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LFA Filmmakers' Club

You begin your filmmaking journey on an LFA course and continue with the support of the LFA Filmmakers' Club (previously Club Panico@LFA), our networking group for filmmakers. As part of our ongoing effort to increase employment opportunities we integrated like-minded filmmaking organisation ‘Panico’ into the LFA in 2006. The Club was founded in 1992 with the help of the Monty Python team, Panavision and Technicolour and the mantra to provide a stepping-stone to the industry for members. Panico’s patrons are some of the most respected names in the industry and include: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Sir Ben Kingsley (between them they boast an impressive list of credits: ‘Time Bandits’, ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’, ‘Gandhi’, ‘Twelve Monkeys’, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and ‘Schindler’s List’).

LFA Filmmakers' Club fosters independent filmmaking, provides access to reliable crew members, serves as a knowledge base and is designed to support its members by: developing their knowledge and experience via regular events and workshops with current industry professionals; equipping them with necessary resources such as production advice to create their own projects; and helping them find work. Membership is open to all LFA alumni and current students.

LFA Filmmakers' Club Events are held at venues across London, as well as live online, and are open to all LFA alumni and current students. It is a great opportunity to meet other filmmakers, build up contacts, talk about your projects and find enthusiastic crew for your films. We also hold monthly workshops and screenings with industry professionals, designed to provide you with relevant information and training for finding work in the industry and making independent films.

Finding work in the film and TV industry is notoriously difficult. When it comes to working in such a competitive industry where jobs are often advertised by word of mouth alone, practical, hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts is key.  Our courses give students a solid foundation of practical skills and knowledge while the LFA Filmmakers' Club aims to look after you when you leave by providing further experience, a solid contact base, and job opportunities.

Over the years we have earned a good reputation with production companies and the working professionals who teach on our courses, many of whom contact us directly knowing we can recommend professional crew and trainees.