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, directing and editing to get you to grips with the whole process.
The committee will help you to make a few films throughout the year: at least one fictional film, a fictional webseries and a documentary film right from the initial idea to picture lock. These films will be the ‘main projects’, where the finances will go. We will help you to enter these projects 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 (although not until it's safe, obviously), as well as host screenings so that you can watch plenty of films without breaking the bank! Even though this year will be a bit different, we have a Discord and plans for various online events to make sure you won't miss out.
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.
Do follow us on our social media for updates!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ueafilmmakingsociety
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1799451010276258/?ref=pages_group_cta
Screenwriting: Tuesdays at 7pm
Editing: Wednesdays at 7pm
Directing and Production: Thursdays at 7pm
Documentary: Instead of documentary workshops, this year we're just jumping straight into creating a documentary. There will still be meetings and workshops, but not on a weekly basis. To stay updated, join the Slack (it's like Discord), and join the Documentary channel
|Head of Documentary
|Head of Production
||Sam Gordon Webb
|Union Council Representative
|Health and Safety Officer
|Equality and Diversity Officer
First Year Representative