Join us for this free day of film screenings and workshops, and make your Halloween weekend frightfully fun!
You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival celebrates its third year in Loughborough with this special Halloween taster of all things film-related. This event will be stuffed with opportunities to not only see films being screened, but also have a go at making them yourself! Why not come along and…
- Brave our green screen to star in our Halloween movie!
- Learn techniques and use our equipment to make 2D animation the old-fashioned way!
- Create your own film using stop motion, live action, green screen, and editing software!
- Enjoy the best films from previous festivals in our cosy pop-up cinema!
- Discover how to get the most of your camera or phone as filmmaking equipment!
On this page you can book tickets to our tabletop filmmaking workshops, where you will be taught how to make your own films using stop-motion, live action, animation, green screen, and editing software! You will be working in groups which must be no more than 3 people, and under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult. You must arrive on time or your place may be given away on the day.
Please bring along with you:
- Your camera or camera phone, and if possible a tablet computer
- The outline of a story, and a general idea of plot and characters
- Any props and drawings you might like to use in your film
- A USB stick to store your finished work on
- An open mind, willingness to experiment, and a sense of fun!
About the Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival
After getting started in 2011, the festival has grown year on year and attracted entries from across the world as well as showcasing local talent. It now operates annually in both Sheffield and Loughborough, offering two fantastic chances for filmmakers and audiences to celebrate their mutual love of film. The festival shows the work of professional and amateur filmmakers of all ages side-by-side. Free to attend and free to enter, the only rule is that the films must be less than 8 minutes long, entertaining, family friendly, and have cost little or nothing to make. With refreshments, live interval music, and passionate staff, these events provide an escape from big budget mainstream entertainment, where accessibility and getting involved are the name of the game. The next Loughborough festival will be taking place in spring 2016.
When & Where
LU Arts is Loughborough University's arts programme and offers staff, students and the wider community a range of arts activities to see, get involved in and enjoy.
Over the academic year LU Arts presents, in a variety of venues across campus, a series of live music and literature events by internationally recognised performers, companies and writers, National Theatre Live screenings and Radar, a programme of contemporary art commissions, talks and films themed around the research activity of the University.