Filmmaking

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera.


Friday 31 March - Saturday 1 April 2017

ORAMA Immersive Journalism Festival

ORAMA is an annual festival of immersive technology and journalism we will launch on 31 March & 1 April 2017. ORAMA will connect journalists, documentary makers and technology experts to explore how immersive tech and virtual reality are shaping the journalism industry.


Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 April 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS C100 Mark II

This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.


Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.


Thursday 30 June 2016, 7:00 PM

Reproducing Reality: Animation and Documentary

Join us for a screening and discussion exploring the use of animation techniques within documentary filmmaking. We will be joined by a panel of documentary makers and animators who will present a behind-the-scenes look at the varied artistic techniques behind recent projects, as well as the broader motivations and challenges to capturing reality through animated form.


Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 June 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.


Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS C100 Mark II

This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.


Thursday 3 March 2016, 7:00 PM

The Art of Collaboration: Musical Score for Documentary

We will be joined by a panel of some of the UK’s most celebrated composers and filmmakers to discuss the process of constructing a score for documentary, exploring the collaborative relationship between composers and directors, creative approaches to composition and how music can ascribe meaning to images.


Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 January 2016, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.


Friday 6 November 2015, 7:00 PM

Shorts at the Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the diverse faces of documentary filmmaking.


Friday 9 October 2015, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Sound Man + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chip Duncan, protagonist Abdul Rahman Ramadhan, photojournalist/producer Patrick Muiruri and photojournalist/producer Salim Amin.

The Sound Man tells the story of Abdul Rahman Ramadhan, a 62-year-old professional soundman who has lived in Nairobi’s Kibera slum since he was born. For the past 35 years, Abdul has worked side-by-side with the best photojournalists from Kenya while recording sound for news reports featuring crisis, war, famine and genocide.


Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS C100 Mark II

This two-day course gives an overview of the Canon EOS C100 Mark II camera and is particularly focused on anyone wanting to shoot money-making, magazine-style films or corporate videos.


Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.


Saturday 31 January & Sunday 1 February 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Filmmaking on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

This two-day course gives an overview of DSLR and larger sensor Canon cameras for video and filmmaking, detailing in particular the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera.

Through a series of modules, you will learn how to shoot video with the EOS 7D Mark II, how to deal with sound, lighting and movement. You will look at different styles of shooting, comparing treatment types and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of directed film making against more ‘organic’, ‘run-and-gun’ style filmmaking.


Monday 17 November 2014, 7:00 PM

Dirty Truths: Exploring “messy cinema” with the True/False Film Fest

Every year, the True/False Film Festival explores films that cross borders, break the existing rules and push the form forward. This so-called “messy cinema” experiments with re-enactments, highlights complicated filmmaker/protagonist relationships and challenges assumptions about ‘truth’. Join festival co-founder David Wilson, and past True/False filmmakers Sarah Gavron, Kevin Macdonald and Beadie Finzi, as we will thrust our hands in the muck and get a little dirty as we debate the complexities of nonfiction and imagine a messier future.


Tuesday 16 September 2014, 7:00 PM

Preview Screening: Night Will Fall + Q&A

In 1945, a team of top filmmakers came together to make a documentary about the horrific findings in the concentration camps. This film would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis’ unspeakable crimes. Despite initial support from the British and US governments, the film was never finished. Night Will Fall chronicles the untold story of the film’s history. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director André Singer and producer Sally Angel.


Thursday 29 May 2014, 7:00 PM

WARM Presents: Syria – Snapshots of History in the Making + debate

Founded in 2010 by a group of Syrian filmmakers, Abounaddara anonymously releases weekly films on the web in order to avoid censorship. These short films are a testimony of the fight for freedom in Syria. The film Syria: Snapshots of History in the Making is constructed from these short films and forms an intimate journey into a society on the brink. The screening will be preceded by a discussion with journalist and head of WARM Remy Ourdan , producer of Abounaddara Films Charif Kiwan , photographers Patrick Chauvel and Paul Lowe.


