Film in Canterbury, Kent

Action On The Side (AOTS) is proud to bring our bespoke film production project to Canterbury

Make a short film this May Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

For the first time ever, the AOTS film project runs outside London.

Saturday 27 May is pitching, script selection, development, & preproduction
Sunday 28 May is shooting and editing
Monday 29 May is postproduction and a screening

The Action On The Side project is an opportunity for filmmakers to:

– develop filmmaking skills in a real-world on-set experience, with guidance and support from an experienced film educator and short form content producer;
– grow their network by working with new filmmakers;
– gain showreel content and credits by working on a film that actually gets made

You get the opportunity to pitch your own film script. Your film could get made!

Join our Canterbury Film Group – Link Here
A group for all Kent filmmakers (if you can’t take part in this project)


Making time to shoot
Action On The Side is structured to allow people who are passionate about film to team up and make films, even if they have to fit it around work or studying. If you want to work on your project throughout the week too then we won’t stop you!

Like-minded people….
and non-like-minded people. Film is a collaborative medium and works best when everybody brings their own areas of expertise to a project. We aim to mix talent from one field with others outside their usual circle of contacts.

Finish it
Lack of a deadline can lead to projects dragging on and on.. The intensive (but not impossible) constraints of Action On The Side force filmmakers to be realistic with their aims and results in a finished piece of work at the end of the month.


Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be added to a private group, where you can develop and start building your project to pitch during the Preproduction Weekend.

We are looking for scripts that can be shot within a day. This means max. 7 pages.