FilmLab 6: The Craft of Film Editing

The acclaimed film editor David Charap (Last Resort, Deep Blue Sea, My Nazi Legacy) will share insights about what it takes to be an editor, and what really happens in the cutting room!

Tuesday, 18th July, MetFilm School



FilmLab5: MasterClass with Oliver Stapleton

Oliver Stapleton (My Beautiful Laundrette, Restoration) will speak about: ‘The Craft of the Cinematography’.

28 June, Met Film School

FilmLab4: MasterClass with André Singer

MasterClass with André Singer about ‘The Craft of the Documentary Film Director and/or Producer’.
André is the producer of 15 films of Werner Herzog, he got last year the Emmy for directing Night Will Fall, he was the Editor of the illustrious Disappearing World strand, founded the BBC Fine Cut (now Storyville) and have done hundreds of hours of factual programmes.  André is also the President of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

FilmLab 4 – Tuesday 23 May 7pm, Met Film School

FilmLab3 : The Craft of the Film Director: Stephen Frears in Conversation

BAFTA winning and Academy award-nominated director Stephen Frears will be in conversation with FilmLab’s Asher Tlalim exploring the craft of being a film director, illustrated with examples and clips from his rich cinematography over several decades.

FilmLab2 : How to Run a Production Company

Ivana MacKinnon, the producer of the 2016 Pears Short Film Fund Winner ‘Memory Songs’, who is currently producing a feature film, will discuss with us the life of an indie producer. She will talk about producing her first feature film and about working on Jewish themes in ‘Memory Songs’.

This will be a very special meeting where we will be announcing the two winners of the 2017 Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF.

FilmLab1 : Jewish Cinematic Storytelling

Director, producer and screenwriter Josh Appignanesi will share with us how, to his surprise, he realised that some of his films deal with Jewish cinematic storytelling.

Applications for the Pears Short Film Fund at UKJF

For 2017, two grants of £10,000 are available for the production of a short film – drama, animation or factual with a Jewish theme of significance to both Jewish and general audiences. The areas of relevance include interfaith, assimilation, integration, asylum seekers and issues that connect with Jewish life, history or cultures worldwide.

Maximum length – 10 minutes. The judging panel is drawn from experienced professionals in the British film and television industry and the scheme is open to all filmmakers resident in the UK. Applications for the 2017 fund are now closed. Applications for the 2018 fund close on 8th January 2018.