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Colchester Film Network

Colchester Film Network is a series of seminars and networking events.

Aimed at local filmmakers, actors, film financiers and film marketing specialists, whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew for a new project, or looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss all your current and future projects with a drink in hand and some great company.

  • Film Networking Event & Seminar on Submitting for film festivals.
  • £Pay What You Can on the door & cash Bar with Alcoholic & Soft Drinks

Our next session is Wednesday the 5th of February.

Key Speakers:
Norwich Film Festival

The Norwich Film Festival is an exciting place to discover new talent, and to be discovered. We have become a key annual event for emerging and established filmmakers from all over the world. We are proud that our festival programme is curated with original, diverse, bold and culturally rich content. Films submitted to our Festival have gone on to win awards at BAFTA and the Oscars as well as other festivals such as Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW.

Steven Dorrington
Multi-award-winning Writer/Director and co-founder of Aura Films; an award-winning film and video production company in Colchester.
He will be doing a talk about submitting into film festivals, dos and don’ts.

Speakers –

Elliott Mcmillan
Co-Owner of AE Productions, Professional Media and Film Production. We strive to create and share digital creative content of all types.
AE Productions

Lewis Ward
Owner of Berwyn Films, Youtube based video production company creating a mixture of drama and music videos
Berwyn Films

Get to meet:

Film Suffolk

Colchester Film Makers Club

Essex Theatre Artist Network.

The evening will be hosted by Jamie Weston from Signals.


Over the next six months Colchester Film Network will present talks covering; producing, directing, acquisitions and distribution, what film festivals look for, copyright law, moving from short films to features, creating productions for broadcast and much more.

Each session will feature two presentations, with one guest from outside the area and another highlighting local talent. There will also be networking activities, so make sure you bring plenty of business cards.

This event is made possible with funding from SECCADS and the BFI Network.

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