The Actors Centre

Why Make A Short Film?

WHAT IS IT? A whistle-stop tour of all things short film for anyone who may be considering getting their hands dirty. HOW WILL IT WORK? Award-winning filmmaker Michael van der Put will introduce you to the world of short film, using examples of work completed on a variety of different budgets. We will discuss the importance of knowing your audience and also examine the idea that a successful short film can be a stepping-stone to features. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? By the end of the night you should have a much better sense of whether your whim is worth pursuing. You will have some idea of where to start looking for funding and also a sense of what to do with the finished film. Price: £18.


Michael Van Der Put

 Michael van der Put is a freelance film and theatre director based in London. He studied directing at Drama Centre where he made his debut short Callum. To date, Callum has screened at 26 festivals around the world and won 15 awards, including Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival. The film was selected as a finalist for the Rushes Soho Shorts Newcomer Award and made it onto the long-list for the BAFTA Short Film Award 2012/13. Recently Michael has been working with many of the cast and crew of Callum to develop two follow up shorts Angry Face & Rage. Together with Callum these films will form a triptych of youth shorts under the umbrella title; Broken Hearted Youth. Visit for further information.


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