..we don’t believe that film school should be the only way to build a network of film collaborators..
We often come across the sentiment that it’s easier than ever to go out there and start making films, which is true, but the advances in affordable film tech don’t change a crucial requirement of film: people. Film is a collaborative medium and without a community of unique talents filmmaking efforts can be limited in quality and scope. In an era of hefty tuition fees we don’t believe that film school should be the only way to build a network of film collaborators.

ActionOnTheSide sets out to create a community of people who are passionate about cinema and to help them create film together right now. Taking part in AOTS is free and we intend to keep it that way if possible. To do so we’re looking for partners and support in a number of areas :

Venue: Use of a space or two, particularly for weekend number 1: Pre-production and weekend number 4: Screening.
Expertise/Mentoring: Film professionals who would like to share some of their experience and knowledge would be invaluable
Equipment Hire/Loan: Seeking a hire company or organisation who can help us capture the action, in exchange for promo opportunities with AOTS
AOTS volunteers: We can always do with a hand organising, promoting and maintaining AOTS itself, and it’s a great way to meet people

If you or your organisation are interested in making film happen with us: get in touch