Do you want to learn how to host your own film screening or cinema event? Whether you want to gain exposure for the film and the filmmaker, screen your own film or just to create a fun social experience for film fans, DIY screenings are a great way to explore film exhibition on your own terms.     

In this masterclass we’ll look at how to organise, promote and host your own film screening alongside some tips on how to make your film event unique. This event will cover such areas as:

  • Booking and getting the license for a film
  • Advertising your screening
  • Planning and Event Management
  • Making your screening accessible
  • Funding

Hear from our panel who work in festivals, venues, and plan their own screenings. Perfect for anyone interested in the film exhibition sector.

Alice Miller

Alice is a film programmer and PhD researcher based in Leeds, currently writing a thesis on the history of local independent film exhibition. Alice programmes for Leeds International Film Festival; Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival; and Widescreen Weekend at the National Science and Media Museum. Passionate about community-led film exhibition, Alice has organised pop-up film screenings in spaces across Leeds and is a local organiser for the DIY celebration of cinema that is Scalarama.


Ellie Hales

Ellie is an aspiring Film Programmer who has recently obtained an MA in Film Curation and Exhibition at the Northern Film School. She runs the community events organisation Come On In, which produces fun film screenings and music events in West Yorkshire focusing on creativity, socialising and promoting the work of women and people of marginalised genders. Alongside this, she has worked for film festivals such as Leeds International Film Festival, Sheffield DocFest and Raindance Film Festival.


Huttson Lo - Film Hub North

Huttson Lo is the Membership Officer for Film Hub North, supporting Film Hub members with advice, advocacy and funding support. His career spans more than twenty years in the cultural sector, working on engagement, diversity and inclusion, as well as fundraising, business development and coaching.

Greg Walker

Greg is an Events Producer & Production Manager predominantly based in Manchester. He is the Producer of Manchester Animation Festival & CULTPLEX Cinema plus co-founder of the newly formed Mosh Film Fest. He also works across Sheffield DocFest as Production Manager.  Previously Greg has created companies such as Pilot Light TV Festival & RAD Screenings; and worked with organisations such as Bradford Literature Festival, Grimmfest, Scalarama and Signal Cinema. When he’s not got his film/tv hat on Greg enjoys music, F1, gaming, good food and watching far too many Vine compilations on YouTube.