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Film Screening | Silent Ones


Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
A girl wakes up after a car crash. Her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a cargo ship to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor crosses her path. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death. “Powerful debut” International Cinephile Society **** Cinemagazine Winner Berlin Independent Film Festival   Drama : Part of the Eye to Eye Film Season Eye to Eye_Logo BLACK  transparent background
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 5.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 3.00

Film Screening | The Gambler


Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Lithuania's Oscar contender is a macabre, politically charged drama about crooked medics who take bets on their patients dying” The Holly wood Reporter Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, whose passion is gambling in different games. Whenever he faces some difficulties, the medic is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Financial matters keep on improving, but Vincentas is going to make a fateful choice. Love, life and death is at stake. Winner Special Jury Prize at Warsaw International Film Festival and Best Film at Lithuanian Film Awards Part of the Eye to Eye Film Season Drama - Part of the Eye to Eye Film Season Eye to Eye_Logo BLACK  transparent background
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 5.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 3.00

Course | Introduction to Wordpress


Friday, Sep 18, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Create an online presence in less than an hour! If you're looking to build a website for your business, hobby or organisation then look no further than this simple to use and free blogging tool.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 35.00
Concessionary Fee £ 20.00

Community Event | Bridgwater Stands Against Violence


Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In advance of anti-slavery day on October 18th Bristol-based charity Unchosen presents an evening to raise awareness of modern slavery through film. Cost: FREE
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Film Screening | Ballet Boys


Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Three boys, three years, one dream. Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, forging of friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet. Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir experience some very important years in the beginning of their ballet careers. But most important is the audition to enter the Norwegian Ballet Academy. Out of the blue Lukas is offered a try-out in the final audition at the Royal Ballet School in London. He has not even applied! This may be his opportunity of a lifetime, and secure his career. During the course of four years we see these boys becoming young men, and friends that separates. These kids need to sacrifice parties and friends from school to fulfill their dreams, and admission to a ballet academy means everything. It's up to a jury to determine if they are the chosen one. Documentary - Part of the Eye to Eye Film Season Eye to Eye_Logo BLACK  transparent background
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 5.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 3.00

Event : Junction


Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Screening and networking event – come and watch work by local filmmakers. At this event we’ll be showing the latest work from animator Barney Dixon, our BFI Film Academy participants, and others. If you have a film you’d like to show then get in touch.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Exhibition | Ignite Somerset - Somerset Art Weeks Venue 106


Monday, Oct 5, 2015 - Sunday, Oct 9, 2050Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Somerset Film is collaborating with 12 artists to produce artwork for this year’s Somerset Art Weeks. Each artist has created a mechanical flip-book that produces the illusion of movement via 24 still frames. This, kinetic, installation will be located in our cafe at The Engine Room and accompanied by an interactive online version located at www.ignitesomerset.com
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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O2 Big Ideas - Web development


Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
As part of their Think Big programme O2 have developed an exciting set of workshops to help young people make a link between social tech and social impact projects. The following half-term activity if FREE for young people aged 13+. This session makes use of Wix.Com, a free to use website builder. It is an incredibly powerful platform, which allows young people to create professional looking websites from scratch using ‘drag and drop’ elements. It doesn’t require any coding, which makes it very accessible to users of all skill levels.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Course | Digital Photography


Friday, Sep 25, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 35.00
Concessionary Fee £ 20.00

Course | Making Films for Youtube


Friday, Oct 2, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
If you’re thinking of using Youtube to vlog, make presentations, give advice etc then this is for you. We’ll be demonstrating some cheap ways to get started using mobile phones and moving on to using DSLR’s remotely. Plus we’ll be joined by Amy of Amys Make Up Box who currently has 56k (and growing) subscribers on Youtube, 156k followers on Instagram and is now being paid for the content she creates. We know you might not want to do make up but Amy has lots of tips for growing your audience and making films all by yourself.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course | Make a Platform Game


Friday, Oct 30, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
A beginners guide to producing a classic platform game using ‘Construct 2’ software. We’ll work together to: develop the game concept, design ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’, create a multilayered background, add music and sound effects and add the code to make an addictive platformer.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 0.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Benefit Screening | The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson with director Julien Temple


Friday, Sep 25, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Somerset Film supported by Bridgwater College presents

'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson' Cert 15.

a special benefit screening of this new film introduced by the director Julien Temple (Q&A to follow)

'Larger than life, stranger than fiction' a film with 'an irrepressibly punky joie de vivre' (Guardian July 15)

A benefit in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Engine Room.

