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Birmingham Film Festival: Event Highlights

Birmingham Film Festival kicks off on Friday 1st November and there's so much to do and see (and most of it for free too!)

There's a bustling roster of International work, including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos and screenplays all being screened across the festival and you can find the listings here:

The programme of events is not just limited to screenings though, with workshops, talks and seminars peppered throughout the festival too! Check out our highlights and take advantage of this amazing event happening right in the heart of our city!

BBC Writers Room

Tuesday 5th November, 11am - 1pm

Join BBC Writers Room for an informative talk and get useful advice and tips. BBC Writers Room discovers, develops and champions new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite

Seminar: BBFC

Thursday 7th November, 1-3pm

Confession time: I am fascinated by film classification.

It might not sound like the most exciting event across the festival, but I for one love finding out about the process as I find it an interesting reflection of what society thinks it is and I like to see how these standards intersect with commercial and artistic output.

Also, as filmmakers, it is helpful to know where the boundaries lie when crafting your work and thinking about audience. Plus we don't have Simon Bates letting you know what the ratings mean at the beginning of videotapes anymore - yes, I am old.

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite

How to Write a Movie In 30 Days

Thursday 7th November, 4 - 6pm

In this special event, acclaimed screenwriter and lecturer Pat Higgins will take you through the tricks and techniques of successful screenwriting. From creating characters to idea generation, from how to get those first words onto the paper through to constructing an emotionally satisfying ending.

Buy your £5 ticket on Eventbrite

Midlands Movie Makers

Friday 8th November, 2 - 4pm

A panel of Midlands based filmmakers talking about their experiences

Guests include

Gurjant Singh

David L Knight

Jon Pegg

Louise Osbrone

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite

Women Of Film

Friday 8th November, 4 - 6pm

An opportunity to hear from a panel of women working in the industry, including

Chloe Brown

Tsvetelina Ivanova

Mellissa Donello

A great event to be able to network and meet some incredibly talented women

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite

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