Invitation for New and Emerging Disabled Film Talent to a Film Workshop

Posted on 25 September 2012

Date Tuesday 16th October 2012

Venue Forward 4 Work, 6 Inkerman Street, Nechells, Birmingham B7 4SB

Time 11am-5pm

Lunch will be provided at 12.30pm in the venue

About 104 Films

104 Films are the world leaders in disability cinema and talent training and development. We produce feature films and short films with disabled talent and run a wide range of training and development programmes around our films. 104 Films run a talent development ladder for disabled film talent.

Our feature films have included Special People, a comedy about four teenagers in wheelchairs and a bumbling film director described by The Guardian as ‘a milestone in mainstream cinema for its use of disabled cast’ ,the BAFTA nominated Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and most recently our thriller NFA made with young homeless people which premiered this year at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

We also run The Magic Hour short film scheme and training and development programmes for Creative Skillset, The BFI and Creative England.

We develop disabled film talent to be able to make films and to build a career in the film and TV industry. If you have the talent, we want to work with you.

About the Workshop

Our workshop will tell you about our work at 104 Films, and tell you how to get your career in the TV and film industry moving. We’ll have a masterclass with Steve Rainbow, Director of NFA.

We’ll do a film directing workshop with actors and camera to show you how a director works with script, performance and image and everybody will have a chance to direct.

This workshop will fill you with confidence, inspiration and show you how to start making films and working in the industry. The workshop will be led by Alex Usborne (Producer and MD of 104 Films) with Anna Savill (Producer of NFA) running the directing workshop.

Who the Workshop Is For

We are looking for new and emerging disabled film talent. So if you want to make films, have started making films or just want to learn more, this workshop is for you.

How to Apply

Just send us an email at and we will be in touch. Please let us know if you have any dietary, access or support requirements when you book. The Workshop is free.

Invitation for New and Emerging Disabled Film Talent to a Film Workshop