Past Public Events

Monday 14th December, 17.30pm

Venue: Corbet Place Bar and Lounge, 15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

Here at Cinema Jam, we love an excuse to throw a party and what better time of the year to get us all in the celebrating spirit than Christmas!

Join us at Corbet Place Bar and Lounge on Monday 14th December for our PUBLIC event ‘The Best of Cinema Jam 2015’. This will be a celebration of some of the best films that we’ve screened at our Jam Sessions this year, and in the spirit of Christmas, we’re throwing our doors open to the public so everyone can join in the fun!


Jared’s Pick:

  • I USED TO BE FAMOUS directed by Eddie Sternberg

Katherine’s Pick:

  • SEAHORSE directed by Daniel Montanarini

Petra’s Pick:

  • MAN O MAN directed by Simon Cartwright

Kristina’s Pick:

  • THE ART OF FOLEY directed by Rich Hardisty and Andy Needle

Jared’s Pick:

  • WAITING FOR THE FLOOD directed by Boris Thompson-Roylance

Beth’s Pick:

  • LOVE IS BLIND directed by Dan Hodgson

This event is in honour of the brilliant MOFILM and Casting Networks, Inc. for supporting us this year. Without them, the Jam Sessions wouldn’t be possible so we thought a party is a great way to say thank you.

Tickets available from Eventbrite here:

Members: £3 online/ £7 on the door
Non-Members: £7 online/ £10 on the door


Monday 2nd November, 18:00pm

Venue: Camden Collective, BASE King’s Cross, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Cinema Jam and Short Courses @ NFTS present a screening and masterclass with acclaimed producer James Gay-Rees on Friday the 30th of October in Camden.

With On The Corner productions, James Gay-Rees has produced some of the most successful indie-documentaries from the past five years, including Academy Award-nominated ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, double BAFTA-winning ‘Senna’ and of course the hauntingly beautiful ‘AMY’ (official selection, Cannes Film Festival 2015).

We’re excited to be hosting this event at Cinema Jam HQ in Camden Collective’s office space. Watching ‘AMY’ in Camden, where the late singer lived, loved and performed is sure to give the experience an added poignancy and meaning.

This is a public event, with tickets priced at £10.
There’s a special discount for Jammers, with tickets priced at £7.
These are available to purchase from Eventbrite now.

RSVP at our Facebook Event Page 


Cinema Jam at Raindance Film Festival

23rd September – 4th October 2015

We were delighted to collaborate with Raindance again and held two great panels.

Panel Discussions

Sitcom Workshop

Thursday 24th September, 16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Raindance Film Centre, 10 Craven Street, WCN2N 5PE

‘Friends’, ‘Spaced’, ‘Miranda’: sitcoms are some of our favourite shows, and for writers they can often mean a nice commission and comfortable living. Join Jared as he moderates this panel of writers as they discuss the skill of writing comedy: is it enough to be funny?

Panel members to be announced soon.

Event for Filmmaker and Web Fest Passholders only

Stepping Up: Producers on Producing

Monday 28th September, 15:00 – 16:15

Vue Piccadilly, Screen 4.

Join us for this insightful panel with Jared moderating. With a panel of experienced producers, we’ll be discussing how they stepped up the ladder from low budget cinema to working with higher budgets.


Jared Fryer – Cinema Jam
Alex Bentley – Producer (IMDB) Indiscretion, The Four Warriors, The Last Showing
Dionne Walker – Producer (IMDB) The Hard Stop, OnePeople, The Fighting Spirit
Jen Handorf – Producer (IMDB) The Forgotten, Final Prayer



Drunk on Revolution at FEST Festival

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015

Make your way to sunny Portugal from the 22nd to the 29th of June for FEST festival to join us for our exciting social event!  On the 24th we’ll be playing one of our free entry, matching games at Boo Dop,  so if winning a FREE drink interests you, be sure to get involved and of course meet some cool new people along the way.



