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The Filmmaking Society aims to create innovative and thought provoking films. Our main priority as a society is to help hone your creative talent! You don’t have to know anything about the filmmaking process, you just need to have a keen eye for a good story!

The beauty of filmmaking is that there are so many roles to choose from and no role is too small, if you’re an organiser then producing is your route, if you like story then screenwriting or directing would be a perfect match, and if you prefer the technical side there are plenty of roles from editor, cinematographer, sound mixer to set and costume designer, the list is endless! So if you’re not that confident with a camera but are still interested in films then this is the perfect place to be.

What makes us unique as a society is that we run WEEKLY workshops in screenwriting, documentary, producing and editing to get you to grips with the whole process. 

The committee will help you to make 3 films throughout the year, two short fictional films and a documentary film right from the initial idea to picture lock. These films will be the ‘main projects’, where the finances will go. Then the most exciting thing about it is we will help you to enter these 3 films into film festivals around the world and get your name on IMDB! You're sure to make some like minded friends within the society, and we encourage you to make your own shorts with them. If you also want to make your own projects, we will help you do this by connecting you with other people who might be interested in your project, finding you equipment, cast and crew. 

Phew! If all of that isn’t enough then how about an incredibly active social life? We’ll host regular socials, but not like any you’ve seen! Yes we’ll go out on the lash in town, as well as host screenings so that you can watch a film a week without breaking the bank!

This year we're bringing back everyone's favourite event! We'll be hosting the 48 hour film challenge where you will get in to teams and will have to write, film and edit a film in 2 days! It will then be screened in front of an audience and the committee will pick the winners for each catagory!

So if you love films, filmmaking, writing, costume design, composing, drinking beer and/or tea then hit that ‘add to basket’ button (you know you want to).

Membership fees: If you are or will be a student at UEA, you must select the Standard Membership NOT the Associate Membership. If you are joining in the second semester you select the Second Semester Membership. 

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Screenwriting: Mondays 6-7pm, Bookable Room 5 

First workshop date: 07/10/19


Documentary: Tuesdays 6-8pm, Bookable Room 1

First workshop date: 08/10/19


Editing: Thursdays 5-7pm, Bookable Room 5 (until further notice).

First workshop date: 10/10/19


Production: Fridays 5-7pm (Room TBC)

First workshop date: 11/10/19

2019/20 Committee:

President Liyaan Sarwal
Secretary  Rowan Grove
Treasurer & Head of Documentary Ben Moxon
Head of Production Marco Gagetti
Social Secretary Thomas Jenkins
Union Council Representative & Equality and Diversity Officer Jeven Valencia
Health and Safety Officer Na'Imah Laurent-Dixon

First Year Representative

Travis Cullum