Microbudget Films: Where’s the Beef? Where’s the Audience?

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The recent explosion in micro-budget feature filmmaking in the UK has seen a wave of new talent enter the industry. With filmmakers able to take chances they might not take with more investment on the line, relatively low risk production can yield high creative rewards.

Micro-budget films of all genres are receiving excellent reviews from critics, and gathering plaudits from the industry and audiences alike, from Shifty and Mum & Dad – the first two features from Film London’s Microwave scheme (for features of 100K and under), to the critically acclaimed documentary Of Time and City, released through Northwest Vision and Media’s Digital Departures scheme, to Shane Meadow’s upcoming new feature Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee.

With Digital Departures (Salvage and Kicks) and Microwave (Freestyle) both preparing to release further new and innovative films, the UK’s micro-budget film sector looks set to grow stronger still over the coming months.

But what elements are unique to the process of making a microbudget feature? And just as importantly when do you think about audience and how do you find distribution for your microbudget feature?

Film London supported by Skillset and in partnership with Northwest Vision and Media and Cornerhouse and BAFTA, present a seminar on micro-budget film-making: what works as microbudget and how do you find your audience and secure distribution?

Join our expert panel, including Maggie Ellis, Head of Production at Film London; Colin Pons, producer of the recent microbudget feature Hush; Kolton Lee director of the upcoming Microwave feature Freestyle; further guests to be announced.

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