Having won the prestigious Audience Award at last year’s Edinburgh Film Festival along with numerous awards internationally and receiving worldwide critical acclaim, Midlands Director and Forum member Rebekah Fortune’s moving drama, Just Charlie premiered on Sky Cinema on 16th April 2018.Read More
Flatpack Film Festival returns this year, bringing with it another ten days of eclectic events that run the gamut from traditional film screenings to workshops, exhibitions, live soundtracks, short films, Q&As and – perhaps most excitingly of all - the chance to make your very own Moomin!Read More
In March we had our second running of Forum Bytes. This is when our monthly networking moves to The Mockingbird and includes screenings of members’ works.Read More
Birmingham, 23 March 2018 – Game of Thrones star James Cosmo will play the lead role in the upcoming supernatural thriller Off Grid from West Midlands production company Dark Matter Films.Read More
Cinesisters is delighted to launch its new branch covering the Midlands along with a showreel showcasing the work of women film directors aimed at highlighting the breadth of talent available and addressing the industry gap in knowledge of the work of female directors.Read More
With 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017's main competition now complete, its time to award the winners. To do this we've recruited a top panel of Judges to rate the videos. Find out more about who our judges are...Read More
After Friday night’s launch with our host, Janice Long and special panel guests, Dutch Van Spall, Craig Davis, Daniel Alexander and Rob Speranza, the film teams and artists were matched up by random draw- with several teams winning extra kit hire and studio space for the two week period courtesy of sponsors Media Dog Hire, Birmingham Film Hire and Frantic Studios.Read More
Tonight's the night of the 2Weeks2Makeit launch. Film teams will be matched with their artists and it's ready, set, SHOOT.Read More
Multi award winning filmmaker and director Daniel Alexander joins the Launch event panel this Friday to dispense his pearls of wisdom.Read More
It's nearly launch time! We’ll be welcoming a top of the range selection of panellists to provide entrants with hints and tips on creating a stellar music video in just two weeks. First up is Rob Speranza, inventor of 2 Weeks 2 Make it.Read More
Sponsor Access to Music is offering two Days’ Recording at Access To Music Studios in Digbeth with Craig Davis (Record producer for RML Studios & Stone.Fields.Productions.) to the artist winners of the Audience Award.Read More
There are even more prizes to be won with new sponsor Birmingham Film Hire. The Audience Award will be given to the team whose video gets the most likes on Facebook between 17 – 26 June, so prime your friends and family.Read More
Musicians and film makers, you now have only 24 hours left to register for 2 Weeks 2 Make It Midlands 2017. You'll be randomly teamed up to make a quality music video from start to finish, in just two weeks.Read More
Amazing news- the UK’s leading Artist Development Company, Big Help Music, has come on board to offer our entrants some fabulous prizes for musicians and film makers.
2Weeks2Make It Midlands organiser Carl Timms will be appearing at the Music Video Klub at Centrala, Digbeth this Fri 19th May. As well as explaining about the competition, Carl will be screening past winners from the previous 2010-2013 events as well as this year's winner from the South Yorkshire 2Weeks2Make It competition.
The event starts at 7.30pm at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT. Free entry.Read More
The Producers' Forum is delighted to announce the special guest for the launch of 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017 on 2nd June. Veteran DJ and long-time supporter of new music, Janice Long, will chair the guest panel of music video experts and will oversee the crucial draw where filmmakers and artists will be paired up.Read More
The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar have kindly offered to serve as venue for our gala screening and prize ceremony. All videos submitted into the 2Weeks2Make It Midlands competition will be screened before the judges' results are revealed and prizes given.Read More
We’re delighted today to announce that kit hire supremoes Media Dog Hire have joined as our first sponsor for 2Weeks2Make It Midlands 2017! Media Dog, based in Birmingham with additional offices in Manchester and Glasgow, supply cameras, lenses, grip, lighting, DIT and sound equipment for TV, film, commercial, and drama productions all across the UK. They have kindly offered to sponsor a free kit hire package as part of the winning prize for filmmakers; this will form part of a larger prize of the chance to make a video with a budget for an established artist. More details will be released soon!
Media Dog will also be donating kit hire raffle prizes at the launch event, taking place at the MAC on 2nd June, including track and jibs. All filmmakers and musicians present will have the option to participate in the draw and win kit that could make a big difference to their video.Read More