TweetFest doesn’t happen by just clicking our heels and wishing we were home. Instead, we have some amazing companies and individuals who get behind us and help make TweetFest the incredible annual event that it is, showcasing some of Britain’s finest filmmakers. This year, we are delighted to have the support of the following sponsors and partners.
Meet OUR key sponsors & PARTNERS…
Cetuem Cosmetics is a family-run business established over thirty years ago that has been supplying the beauty trade with hair, nail, skincare and body care products.
Over the past years Cetuem branched out into the consumer market with its skincare range. Their SCR Gold range of products in particular, that contain 24 carat gold, has gained wide recognition for their anti-ageing properties and has been used by celebrities, VIPs and royalty. The products contain natural ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins and essential oils without the use of any harmful chemicals.
Greenlit is the UK’s premier crowdfunding site designed specifically for filmmakers. Greenlit believes in a holistic approach to crowdfunding that focuses on connecting filmmakers directly with their audience, from a film’s inception through to its release. In support of TweetFest, all award winners will receive a series of bespoke advice sessions with Greenlit’s industry experts, including pitch workshopping and consultations on marketing and social media strategy. Visit https://greenlit.com/create-film to learn more.
SMASH are turning things on their head in the film world and helping new creators do things differently. They turn new talent into market savvy content creators and make it easier for them to connect with decision-makers.
STAC Studios offer professional-grade equipment to provide high-quality self-tapes at the most affordable rates in Waterloo. With a professional staff able to guide you through the process, you won’t get a better service anywhere in London. They also offer acting classes that provide the full spectrum of core skills necessary for screen and theatre acting.
There are so many useful things you can do on WeAudition and WeRehearse. The whole shebang is over here on this link: HOW IT WORKS. And BONUS FOR TWEETUP MEMBERS: members can get a 25% discount when they join up by using the code TWEETFEST25 when they sign up. Actors can run lines with other actors, get coaching tips and have one to ones. The sky’s the limit.
THE ACTING HABIT
The Acting Habit was developed to encourage actors to embrace the art of self-taping by providing them with invaluable guidance. The training is hosted on a secure platform and people around the world participate, giving and receiving feedback each day, while fine tuning their self-taping skills.
Bertha DocHouse is the UK’s first cinema dedicated solely to documentary. They screen the best new releases, festival favourites, retrospective titles and curated seasons providing an exciting platform for documentary filmmakers and nurturing a new generation of doc lovers. With a programme packed with filmmaker Q&As, masterclasses, discussions, special events in the cinema and online including resources on our Hub accessible from anywhere in the world, Bertha DocHouse is the home of documentary.
Free Seed is a company that does film, music and podcasting from a music perspective. Their weekly radio show on the Soho Radio Culture Channel, every Thursday, is a creative platform for varied associated artists. This includes ‘Screen to Screen’, a film show created by Collapsed Lung’s Steve Harcourt and actor Liz McMullen, interviewing Film Industry figures and looking at all the new releases.
Kino London is the only monthly open-mic night film event of its kind in London, offering filmmakers an inclusive, open platform. It is a worldwide network of filmmakers, creatives and video technicians and is as raw, fresh and exciting as filmmaking gets…
Filmmakers register in advance to screen their short at the next event, sight unseen. There are no themes, no pre-selection and no restrictions. Filmmakers turn up with their film on the night, introduce it personally then stick around to discuss their work with audience and filmmakers alike.
CoFuddle is a new online mental health and wellbeing platform that has just launched a support hub for women in the performing arts industry. Working with the community and relevant experts, CoFuddle will continue to create specialist content and support around common topics and issues, such as managing in-between work, body image, and starting out in the industry. Each ‘episode’ includes podcasts with featured experts, tips and advice from industry therapists and coaches, free online courses, and a dedicated forum and Facebook group offering peer support.
EMERGING FILMMAKERS NIGHT
Emerging Filmmakers Night aka EFN is a quarterly film festival that showcases work from new directors to an audience of fellow filmmakers, industry professionals and cinephiles.
We RAISE MONEY FOR…
Umoja ni Nguvu (Unity is Strength)
Our co-founder, Andrea, has been living in Nairobi the last few years and helping the local community. Covid hit her little one’s local school hard. So, in order to help the school become self-sustainable, the children have designed a t-shirt incorporating their favourite African proverbs – Umoja ni Nguvu (Unity is Strength).
Teemill shirts are made with only natural materials. They are 100% Organic Cotton and renewable energy is used throughout the supply chain. When you buy a tee, 100% of the proceeds go to the school and to help in keeping it open in Kenya for those kids.
We share part of our ticket sales with Umoja to help the kids stay in school.