Integral to the Festival is “Open Call”, a series of Master Classes in the arts & crafts of filmmaking taken by film industry professionals with many years of experience. The classes are divided into two sections, one series on the arts & crafts of filmmaking and a second on the business of film production. The programme will include cinematography, music in film, directing actors, video special effects plus all you need to know about producing a film, finance, structure, legal and what to expect from a film festival.

The Oscar-nominated film producer, Stephen Woolley, recipient of a BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema leads a parade of gifted and respected film industry professionals, including the Oscar-nominated composer, Gary Yershon, Sara Putt of Sara Putt Associates (and BAFTA board member), Holly Tarquini, Festival Director FilmBath, taking Master classes. More names will be published shortly.

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