Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Workshops


Join us for a day of film screenings and workshops, and make your Halloween weekend frightfully fun!


Cheap Thrills! Zero Budget Film Festival prepares for its third year in Loughborough with this special Halloween taster of all things film-related.


This event will be stuffed with opportunities to not only see films being screened, but also have a go at making them yourself! Why not come along and…


-  Brave our green screen to star in our Halloween movie!

-  Learn techniques and use our equipment to make 2D animation the old-fashioned way!

-  Create your own film using stop motion, live action, green screen, and editing software!

-  Enjoy the best films from previous festivals in our cosy pop-up cinema!

-  Discover how to get the most of your camera or phone as filmmaking equipment!


All events are completely free, but the animation and filmmaking workshops are available for pre-booking. for more details about the workshops and how to book follow the links below. 


Click here to book for the tabletop filmmaking workshops

Click here to book for the 2D animation workshops


This event is in partnership with Radar, LU Arts programme. Venue map and details here.

Loughborough Workshops & Pop-up Cinema

Free workshops in Loughborough town centre on the 31st October  

We helped Dylan & his dad make a film featuring these stars in 2013. 

See their film 'Spider Pig' directed by Dylan here



When is the next Loughborough festival? 

We're aiming to put on an event in February 2016. 


I want to enter a film but I can’t come to the workshop.

That is fine.  Make a film and send it to us.


What if I’m not able to book a workshop?

If the workshops are full we will still give you some feedback and advice about your film, and give you other ideas about how to get some help if you need it.


If I come to the workshop will my film get into the festival?

It is not automatic, but you do have as good a chance as everyone else. The final selection is made once all the films are in. We aim to make a programme with a variety of types of films, and show films made locally, in each festival.


Can I come to the festival even if I’ve not made a film?