2015 Festival Programme and Tickets

Dolby Atmos PresentationDolby_linear_Black Thursday 15th October 2015, 9:00am @ Showcase Cinema, XPlus Screen

Have you ever thought about the impact that sound has in a film? Or been able to compare the difference between 5.1, 7.1 and the new Dolby Atmos? This presentation of Atmos by Dolby, discussed the difference between the different types of theatrical sound systems, how they are designed and mixed during production and post-production and how they can make a phenomenal different to the way you experience the film.

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Tweet Up Film and TV Networking EventIMG_3310 Thursday 15 October 2015, 7pm @ Antenna Media Centre, Nottingham

Join filmmaking professionals to network in a relaxed, café bar environment in order to understand what talent we have in the area and how these professionals can help your business to make a successful microfilm! There will be a Q&A session with an industry professional followed by general networking and time to speak directly to the wealth of talented individuals in attendance.

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Fiction/Drama Category Talks and Microfilm ScreeningNIM Logo- Full- colour Friday 16th October 2015, 6:00pm @ Savoy Cinema

Hosted by the Creative Quarter’s Kathy McArdle, the pre-screening Q&A session brings you Al Clark (Producer- Wellington Films) and Michael Eaton (Award winning scriptwriter) who will be discussing the processes involved in developing film projects.

This session will be followed by the free Fiction/Drama category microfilm screening.

Tickets: £5.50 (includes booking fee) Purchase tickets here


Games City and National Videogame Arcade PresentationISimons Saturday 17th October 2015, 10:00am @ National Videogame Arcade GameCity and The National Videogame Arcade Director,

Iain Simons, will be talking about the development and success of the innovative gaming festival GameCity as it enters its 10th year. He will also discuss the process of development that went into the new NVA venue and his hopes for its future success

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Masterclass: Francine MarchettiNIM Logo- Full- colour Saturday 17th October 2015, 1:00pm @ National Videogame Arcade

Francine Marchetti is an accomplished senior executive and producer with extensive experience in film, television and digital media production, including scripted and non- scripted content creation, production and post-production management, and production pipelines in visual effects, animation and stereoscopic 3D for global entertainment. She will be discussing her work and developments for those aspiring industry professionals.

Ticket: £16.50 (includes booking fee)

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Masterclass: Rumpus Animationseb_sm2 Saturday 17th October 2015, 2:30pm @ National Videogame Arcade

Rumpus Animation recently released their first game, The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle. A Point-and-Click-Comedy-Murder-Mystery it based on an idea they had for an animated series but couldn’t find a broadcaster for. Find out how games and app platforms can provide a way of self-publishing (and monetising) your ideas.

Ticket: £16.50 (includes booking fee) Purchase tickets here


Animation Category Talks and Microfilm ScreeningNIM Logo- Full- colour Saturday 17th October 2015, 4:00pm @ National Videogame Arcade

Hosted by GameCity’s Iain Simon’s, the pre-screening Q&A session brings you insight from local CGI and animation company Molimi Digital Arts who will be discussing the history and processes involved in developing animation projects. This session will be followed by the free animation category microfilm screening.

Tickets: £5.50 (includes booking fee)

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(Disclaimer: Please note this screening may contain scenes that some viewers find offensive)


Industry ‘Meet Market’ NIM Logo- Full- colour Sunday 18th October 2015, 10am to 4pm @ Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham

Come and meet a diverse range of industry organisations face to face. Set up as a market-stall style event, come and talk to them about their products, services and how they can help you as a screen industry professional to get where you need to be.

FREE drop in event


Masterclass: Michael EatonMEaton Sunday 18th October 2015, 10:00am @ Galleries of Justice

‘When All Films Were Microfilms’. Michael Eaton is an award-winning dramatist who writes for cinema, television, radio and the theatre. He will be discussing short format script development and the importance of this process in achieving a successful film project.

Ticket: £16.50 (includes booking fee)

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Masterclass: RED Camera SessionSHOTonRED_Small_transparent Sunday 18th October 2015, 1pm @ Galleries of Justice

This masterclass will look at the best ways to use RED camera technology to get the best results for your films.

Ticket: £16.50 (includes booking fee)

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Special Event: An Afternoon with William Creber Sunday 18th October 2015, 2:30pm @ Galleries of JusticeCreber

He has worked on some of the bigger Hollywood productions of the 1960s and 1970s, including films like Cleopatra, the original Planet of the Apes series, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno.

As well as his film and TV work, Creber has also designed the backlot streets for the Disney-MGM studio in Orlando and for the Hollywood Backlot attraction at Disneyland’s California Adventure.

