursday 8th October 7-9pm

In this masterclass Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor will cover what makes a short film work, using a couple of short film examples. The masterclass will look at how to approach writing a short film, what to think about in terms of character and the practicalities around how to shoot it. It will also look at how much a short film can cost, should cost and what resources you already have access to, in order to make a short film. The masterclass will also cover where you should screen your film and how to get it out there.

Click HERE to register your place for this masterclass.

Click HERE to read Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor’s biography.

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