Tag: festivals

  • Six British Films You Won’t Want to Miss From the BFI London Film Festival 2023

    Six British Films You Won’t Want to Miss From the BFI London Film Festival 2023

    We look at six unmissable British productions from this year’s BFI London Film Festival In October 2023, the annual British Film Institute London Film Festival celebrated its 67th year. Returning to in-person screenings and a popular online platform, the festival brought feature-length, short form and episodic new releases to audiences up and down the country.…

  • What You Need to Know About Making a Short Film

    What You Need to Know About Making a Short Film

    Tips for producing and funding a short film, and how to apply to short film festivals by Justin McDonald Creating your own work is an important part of finding your way in the industry today. With the UK film and television industry now one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, and recent statistics…

  • Tips for Planning Your Edinburgh Fringe Show

    Tips for Planning Your Edinburgh Fringe Show

    What to keep in mind when you’re planning to bring a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Taking a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe isn’t something to be done on a whim. It takes months of preparation and planning to make sure everything runs smoothly, and even then, there’s plenty that can be forgotten or overlooked.…

  • Accessibility at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Accessibility at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Top tips for making an inclusive, accessible Edinburgh Festival Fringe show and how to communicate your access needs as a performer Making theatre accessible and inclusive is vital, but it isn’t always easy – especially when it comes to putting on a show in a historic city like Edinburgh when old, often inaccessible buildings become…

  • Promoting Your Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Promoting Your Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Tips for marketing and promoting your Edinburgh Festival Fringe show After all the hard work of funding, budgeting, and bringing your show to the Edinburgh Fringe, you’re finally ready for an audience. You have tickets to sell, seats to fill, and interviews to give, but none of this comes without marketing and promoting your show. It’s important to…

  • Cost and Budgeting Tips for the Edinburgh Fringe

    Cost and Budgeting Tips for the Edinburgh Fringe

    Top tips for costing and budgeting for your show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe How much does it cost to bring a show to the Edinburgh Fringe? It’s the hopefully not-a-million-dollar-question asked by every ambitious creative wishing to bring a show to the festival. Unfortunately, it’s also very much a ‘how-long-is-a-piece-of-string’ kind of question, and the answer is…

  • How to get Funding for Edinburgh Fringe

    How to get Funding for Edinburgh Fringe

    Top tips on how to raise funds to put on a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe It’s no secret that putting on a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can be costly. Expenses you’ll need to plan for can include: Venue costs Registration fees Production costs Accommodation Travel Marketing, PR and press costs Living…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Putting on a Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

    The Ultimate Guide to Putting on a Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

    Everything you need to know if you’re performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has a special place in the performing arts calendar. Every August, the Scottish capital becomes the centre of an explosion of shows, cultures and performances celebrating everything the arts has to offer. It’s a great place for performers…

  • Spotlight Teams Up with WeAudition at Sundance to Discuss the Future of Casting

    Spotlight Teams Up with WeAudition at Sundance to Discuss the Future of Casting

    Spotlight joins WeAudition and CSA Casting Directors at the Sundance Film Festival to discuss the future of casting The Sundance Film Festival is a mainstay of the festival circuit, bringing artists and audiences together to showcase independent filmmakers from across the globe. In addition to sparking bidding wars amongst the studios for films destined to…

  • Family Relationships Emerge as Key Theme at London Film Festival 2022

    Family Relationships Emerge as Key Theme at London Film Festival 2022

    Looking at the key themes filmmakers are showcasing in their work at the BFI London Film Festival 2022. The BFI London Film Festival provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work from all corners of the world. Films are categorised into over 15 strands, from the ‘Experimental strand’ which features new ways of experiencing productions…