What we're about

In order to create and thrive, creative people, whether actors, writers or directors need the space and opportunity to create.

But the main enemy to this is procrastination and lack of opportunity, which reign supreme over this city. With work or the search for work dominating our time, the spaces in between are either devoted to recovering and preparing to go again, or sinking into apathy under the false guise of relaxation. London is not a place to think ‘one day....’

There is an energy that floods from within us when we engage fully and unreservedly with what we love to do. The ‘broken dam’ sensation that occurs when we fully engage, and the flood of ideas and creativity never seems to stop. It’s the feeling that we have when we get completely immersed in what we are doing, so we’re focusing all our attention on something that we want to experience.

It is something that makes life interesting and worth living.

So how can that be done when we are constrained by cost and time? Additionally, how can we add socialising and friendship to it?

Then think about joining us at the London Film Jam.

This is how it works:

1: Every two months, a new Film Project is announced. Submissions for ideas for short films are open for two weeks. This is open to everyone but submitting an idea is not required for taking part in the project.
2: The existing London Film Jam network vote on the ideas, with the 4 most popular ideas chosen to be filmed.
3: These film ideas are then presented at our main meetup event, which is currently online.
4: You'll then get the opportunity to decide which one you want to partake in, whether it be as an actor, writer, cinematographer, director or editor. If one of the ideas is yours, you'll be able to decide if you wish to write or direct the project, or both. The producer of each project will plan out the production schedule over the course of the next month. Who acts, who films, where they meet, etc. You'll be added to an exclusive WhatsApp Group to arrange everything.
5: Over the course of the next month, you'll meet up [currently in groups of 6 at any one time] and shoot your film.
6: The film you take part in will be put online. We are also currently in partnership with the group https://www.cinebooth.tv/ , who are looking to show our completed shorts at their events.
7: Whatever you are/want to be, you have something added to your portfolio. If you are the person who came up with the idea, you'll be able to get your vision realised.

8:
You are creating,
You are living.

You can be an utter beginner or a seasoned pro. It doesn't matter. The ultimate goal is just to enjoy yourself with people like you.

We have also met up away from the Meetups posted here in order to create our personal projects with others we have met through the group. Once you take part in a project you will have the option to join the Film Jam Network.

Regain your creativity. Break that dam. Live, live, live within your art.

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Post Lockdown Filmmaking [writing/directing/acting/filming, whatever you want]

*Please note, October 24th was the start date of this project, this project is live and you can get involved now. You need not be available on 7th to take part. Meet-up just forces a date to be on there. The entire project takes place from 24/10 to 24/01* If you are like many people, the last several months have been challenging, to say the least. If you are a creative person, with a passion for screenwriting, directing, acting, cinematography and such, then being constrained in such a manner can't have been fun. That's why we are returning later this month, with a programme to allow you to create, to direct, to act, whatever makes you feel most alive and happy. And meet people in person, in a safe way. We will be creating several different short film projects over the period of three months. These film projects have been selected from your submissions, and are listed below. If you want to take part, please email [masked] to get involved with which one(s) you want to take part in. 1. "Self Hatred" - Joe, a young Asian man, wakes up one morning to find out that something is very “wrong” and “disturbing” with his physical appearance. He calls his plastic surgeon, Dr Royce, who has transformed Joe into an Asian man; revealing that Joe was actually a white supremacist/neo-nazi with a history of racially motivated crime.... 2. The Tour - a tourist takes an unexpected tour around a city, learning strange facts and secrets in an unknown language - with an unknown final destination. Just another day's work for the tour guide. Surreal 3 minute improv-comedy. 3. A guide helps the dead make the perilous journey through a sunless landscape to Heaven. But tonight, he will have to take someone back. 4. A mourning small town mayor must convince a famous horror writer to stay for his writing retreat, not realising they will be at the centre of an occult occurrence similar to the ones he tells him about. 5. “Being” The story is about four people in a park who go about their daily lives without realizing the affect that they have on each other. Rules: Although there is no limit to the numbers joining groups, due to COVID, the number of people on shooting days will be kept to approximately 6 people. The film cannot involve physical touching and should use outdoor locations and physical distance between crew and cast, including masking up if not acting. Our existing film group has a wide variety of skills and equipment, allowing us to make accomplished short films. However, we could always do with more skills and equipment from new members. There is an energy that floods from within us when we engage fully and unreservedly with what we love to do. The ‘broken dam’ sensation that occurs when we fully engage, and the flood of ideas and creativity never seems to stop. It’s the feeling that we have when we get completely immersed in what we are doing, so we’re focusing all our attention on something that we want to experience. So experience it, and join us. Please note, there is a minimum £3 charge for joining a group. However this is not required before you join the group and can be collected later. All the money goes back into the project to help it grow.

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