It was a really lovely relaxed workshop run by Martin Currie hosted in Janet Currie's (Martin's sister) home.
We were encouraged to help each other in our film making endcvours and were inspired by the lovely surroundings of their garden:
|Helping Martin with the filming|
There were over 40 films shown, each no longer than 8 minutes, at the festival, that took place in both Sheffield and Leicester. The great thing about this festival is that it is free to take part in the film making, free to enter a film and free to go to the festival itself. I love this. The icing on the cake was that we won an award, a Peggie, for 'The Film Most Likely To Go Viral And Make Us All Famous!
I am really hooked on film making. The experience of making a film is not quite as daunting as I always thought it was. Martin was very laid back making us all feel relaxed and this helped us to be creative. I realise also that the film does not have to be perfect, as you will have seen from mine, the mistakes can be happy mistakes providing comedy moments. I would highly recommend that, if you have a burning desire to make a film, that you go for it and submit it to this brilliant film festival in 2015. Who know's, you could be the winner of a Peggie next year!
PS: There are also picture instructions here - Finger Knitting Instructions