Courses & Clubs at Depot

We understand that film is more than just a pastime or mere escapism and through our programme of courses, clubs, screenings, discussions & workshops we aim to promote an appreciation of cinema in all it’s forms, from all corners of the world.

Browse our selection for kids, teens and adults. We have opportunities for all education providers too; schools, colleges and home education included.

For queries or a conversation about anything education related please email Anthony our Education Manager at [email protected]. For work experience related queries, please contact [email protected].

Feel like you have something to offer Depot? Do you have big (or small) ideas for education projects but no home for them? Get in touch to see how we could help.

Upcoming clubs and courses …

Summer Lectures: Blockbusters Reinvented

Sunday 30 June
18:00
£10

Join film lecturer Julian Bowker as he discusses the legacy of Jaws; the film, the context of its success in the summer of 1975 and its lasting legacy on Hollywood.

 

Summer Lectures: Summer in French Cinema

Sunday 7 July
18:00
£10

Join Dr Martine Pierquin and explore the role of summertime in French cinema; discuss a wide selection of films from prominent directors, such as Jacques Tati and Éric Rohmer.

 

Summer Lectures: Summertime Scares

Sunday 14 July
18:00
£10

Join Ellen Cheshire for a spine-tingling journey, unravelling the mysteries behind why sunlit settings are equally, if not more, terrifying than their dark and shadowy counterparts.

 

Script Development Monthly

Every first Thursday of the month from June
19:00 – 21:00
£10 per session

Learn how to develop your screenplays – from short films to feature length ideas. Each stand alone session will include a short presentation and discussion around an aspect of screenplay development, with guest speakers where available, followed by opportunities to give and receive feedback on work produced within the group. There will also be writing / development time set aside in each session too.

 

Summer Filmmaking: For Teens

Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 August
10:15 – 15:15
£100
Children aged 12+

Are you the parent of the next Greta Gerwig or Wes Anderson? This workshop covers everything you need to know to make a simple short film. Over the 3 days, the participants will learn the basics of film language; framing shots, editing a scene, and then have a go at making their very own short films using easily accessible kit such as smartphones. 

 

Summer Filmmaking: For Kids

Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 July
10:15 – 15:15
£100
Children aged 8+

Are you the parent of the next Greta Gerwig or Wes Anderson? This workshop covers everything you need to know to make a simple short film. Over the 3 days, the participants will learn the basics of film language; framing shots, editing a scene, and then have a go at making their very own short films using easily accessible kit such as smartphones. 

 

Make Your Movie: from blank page to finished film

In conjunction with Film Sussex
8 Tuesday evening sessions beginning 20 August, 19:00 – 21:00, plus a weekend shoot
£250

Do you have an idea for a great story but need support developing it? Join experienced producer/director Chris Collier plus a group of like-minded individuals and collaborate on your next short film together. Working in small production teams, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your film idea into a cinematic masterpiece! And the best part; once you’re done you can take your 4K, cinema ready, short films away and share them with the world. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s bring your story to life!

Depot’s Monthly Clubs & Education Programmes

KINO Collective

Find out more about Depot’s young programmers group, the KINO Collective, who aim to expose more people their age to a diverse range of powerful and enjoyable films.

Book to Film Club

Depot’s Book to Film Club is a relaxed and open space to talk about books and movies. With classics, horror, and sci-fi on the shelf, there’s something for everyone to get their reading glasses on for.

Cinemas of the Mind

The club meets on the second Monday of each month for a post-screening discussion facilitated by Dr Jake Harvey, a forensic psychiatrist, and Jenny Leeburn, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

The discussion is included in the cinema ticket price.

Schools, Colleges & Home Education

Looking for creative activities for your children? We offer courses in filmmaking, photography and animation. Sessions take place in our studio space and are run by experienced teachers and professionals. Want to watch a film linked to a module or class topic? Reward your group at the end of term with a screening? Want to showcase your group’s own productions, on the big screen? Ask about our private education screenings.