Story Campus presents MICRO TACTICS: Essential knowledge for making your low budget feature film.

A one day gathering discussing the vibrant territory of micro budget feature filmmaking.
Speakers who have successfully made feature films on budgets between £1000 and £350 000 will address topics including development, financing, production, post production, sales and distribution. Micro Tactics will provide essential best practice advice to filmmakers looking to make a feature film in this budget range.

Speakers will include: Tessa Inkelaar (Microwave. Film London), Dominic Buchanan (Producer. Lilting), Lindy Heymann (Director. Kicks), Alison Sterling (Producer. Flying Blind) Ben Blaine (Director. Nina Forever) Terry McMahon (Director. Charlie Casanova.) Jes Benstock (Director. The British Guide To Showing Off) More speakers to be announced.

November 1st 10.00-17.00
Lecture Hall BG02
City University.
Northampton Square.
London EC1V 0HB


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Story Campus partners with BAFTA on Filmmakers Market.

In July  Story Campus were  partners on the Sargent-Disc BAFTA Filmmakers Market. David Keating and David Pope were in attendance to take pitch meetings with attending filmmakers.

In addition on the day David Pope chaired the producers masterclass featuring Kate Ogborn – The Spirit of ’45, This is England, The Deep Blue Sea.
Jim Wilson – Attack the Block, Under the Skin, 20,000 Days on Earth.
Damian Jones – The Iron Lady, Kidulthood, History Boys.

Podcast of the event can be found here:








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Story Campus Screenwriters Lab at JDIFF in association with Screen Training Ireland

Story Campus Screenwriters Lab at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in association with Screen Training Ireland. 15th and 16th February 2014.

An intensive two day project centred development lab for narrative feature film screenwriters.

The lab will draw on the experience of ten international film industry advisors including feature film creative producers, screenwriters and development executives.

During the two days each participant will have the opportunity to:

1. Have three one to one project development meetings, each meeting with a different advisor. Meetings aimed at advancing the project and refining it’s essence.

2. Attend masterclass sessions on specific screenplay development topics

3. Network with participants and advisors.

Who should apply: Screenwriters with a narrative feature film project. While projects will considered at any stage of development a specific treatment (no more than 1500 words)  will need to be produced as a discussion document for the development meetings (see below)

Participation is by selection.

Prospective screenwriters should submit a synopsis of the feature film project they are developing (no more than 150 words) and a current CV to contact@storycampus.com by 09.00 Dublin Thursday 23/01/14.

Successful applicants only will be informed by 18.00 Dublin Friday 24/01/14.

Upon receiving confirmation successful candidates will then need to submit a treatment (no more than 1500 words) to contact@storycampus.com by 09.00 Dublin Monday 03/02/14 to be distributed to advisors in advance of the lab.

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Coming Soon: Story Campus presents Micro Tactics

Coming to London. Story Campus presents: Micro Tactics, a one day conference on micro budget feature filmmaking. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on twitter @storycampus for updates.

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Story Campus at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013

Story Campus returned to Jameson International Film Festival in February 2013.

Keynote conversation with Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo,  The Last Detail).


Agniezska Holland (In Darkness, Europa Europa)  joining Story Campus online.

Introductions with Story Campus designers David Pope and David Keating.

Ireland, Europe, The World. Panel discussion.

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Story Campus @ Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013

Story Campus is a travelling conversation on the nature and future of storytelling for the screen.

After a sold out first year, Story Campus returns to Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2013 with a two day programme of activities on 16th and 17th February.

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DAY ONE, Sat Feb 16th:

An information based discussion forum for emerging filmmakers  including interviews and panel events. The Keynote Conversation will be with legendary Oscar winning screenwriter and director Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo, The Last Detail) and we will have live online input from David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland) and Agnieszka Holland (In Darkness, Europa Europa, The Secret Garden)

To Story Campus, Day One, buy tickets from the JDIFF box office.

DAY TWO, Sun Feb 17th

Apply now to be one of twenty filmmakers (writers/directors/producers) selected to advance your feature film project  by taking part in a day of round table meetings with experienced industry guests as part of Story Campus development activities. The sessions will provide training, help clarify challenges and strategies, and put you in front of the kind of industry professionals who can help.  This day is for people with narrative fiction feature films.

To apply for a place please email the following documents to contact@storycampus.com by 10.00 GMT February 4th  with STORY CAMPUS JDIFF in the subject line. Participants will need to be available to attend the whole day of Sunday 17th February.

  1. A synopsis (up to one page) of feature film project to be presented.
  2. CV
  3. Letter of application including status of project, any team members attached and full contact details.

Successful candidates only will be informed by email on Monday 11th February at which time tickets can be purchased for Day 2 from JDIFF box office.

While narrative feature film projects of all budgets are welcome we encourage low / micro budget projects to apply.


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Story Campus @ JDIFF 2012. Keynote Guest John Banville with Moderators David Pope and David Keating

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Story Campus @ JDIFF 2012. Panel: Scaling: Writing for low budget production.

Carmel Winters (Snap) Marion Quinn (32A) and Margaret Corkery (Eamon) discuss writing for low budget production at Story Campus.


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Story Campus @ JDIFF 2012 Moderators David Keating and David Pope

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Story Campus @ Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.

A one-day event on the nature and future of storytelling for the screen, this workshop is aimed at both experienced and entry level screenwriters interested in advancing key storytelling techniques for project pitches, story outlines and screenplays.

The day will include:

Keynote interview with John Banville
Co-writer of Albert Nobbs along with Glenn Close, and Man Booker prize-winner, John Banville will be with us to discuss screenwriting and the challenges of adaptations.

Writing for low budget production
Panel to include: Margaret Corkery (Eamon)
Marian Quinn (32A)
Carmel Winters (Snap)

Reduced production budgets and the expanding opportunities in terms of filmmakers producing and distributing their projects mean screenplays that can be shot on lower end budgets are very much in demand.

Notes and Drafts: Creative producing and development
Panel to include: Sarah Dillon – Irish Film Board,
David Collins – Samson Films (Once, Snap, Asylum),
Brendan McCarthy – Fantastic Films (Wake Wood, Outcast, Stitches)

An insight into how producers and development executives work with screenwriters to bring out the best in their work. Topics for discussion will include: Thinking about audiences. Working with writer / directors. Best practice for writers looking for producers.

Context and Concept – Let’s talk about pitching
Open discussion led by David Pope and David Keating exploring techniques to help present yourself and your project to the industry.

Topics for discussion will include: Describing the essence so others can too. Controlling the conversation with confidence and respect.
Who are you? Who are they? Who is the audience?

STORY CAMPUS is facilitated by David Pope and David Keating:

David Pope is a filmmaker, consultant and training provider at international level. Credits include award winning feature film Miles From Nowhere and training clients have included Rotterdam Lab CineMart, Cannes Cinefondation, BBC and BFI.www.advancefilms.com.

David is a film and theatre director and screenwriter. His first feature, The Last of the High Kings, earned him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard awards. His latest film, Wake Wood, is a critically acclaimed award winning horror film.

PRICE: €25 or/ €20 students, unwaged
Ticket includes light lunch during networking session

BOOK: http://jdiff.ticketsolve.com/shows/126522915/events

For more information: www.storycampus.com

STORY CAMPUS is presented by JDIFF in partnership with Screen Training Ireland and the support of Media Desk.

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