Training Courses

Promoting Your Events On A Shoestring - Bristol

01/09/2010 - 02/09/2010

Watershed, Bristol

“Full of fresh ideas – I’ve taken loads of ammunition on board to help promote my event”

“Really informative, practical and inspiring!”

“An excellent course. My copywriting is now scarily on fire!”

The cut backs don’t need to have a negative effect on your marketing strategy!

This two day course will show you how to get the most out of a tight – or non-existent – budget to generate a buzz around your film screenings and events.

Take a step back from what you’re doing now to reconsider your marketing plan, learn new techniques and go back to work with fresh ideas… all for less than the price of an advert!


01/09/2010 - 02/09/2010



Who is it for?

Anyone involved in marketing, PR or communications for their cinema, film festival, film society or cross arts venue. There will be a choice of introductory and more advanced sessions on social networking, making the course suitable for different levels of expertise – whether you’re just starting out, looking for a refresher, or wanting to keep up with the latest developments.

What will the course cover?

  • Writing copy that sells
  • Getting journalists on side and maximising press coverage
  • Audience research
  • Improving your website
  • Social networking – choose from introductory or advanced sessions.

How will the course be taught?

Through talks from marketing and PR experts, case studies of venues and festivals that are getting it right, discussions with journalists, practical workshops and group exercises. This is not a technical course, but will teach you the principles and provide you with knowledge and ideas to take back to the office. There will also be opportunities to meet your peers from around the UK, including a networking dinner on Wednesday evening.

This course is funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund, which is supported by the National Lottery through the UK Film Council and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund. Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries.

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