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Location

The McMillan Theatre
Lower Bath Rd
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 7.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 5.00

O2 Big Ideas - App Prototyping


Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
As part of their Think Big programme O2 have developed an exciting set of workshops to help young people make a link between social tech and social impact projects. The following half-term activity if FREE for young people aged 13+. Got an idea for a killer app that could help your community? Want to work with others to discover how apps could change lives? This session makes use of a free app prototype called Marvel. Marvel allows a user to create a working wireframe of an app, using a very simple interface to turn hand drawn wireframes into a prototype which allows them to demonstrate how pages are linked together, or what a menu might look like. It is an introduction to the idea of an app supporting a project, and could well be the first step towards designing a ‘killer app’! The session concludes with some information about the next stage in designing their app if they are excited by their ideas. FREE | Advance booking essential as places are limited.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Event | Bridgwater Together


Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
An event for all the family Bridgwater is home to a wide range of cultures and communities –celebrate our diversity with a day of film, food, stories and arts from around the world. Hosted by Unite and Bridgwater Trades Unions Council and local communities. Get in touch for more info and to get involved.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free $ 0.00

Course | Scriptwriting


Saturday, Oct 3, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
What makes good film? TV and film writer Richard Addison takes you through the first principles of writing a good screenplay and reveals the components needed – such as good characterization, structure and dialogue.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 120.00
Bursary Fee £ 80.00

Course | Camera Technique


Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 - Thursday, Oct 6, 2050Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
A hands-on session exploring shot grammar, composition, camera movement and shot development and how these combine with other elements of production to create the cinematic experience. This course focuses on DSLR’s and using a range of lenses.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 120.00
Bursary Fee £ 80.00

Course | Craft of Editing


Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 - Friday, Oct 7, 2050Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
From the first review of footage to the fine cut, this craft-based workshop will guide you through the role of editor in storytelling and the relationship with the director. You will also look at the various editing software packages available and the basic principles behind them including logging and capturing and work flow. There will also be an opportunity to show a sequence you are working on to get input.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 120.00
Bursary Fee £ 80.00

Course | After-Effects


Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 - Saturday, Oct 8, 2050Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Led by James Price, this course is great for animation, adding effects into films or creating title sequences. Take a look at our Youtube channel to see ‘Can You Teach A Worm to Tango’ an award-winning short animation or our augmented reality poster campaign film for ‘Step into a Book’, as seen in libraries across the South West this summer, for examples of this software in action.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 120.00
Bursary Fee £ 80.00

Course | Funding Your Film


Friday, Oct 9, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
From monetizing your content through Youtube to crowd-funding your production budget, from making funding applications to pay per view services. Get the lowdown on how to find funds for your next short film.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Course | Getting into the Industry


Friday, Oct 9, 2015 - Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
This session aims to provide an overview of the film and TV industry and what it’s really like to be a freelancer. Plus practical tips on how to find jobs, hone your CV and network.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Our latest news

Our latest news

INITIATIVES

Each year we gather the best short films made by Somerset filmmakers for inclusion on a DVD, which is distributed free to film societies and not-for-profit cinemas across the South West.

Upload your work to this online TV channel. Dedicated to films made by Somerset people for Somerset. Free to view and free to upload. Somerset-TV.com – where YOU are the story!

Over the past 15 years, from a start-up investment of just £5000, Somerset Film has generated over £4,500,000 investment for creative media arts in Somerset,having commissioned and employed over 200 arts and media professionals.

Our films have won awards from Canada to Croatia, and have been shown at festivals around the world…

We work with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, prioritising those at risk of social or physical isolation or exclusion. Not just in Bridgwater, but right across Somerset with projects like Family Connections and Capture Burnham, and recently our satellite Pop-up initiative.

We also work with and train artists (of all disciplines) and businesses, in a predominantly rural setting, to develop ways to communicate more effectively and flourish using the internet and new digital technology.

Take a look at our film work over on our YouTube Channel HERE