Since running our first workshop in 2003, we’ve developed a myriad of ways to teach filmmaking to all first-time and non-professional filmmakers. Our workshops follow the process of film production, from the initial idea all the way to the edit. The workshop participants are the directors, editors, writers, performers and crew, actively driving the project, every step of the way.

We design workshops for all ages and ability levels. So far, the youngest person to participate in one of our workshops was 2, and the oldest was 104. Filmmaking is a fantastic mix of creativity and technical skills, often including sessions on art, performance, creative writing and IT skills so there’s something for everybody.

TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS

Our workshops are facilitated by professional filmmakers. Our team split their time between making films for high profile clients at Chocolate Films Productions, and running workshops for Chocolate Films Workshops. This means that that the filmmakers are constantly sharing real-world experience with the participants.

INCLUSIVE OF ALL EQUIPMENT

We bring all the equipment and materials required for the workshop. We have a range of cameras and software that we will bring depending on the age range and ability level of the participants.

SUPPORTED BY CHOCOLATE FILMS

Chocolate Films workshops are produced by Chocolate Films, a video production company that produces factual films for cinema release, galleries and museums, charity and corporate clients. Chocolate Films is a social enterprise.

Client Testimonials

"They had these silent films of people working with gold leaf that are absolutely mesmeric and that almost felt like an installation. It really is something to watch, I mean I stood there for quite some time staring..."

− Royal Collection Gold exhibition reviewed by Antonia Quirke, BBC Radio 4 's Saturday Review

"I’m so thrilled with how the videos turned out. Thank you again for being so wonderful to work with!"

− Sarah Shaw, British Library

"That wonderful production company, Chocolate Films"

− Jon Snow, speaking at The Geffrye Museum