The Poet - Screening - 11th April
Producer Training Part 8- Location, Shoot, Health & Safety - 12th April
NPA Shorts Awards Night - 16th April
NPA screen writing courses: Screenlab 3 - 16th April
Pitching for Cannes - 26th April
NPA @ Cannes
Producer Training Part 9 - Post-Production & Edit - 14th June
The Poet - Screening
Preceded by NPA Shorts film winners.
Dir by Paul Hills (NPA Trustee)
Date: 11th April 2005 Time: 6pm-7pm Venue: The Hospital Covent Garden (24 Endell Street, London, WC2)
Paul Hills will afterwards do a candid Q&A about his nightmare experience directing this film.
£10.00 non-NP/£8.00 SW members
Free NPA members
Producer Training Part 8- Location, Shoot, Health & Safety
Date: Tuesday 12th April Time: 7pm Sharp! Venue: Berners Hotel
Concentrating on the shoot itself. We
will be looking at location issues such as health and safety, Police
matters and liaising with the Borough film officers. Also on the agenda
will be insurance issues and solving practical location problems.
With so much work already taken care of, you would be advised to pay
attention to these matters, alongside other potential pitfalls such as
catering, working with stunts and making sure you have enough of the
right kind of on set photographs to make your shoot as beneficial to you
in the long term as possible.
What is the detailed role of the location manager / line producer /
and production manager on the set?. What does the 1st / 2nd AD's take
responsibility for and how do you work with the HOD's to ensure a smooth
Bookings will be taken from 17th March.
NPA Shorts Awards Night
Date: Tuesday April 19th Time: 7pm Venue: Screen 1, UGC, Shaftesbury Avenue
FREE TO ALL! Which talented NPA Film
Maker will walk away with the £26,000 in prizes? Join us on this very
special evening to celebrate the amazing talents of NPA Film makers. 12
short films, selected over the last 12 months are competing for prizes
valued at over £26,000 as well as the opportunity to have their film
screened in Cannes next month. But you know all that - the excitement is
finding out who the winners will be. There will be two prizes - the
first decided by an independent industry panel and an npa members
audience award. So come along and vote for the best short film from an
NPA member over the last 12 months.
With thanks to our event sponsors - UGC, Panasonic, Panavision, Kodak, Dazzle, Chris Jones.
Thank you to all members who sent your films into this competition and
to all members who came along to the screenings each month to suppoer
the monthly winner.
To book - Email:
NPA screenwriting courses provided by Screenwriters
Workshop and Screenlab:
Screenlab 3 Freeing the imagination - First Draft
Date: Sat April 16th Time: 10:30pm - 17:30pm With: Charles Harris
We'll get you ready to write the
first (or next) draft with practical exercises, clips, discussions of
tone and style and feedback - whether you are writing the script
yourself, rewriting it, or working with another writer as director,
producer or co-writer.
£75 Non-members - £65 NPA/SW members
To book - Email:
Pitching for Cannes
Date: Tuesday April 26th Time: 15:00 -
17:00 Venue: NPA Film Centre, 1.07 56 Shoredich High Street E1 6JJ
(Closest Tube: Liverpool Street)
With Cannes just around the corner
are your pitching skills sharp enough to "cut it" at the biggest show in
town? With thousands of filmmakers descending on Cannes the competition
is tough - make sure you and your pitch are prepared to go the
distance. To help you prepare NPA is hosting a 2 1/2 hour pitching
tutorial to assist you get your pitch where it needs to be. NPA CEO
David Castro will coach film makers in what makes a pitch work including
tips on technique and what to avoid.
Spaces limited to 25
£20.00 Non-NPA Members - £10 NPA members
To book - Email:
Date: Monday 16th May Time: TBC Venue: Kodak Pavillion, Cannes
More details to follow shortly. NPA
will be hosting other events at Cannes TBA. We will also have a daily
presence in the Kodak Pavillion.
Passes for the Kodak Pavilion will be available from the NPA office in April.
Producer Training Part 9 - Post-Production & Editing
Date: Tuesday 14th June TBC Time: 7pm Sharp! Venue: Berners Hotel
The final seminar in this year's
program will address delivery requirements, post production decisions,
sound, music copyright, special effects, completion funds as well as
looking at what deals need to be made and when.