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Find out about the filmmaking process

filmmaking guide

the nuts and bolts

Welcome to the new filmmaking guide. Here you can out more about the filmmaking and exhibition process, from pre-production through to marketing and distribution.

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case studies

find out how they got there

  • Case Study:  Ken Loach

    Case Study: Ken Loach

    Ken Loach on his path into filmmaking, on censorship and the UK Film Industry.

  • Case Study: Alex Heffes

    Case Study: Alex Heffes

    Alex Heffes discusses the job of a film composer, the experience of being forced to listen to producers' CD collections and the importance of collaboration.

  • Case Study: Asif Kapadia

    Case Study: Asif Kapadia

    The director of The Warrior and The Return on his filmmaking career.

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insiders guides to production

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behind the scenes

what really happens on set

  • Directors' Lab 2009

    Directors' Lab 2009

    Film Network meets the proud selectees for this year's Director's Lab, as they prepare to travel up to Edinburgh.

  • Dogging: A Love Story - Director's Set Report

    Dogging: A Love Story - Director's Set Report

    Acclaimed shorts director Simon Ellis writes here about making the transition to features with his debut, Dogging: A Love Story.

  • Faintheart: set visit

    Faintheart: set visit

    Director Vito Rocco's prize for winning the Myspace Movie Mash Up competition was a £1 million budget and instant greenlight for his first feature Faintheart. We visited the set last winter to see how filming was going.

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