Build Your Own Film Night

Learn the exciting, vital behind-the-scenes skills to put on your own film screening!


Build Your Own Film Night is a series of free curated specialist sessions devised by Flatpack, to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to curate and host your own pop-up film event!

The sessions will creatively and extensively cover the best approach in research and curation, accessibility, and complementary events, the nitty gritty on licensing and copyright, choosing the right venues and procuring technical requirements, building your brand with PR and promotion, event production, managing your budget, recruiting volunteers, and health and safety.

Over the course of several weeks, Build Your Own Film Night will be held online and in-person, and participants must be able to attend the listed dates and times below.

Industry professionals will join us throughout the duration to share all their useful intel.


Session information as follows:

  • Thursday 30 September, from 6-8PM at Broadway
  • Thursday 7 October, from 7-8PM online
  • Thursday 14 October, from 6-8PM at Broadway
  • Thursday 21 October, from 7-8PM online
  • Thursday 28 October, from 7-8PM online
  • Thursday 4 November, from 7-8PM online
  • Thursday 11 November, from 6-8PM at Broadway


Places for Build Your Own Film Night are available to reserve now - visit our booking page below.


Reserve a place now

Terms and Conditions

  • We have 15 places available
  • You must be available to attend all several sessions.
  • Must be aged 16-25 to be eligible.




Labs are events for young filmmakers to gain industry insight, get professional advice and support to develop their own filmmaking practices. They are delivered as practical masterclasses, workshops, and networking sessions.



This activity is part of the UK-wide BFI Film Academy programme and is supported using funds from the National Lottery.

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