St Albans Film Festival is back for its 5th year, from 26th June – 1st July 2018. The festival includes an Open Air Cinema in the beautiful grounds of St Albans Cathedral, as well as a programme of workshops, short films and feature films.
One of the workshops on offer is “Running a Creative Company in the Digital Age“ led by author Lucy Baxter. The workshop will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018, from 14:30 – 15:30, at Torrington Hall.
Lucy is an experienced managing director in the creative sector and has worked on shorts, features, drama series and documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera. Her work has won BAFTA and RTS awards, been runner up for the Japan Prize and nominated for the Learning Onscreen awards.
During the workshop, Lucy will talk about the joys and pitfalls of running your own creative company in today’s diverse media climate; including sharing information about company set-up, structure, management and content production for digital platforms, TV, festivals, charities, education, brands and businesses. Lucy will provides tips on creating innovative business models and platforms, handling tricky people and situations, funding and networking and making that bold first move into managing director status.
The cost of the ticket is £15.00 (plus booking fee), which also includes a free book. As well as attending this informative workshop, this is also your chance to see inside the recently opened Torrington Hall on Holywell Hill. On Saturday 30th, there will also be a free Q&A for all the St Albans Film Festival workshops, between 1pm and 2pm at Torrington Hall. Two other workshops running on the 30th are “The Art of Screenplays” and “The Art of Script Editing”.
And if you’re interested in the open-air film screenings in the grounds of St Albans Cathedral, there are daytime and evening screenings. The films being shown are:
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- The Greatest Showman
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Black Panther
- Days of Thunder
- Talladega Night
- Chariots of Fire
You can find the full programme of open-air screenings and other films on the St Albans Film Festival website >