The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in Belfast was the venue for the first RTS Futures Northern Ireland short film workshop, the first in a series aimed at helping people find their feet in the genre.
At the early May event, producer Brian Falconer and writer/director Jonathan Beer from Belfast production company Out Of Orbit were joined by an enthusiastic group of aspiring film-makers.
During the 90-minute session, Falconer and Beer discussed how they got into film-making and showed a number of clips from films they had worked on, including their BAFTA award-winning short, Boogaloo and Graham.
Falconer encouraged the would-be film-makers to “get out there and make films – prove you can deliver.” Beer added: “Passion and conviction are infectious – show people what you can do.”
Out of Orbit (with Birmingham-based company Tinker Taylor) also won a Midlands RTS Award for Best Digital Innovation for We Are You last year.
One month earlier, Futures Northern Ireland welcomed Helen Thompson, who works as a talent manager at BBC Northern Ireland, to run a CV writing workshop.
Thompson offered advice on the dos and dont's of writing a CV, encouraging attendees to research the companies they were applying to work for, to put passion into their CVs and to be selective about what they include.