BFI Scene At Sunrise Film Festival: Filmmaking In East Anglia (Free)
01 Aug 06:30 PM
Until 08:30 PM 2h

BFI Scene At Sunrise Film Festival: Filmmaking In East Anglia (Free)

Sams Wellbeing Hub + Cafe Sams, 132 Bevan Street East, Lowestoft, NR32 2AQ
Screening Films

Aspiring filmmaker? Do you have a passion for filmmaking, join our special BFI event to see 3 BFI-backed short films made in East Anglia and meet Amit Kaur, Director behind Cuppa Chai + Tom Wightman will also be present to talk about BFI Network.

BFI Film Academy SCENE are events that give space for young filmmakers and writers to watch new short films, learn from industry professionals and network with peers.

If looking to meet local like-minded people or perhaps even find your next collaborator, come along to this free event.

We will be joined by Director Amit, who will screen her short film 'Cuppa Chai' and then discuss her journey into filmmaking, the screening will also include two other BFI Network supported shorts in East Anglia, Left Over Directed by David Drake and Not Dark Yet Directed by Hermione Sylvester.

This is a great opportunity to get your questions about the film industry, directing and finding out about support/opportunities through BFI Network and the South East Young Film Network.

All though this event is aimed at 16-25 year olds everyone is welcome! and the event is FREE, but you must register for this event to reserve your spot (if you can no longer attend the event, please cancel your ticket at your earliest convenience).

Includes free light refreshments and film screenings.

About Amit Kaur

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Amit Kaur is a Cambridge based filmmaker. Her BFI NETWORK funded short film 'Cuppa Chai' had its European Premiere at Oberhausen Short Film Festival along with selections in the academy qualifying Cleveland Film Festival among others.

Her next short, 'Kitty Party', is a proof of concept for a Comedy TV Pilot and is produced by Slough based Resource Productions.

Amit's diverse portfolio also includes editing, and post-production.
As Post Coordinator, she's worked with filmmakers Mira Nair and Lydia Pilcher on the BBC adaptation of 'A Suitable Boy.'

Currently, she is developing her first feature 'KES' and is also an alumnae of Screenskills funded Filmnomics Feature Programme for debut feature directors. She was also a part of US based Rickshaw Film Lab for her short film projects and has shadowed on ITV shows under Creative Access mentoring programme.

This screening is supported by BFI Film Academy with funding from the National Lottery.

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Additional Information: Please note parking is not available on-site. The nearest car parks are at Clapham Road South or Whapload Road, Lowestoft Train Station is a 3-5 minute walk from Sams.

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