The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Sargent-Disc have announced that the Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers’ Market – an annual networking and skills development event for first-time feature filmmakers – will take place on Saturday 5 July at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London.
The event will comprise of a packed day of masterclasses, screenings, and speed surgeries to help improve creative and business skills, as well as offering advice to help to navigate and progress in the industry. Highlights of the day include: a British producers’ masterclass with speakers including Damian Jones (Belle, The Iron Lady) and Kate Ogborn (The Spirit of ‘45, The Deep Blue Sea); a session on ‘how to find your cast’, presented by RADA, with casting director Des Hamilton (Nymphomaniac, This Is England); a series of ‘meet the pro’ roundtable sessions, presented by Creative Skillset, with top craft talent, including costume designer Jane Petrie (Top Boy, How I Live Now) and assistant director/producer Dan Winch (Peaky Blinders, Tyrannosaur); and a CV clinic with Kate Watson of Sara Putt Associates.
BAFTA has run the Filmmakers’ Market since 2009 and this year’s event, which is sponsored by Sargent-Disc for a second year, is supported by a number of the UK’s major film organisations.
Tickets are available to book now at http://bit.ly/FilmmakersMarket