Friday 31 January 2014, 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

Join us for an evening of short documentaries, from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. Shorts at the Frontline Club showcases moving, striking and funny films, exploring the many different faces of documentary filmmaking.


September 16, 2013

Five short films from Syria

By Laura Hughes While the world watches the unfolding crisis in Syria, on Friday 13 September the Frontline Club hosted a special series of short films made in and around the conflict zone. Through the lens of each filmmaker, the selection of five short documentaries explored the different ways in which the choices they make, […]


Monday 18 November 2013, 7:00 PM

Ten Years in Documentary Filmmaking

To mark the Frontline Club’s tenth anniversary, we will be looking back on ten years in documentary filmmaking. Moderated by Hot Docs’ head of programming Charlotte Cook, producer John Battsek, controller of BBC One Charlotte Moore and producer Christopher Hird will be exploring the major developments that have taken place over the past decade.


Friday 25 October 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club – Between the Lines Special

Join us for our next evening of short documentaries, showcasing films from different parts of the world, covering a wide range of topics. This month’s edition is part of a series of Between the Lines Follow-Up Events and will focus on ‘filming the unfilmable’. Followed by a discussion on how to document events that that are difficult to access with French independent multimedia journalist Adrian Branco, canadian filmmaker Jason Lee and director Tim Travers Hawkins.


Friday 13 September 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club Syria Special

Join us for a special edition of Shorts at the Frontline Club, bringing together moving, striking and compelling stories, with a special focus on Syria. All films have been made in or around Syria since the uprising began in early 2011. This selection not only illustrates the complexity on the ground, but also shows the challenges reporters, journalists and filmmakers face when trying to grasp the situation.


July 10, 2013

Summer Screenings at the Frontline Club

This summer Tuesday’s are the day to come to the Frontline Club for our summer season exploring how technological changes shape the way we view and document the world.  Tuesday 30 July 2013, 7:00 PM – Side by Side For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie: photochemical film. Over […]


Tuesday 30 July 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: Side by Side

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie – photochemical film. Over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. At a moment when digital and photochemical filmmaking coexist, Side by Side explores what has been gained, what is lost, and what the future might bring.


Friday 14 June 2013, 2:30 PM Crucible Studio Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest Session: Surviving Syria – Filmmaking in Extremis

Heading to Sheffield Doc/Fest this year? Not only does the programme contain a fantastic selection of films, everyone with a full festival pass also has access to the diverse and inspiring conference programme. Join Frontline Club founder, Vaughan Smith on Friday 14 June at 2.30 PM at the Crucible Studio, for the panel Surviving Syria: Filmmaking in Extremis.


March 15, 2013

Documenting the world through short films

By Joëlle Pouliot On March 14, the audience at the Frontline Club travelled around the globe through five short films. All documentaries were related to current affairs, but the styles of storytelling ranged from comedy and animation, to the more classical approach.


Tuesday 12 February 2013, 7:00 PM

Between the Lines launch event

Between the Lines is a three day festival of screenings and discussions, held at RichMix from 1st to 3rd March. This launch event at the Frontline Club will provide a taster of what the festival holds in store. Drinks will be provided.


November 28, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: Shorts at the Frontline Club

An evening of short documentaries from different parts of the world covering a wide range of topics, Shorts at the Frontline Club will showcase moving, striking and funny stories using different techniques.


October 5, 2012 2:30 PM , lasting for Half Day days. £50 Standard, £40 Frontline Members & Shooting People. Number of places: 40.

Workshop: Digital Bootcamp

Digital Bootcamp is a master class designed to help you and your film navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.


January 9, 2011

Digital Bootcamp

Digital Bootcamp is a master class designed to help you and your film navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape. Shooting People’s James Mullighan will guide you through a series of case studies and practical examples (with a focus on documentaries) to help you get up to speed with many of the digital tools now available […]