Somerset Film Film and Creative Digital Media Organisation

The Engine Room is a community media centre based in Bridgwater High Street. It is an initiative of and home to Somerset Film, a registered charity dedicated to empowering people through film and technology. The Engine Room is part of our vision to give everyone on Somerset the opportunity to be creative with moving image and digital media, to be a catalyst through collaboration and to help build a more equal and fair society.

The Engine Room currently offers a studio space - where we provide courses, screenings and events - a café and edit suites. We’re currently expanding the premises to provide more creative production, meeting and training spaces. Come and visit, we look forward to welcoming you!

Somerset Film promotes education in the moving image within Somerset and the South West. We are a registered charity trading as a company limited by guarantee.

We are passionate about film and digital media making, and committed to sharing knowledge and skills.

In practice this means we are a one stop shop for moving image based training and education, for facilities, equipment and advice and for the production of all kinds of video and digital media programmes and installations. The six local authorities in Somerset support us as a Key Strategic Organisation for the county.

We see on a daily basis the difference that an inclusive and innovative approach to community media can make, evidence of the clear role that Somerset Film can play – as a resource, a creative focus, a catalyst for action.

Phil Shepherd

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The Engine Room

52, High Street,

Telephone: 01278 433 187

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Junction | Network and Screening event / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-15T00:00:00Z">Mon 15 May 2017</span>Junction | Network and Screening event / Mon 15 May 2017

Calling all Somerset filmmakers! Our Junction networking and screening event is back... We will once again be holding an informal networking and fi...

My Events

Course | One Day Filmmaking / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-17T00:00:00Z">Sat 17 Jun 2017</span>Course | One Day Filmmaking / Sat 17 Jun 2017

The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where and how do you start? On this one-day course you will work together to make a short fi...

Course | Build a Robot! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 May 2017</span>Course | Build a Robot! / Wed 31 May 2017

Build a two-wheeled robot in this exciting computing and electronics workshop. With expert guidance on construction and programming, and a kit of moto...

Course| Craft of Editing with Emmy award winning... / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-25T00:00:00Z">Thu 25 May 2017</span>Course| Craft of Editing with Emmy award winning... / Thu 25 May 2017

With Emmy award-winning editor Jason Porthouse. From the first review of footage to the fine cut, this craft based workshop will guide you through the...

My Opportunities

Somerset Film Bursary / Thu 01 Jun 2017

- Bursary Position - Have an interest in media and film? Want to gain new skills and get the chance to work on your own personal creative project? ...

Reel Somerset | Get your films seen! / Thu 01 Jun 2017

We are currently seeking submissions of short films (drama, documentary or video art max. duration 15 mins) from local filmmakers and artists for incl...

Women by Women / Tue 12 Jan 2016

With a wealthy of historical male icons in Somerset it can often feel as though women within our local history are underrepresented. Over the next y...

My Videos

Brave FaceBrave Face

This short film explores life for young people in east London and the impact of the recent riots. It is one of four films made through a studio award ...

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The Engine Room

The Engine Room is part of registered charity Somerset Film. Our mission statement is to make film and digital media skills and facilities as widely ...