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We encourage and support anyone from beginner to expert who makes films and AV sequences for the love of it.

AGM 2015

Where? Bournemouth
When? 22nd to 25th October
Film shows, outings, meet
old friends and make new ones.
Find out more...

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St Petersburg
St Petersburg
UNICA 2015 - the non-professional film festival where nations compete - is in St. Petersburg, Russia September 5th-12th. Tempted? Read more here.
Each nation is allowed an hour to present a selection of films. See our choice for 2015 here


If you want to test your skills, check out our list of competitions and festivals suitable for non-commercial films.
To get you started, here are the deadlines coming up over the next few weeks.

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Make Connections

Meet other film makers at a club near you.
Discover what else is happening in your region.
Chat with others on our Forums (see menu above).

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60 Hour Challenge

Colchester Film Festival is running its 60 hour Film Challenge from 2nd to 5th October. Can you write, shoot and edit a film between 2 and 5 mins long in 60 hours? Read more.

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