Tuesday, 09th June, 2015 – Hackney Attic

June’s Jam Session had an *OPEN JAR* policy which meant that everyone was invited! We had a great time at Hackney Attic screening our usual programme of short films.


  • The Tone directed by Charlie Carter
  • Sean O’Neill – Carried in the Wind directed by Maya Avidov
  • The Hedgehog directed by Chris Lee and Paul Storrie
  • The Art of Foley: Earrings directed by Rich Hardisty and Andy Needle
  • Soror directed by James Webber
  • Yo, Yo La Cucaracha directed by Maria Marta Linero
Guest speaker Orestes from Raindance Film Festival.


Cinema Jam Joins Raindance At Their Independent Filmmakers Ball

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Raindance Film Festival partnered with Cinema Jam for the Independent Filmmaker’s Ball. The charity fundraiser and film industry party took place at the Café de Paris in Leicester Square.

We spiced up the night with a Film Fantasy matchmaking game. Party-goers were given mysterious tarot cards as they arrived; those who managed to match their card with someone else’s received a free drink courtesy of Caple Rd Cider!


Casting Networks and Cinema Jam Present: Casting Masterclass

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 Casting Networks UK  and Cinema Jam hosted a discussion on casting for independent film, followed by a Q&A with Casting Networks’ in house team: Luke Brady (former studio manager at Nash Studios and current filmmaker) and Thabo Mhlatshwa (former casting assistant and current filmmaker).

Free Drinks, Free Love

Tuesday, 12 February 2015 Cinema Jam returned to Berlinale for an unmissable pre-valentine’s love-fest (Purely platonic of course)! Free entrance to all – Jammers and Non-Jammers alike!

Best of Cinema Jam

Monday, 23rd February 2015 Cinema Jam joined up with Fliqio at Corbet Place Bar and Lounge to bring you a collection of the best short films we’ve screened!

Make It Up As You Go: Directing Through Improv

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 14:00 Cinema Jam joined together with LOCO Film Festival at the London Short Film Festival to bring you acclaimed comedy improvisers Cariad and Paul, and award-winning writer-director Kate Herron. They explored how improvisation can influence and inspire film directors at every stage of filmmaking.

Casting Secrets w/ Aisha Walters

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 Cinema Jam and UK Actors Tweetup joined together to bring you an intimate evening with Aisha Walters of Shaheen Baig Casting, the agency that has recently cast some of the hottest projects in British film and television including Starred Up, Brighton Rock and Peaky Blinders.

Cinema Jam presents: UK Premiere of “Behind Closed Doors”

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 Cinema Jam presented the the UK premiere of “Behind Closed Doors,” a film released in French cinemas in April 2014 that was made  for a mere €15,000. Producer Lauren Grall flying in from Paris to talk about how she accomplished such a feat, including getting oscar-nominated DP Guillaume Schiffman (“The Artist”) on board.

Inspiring Filmmakers with Tony Grisoni

Monday, 31 March 2014 The British Library, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, and Cinema Jam joined together to feature acclaimed screenwriter/director Tony Grisoni, art department researcher Celia Barnett, production designer Tony Noble, and director Jamie Stone about their work and doing research for films.

“The Rise” + Q&A w/ Mark Foligno & Rowan Athale

Friday, 28 February 2014 Mark Foligno, executive producer of “The King’s Speech,” showed his most recent film “The Rise” and afterwards held a Q&A along with writer/director Rowan Athale.

Cinema Jam Open House at Berlinale

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 This was the first Cinema Jam event to happen in Berlin, and featured a screening of three films and a Q&A session with one of the filmmakers, Miro Mastropasqua.

LSFF and Cinema Jam present: How Can Short Filmmakers Make a Career?

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 London Short Film Festival teamed up with Cinema Jam to hold a panel discussion with three unique perspectives on how people working in the short film format can do the unthinkable – build a viable career!

Cinema Jam presents: Special Screening of HAZOR

Sunday, 29 September 2013 Cinema Jam presented the short film “HAZOR” from Miro Mastropasqua, a Czech-Italian filmmaker and Cinema Jam member.