He will be talking about production design, his illustrious career and much more on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm (Galleries of Justice Museum). To ensure as many people as possible benefit from this unique opportunity NIM Fest are happy to say that admission to Mr Creber’s session will be free of charge, though registration is necessary by emailing

Ticket: FREE

To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Pitch Party – How filmmaking can promote your businessNIM Logo- Full- colour Sunday 18th October 2015, 5.30pm @ Baresca, Nottingham

This event is designed for businesses in order to introduce you to filmmaking as a process for promoting and supporting your brand. Through presentations from various screen industry professionals based in Nottingham, you will be introduced to the various aspects of filmmaking and inspired to engage with the filmmaking process by those who can help you generate microfilm projects for online distribution.

Tickets: FREE (including drink on arrival)

To apply for tickets please contact faith.blakemore@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Extreme Shorts Category Microfilm ScreeningNIM Logo- Full- colour Sunday 18th October 2015, 7:00pm @ Rough Trade, Nottingham

Hosted by NIM Director, Faith Blakemore, the pre-screening Q&A session brings you David Lilley, loal film Director responsible for the Creative England funded short film, Shiner, and manager of the Short Stack bi-monthly film screening evenings. David will be discussing the processes involved in developing and directing short film projects. This session will be followed by the free extreme short category microfilm screening.

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

(Disclaimer: Please note this screening may contain scenes that some viewers find offensive)


Nottingham Screen Partnership Microfilm Summit: Day OneNIM Logo- Full- colour Monday 19th October 2015, 9:00am @ Cineworld, Nottingham

The Nottingham Screen Partnership invites you to attend the first Microfilm Summit, a free event designed to discuss and explore the concept of microfilms, ancillary activities around this film sector, and what we need to do to engage with this new film sector. This will be an exciting time to explore what this business model could mean for filmmakers, businesses and the public and what we need in the UK to make this as successful here as it is in China.

Welcome and introduction: Hosted by Gianluca Sergi, Chair of the Nottingham Screen Partnership who will provide an introduction to the aims and objectives of the summit.

Panel 1: ‘Microfilm in China: markets, production and aesthetics’ Facilitated by Min Rose of Nottingham University’s Asia Business Centre Panel members: Dr Yang Ming, Jian Chen plus guests

Panel 2: ‘Digital Opportunities and Challenges for Microfilm production and distribution’ Facilitated by Murray Pratt, Dean of the College of Arts and Science, School of Arts & Humanities Panel members: Denise Mann, Maggie Murphy plus guests

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


NSP Student Competition Microfilm ScreeningNIM Logo- Full- colour Monday 19th October 2015, 2:00pm @ Cineworld, Nottingham

Running for the second year, the NSP Student Microfilm Competition ran in 2015, inviting students from Nottingham academic institution campuses (including those in China) to submit films into one of 4 categories: drama, animation, documentary or extreme short. These were officially selected by the NIM curation team and then passed to our team of top industry professionals to judge the winners for each category and the overall competition winner. These will be announced at an official gala award ceremony. All official selections will be shown at this screening prior to the winners being announced at the award ceremony that evening. Come along and see the offer from our talented students near and far!

Tickets: FREE To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

(Disclaimer: Please note this screening may contain scenes that some viewers find offensive)


Nottingham Screen Partnership Microfilm Summit: Day TwoNIM Logo- Full- colour Tuesday 20th October 2015, 9:30am @ Showcase Cinema, Nottingham

Panel 3: ‘Educating the next generation of Microfilm talent: toolkits, skill-sets and support’ Facilitated by Stephen Badham, Senior Production Liaison Manager, Stuart Logan, CEO of Clowdy, Creative England Panel members: Dan Lawson plus guests

Panel 4: ‘Creative horizons: Sound in Microfilm’ Dolby led panel discussion facilitated by Glenn Kiser plus guests

Panel 5: ‘Creative horizons: Images in Microfilm’ RED led panel discussion with guests

Plenary Session: Summary and Reflections The NSP Chair, Gianluca Sergi will draw this first Microfilm Summit to a close by looking at the lessons learned, what we need to do next and where to go from here as we continue to explore the concept of microfilm.

Tickets: FREE

To book tickets email: alex.trimble@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Documentary Category Talks and Microfilm ScreeningNIM Logo- Full- colour Tuesday 20th October 2015, 5:00pm @ Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

Hosted by Creative England’s Richard Holmes, the pre-screening Q&A session brings you Jeanie Finlay (Documentary Film Director) and Mike Blair (Shiver, an ITV Company) who will be discussing the processes involved in developing documentary projects for both film and TV

Tickets: £5.50 (includes booking fee)

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(Disclaimer: Please note this screening may contain scenes that some viewers find offensive)