Build Your Own Film Night 16-25

Mon 19 – Wed 21 Feb, 12pm – 3.30pm | Ages 16-25



Duration: 210 mins

Certificate: 16-25

Build Your Own Film Night is an intensive 3-day course for ages 16-25 that will guide you through all the essential information and skills required to deliver your very own film event. Led by experienced industry professionals, the session will cover everything from choosing films and clearing rights to marketing and logistics.

Throughout the course you’ll pick up all sorts of tips and tricks that will help ensure your event runs smoothly and has a lasting impact on your audience.

You’ll then get the chance to put your skills to the test and host your own event at Phoenix in March, with support from the Film Hub Midlands team.

The course will run from Monday 19 – Wednesday 21 February 2024, 12pm – 3.30pm each day.

We have a limited number of free places available for people who may otherwise be unable to access this course. Bursaries are also available to cover costs (see below for details). To enquire about a free place, please email [email protected]

BFI Film Academy presents Build Your Own Film Night at Phoenix Cinema delivered by Flatpack on behalf of Film Hub Midlands supported by National Lottery.


Access Bursaries are available for Build Your Own Film Night attendees ages 16-25 who require financial support for:

  • taking part in the programme and are unable to pay to secure their place.
  • travelling to and from Phoenix for each scheduled in-person session as part of the programme. Travel reimbursements are up to £20 (maximum) each journey/session in order to attend.
  • attending the screening, including participants of the programme and the public attending the screening event. Both ticket fees and travel.

Receipts must be provided with bursary claims, and bursaries are only available to people aged 16-25.

Build Your Own Film Night is designed and produced by Flatpack Projects, facilitated by Short Film programmer Max Harding & Filmmaker Paul Stringer.