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The DIY Filmmakers is a Sheffield based film network connecting filmmakers at all levels with an aim to make films. The group provides opportunities for newcomers and industry professionals to build set experience, keep creatively active, experiment with new ideas and techniques and get projects off the ground.

The DIY Filmmakers meet regularly at Showroom Cinema, and hold challenges to create short films based on a prompt. In the past, prompts have included ‘No dialogue’, ‘90 second short’ and ‘Adaptation’. The prompt for their latest challenge is ‘What’s in the box?’, in which they were asked to create a short film featuring an unopened box. The prompt is based on classic film language theories about suspense and using the audience’s imaginations to create some tantalizing cinema. Join them in Studio I for a screening event of responses to this challenge.

Please arrive at 7pm for the start of the event, there is no need to book in advance.


This event will take place on the ground floor of our building which is wheelchair accessible. There are accessible toilets on the same floor. Local travel expenses are available to help you access our public programme. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to improve your visit please email

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