Film Birmingham - Latest Posts for Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme en-gb Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:17:54 +0000 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:17:54 +0000 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: Two Weeks to Early Deadline Our Early Deadline is in two weeks—— November 19th. All submissions received by this deadline will receive their written analysis by December 20th. Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world. BlueCat’s Winners and Finalists have been s... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:11:19 +0000 Want to work in TV drama, but not sure how to get a foot in the door Want to work in TV Drama? Not sure how to get YOUR foot in the door and find opportunities that could lead to a career behind the camera? TV Drama’s that shoot and have shot in Birmingham include BBC Doctors, Danny and the Human Zoo, Hustle, The Boy with the Topknot and Peaky Blinders. Join us at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham, in a city that’s hosted Doctors, Danny And The Human Zoo and Peaky Blinders. Find out about working behind the camera Get great career advice Learn about the... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:11:51 +0000 Join the BBC Three Talent Pool 2017 BBC Three is looking for freelance producers, researchers and social media professionals to join their award-winning team! They are therefore creating a talent pool of producers, researchers, and social media professionals at all levels who they can contact to work with them as they establish the new BBC Three team in Birmingham. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, if you’re talented and passionate about creating digital content for 16-34-year-olds, they want to hear from you. P... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:11:21 +0000 Debate & discussion on Black Filmmakers in Birmingham How can young Black filmmakers get off this treadmill and onto a path to productive creativity, autonomy and success? Statistically speaking, the Black British filmmaker doesn’t exist (Creative Skillset, 2016). The truth is this: across the UK there are thousands of British Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) film graduates and self-taught independents running flat-out on a daily treadmill of low-budget music videos and no-budget YouTube promotions. Find out how, with filmmaker and entreprenue... Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:11:59 +0000 Spotlight on Debbie Isitt The prolific, BAFTA award winning, Birmingham born playwright, screen writer, film director and radical theatrical performer discusses her wide ranging and innovative career in both theatre and film with Executive Producer/Film Professor, Roger Shannon. Debbie has recently collaborated with Birmingham Repertory Theatre on two adaptations; firstly, The Hundred And One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, and secondly, the stage version of her own very successful Nativity! film series. Her film career... Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:10:56 +0100 ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY OPENS ENTRIES FOR TELEVISION JOURNALISM AWARDS 2018 The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has launched the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018. The awards, for both news and current affairs, seek to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base. The 2018 ceremony will see awards given out in 19 categories including: News Coverage – Home; News Coverage... Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:10:48 +0100 The Cine-Excess International film festival is returning its 48hr short film competition for a second edition! Whether you are a student or simply want to get your work noticed, we promise you’ll have a terrorific experience! You will receive a brief on the 3rd of November, write, shoot and edit for two days, then deliver your film to us by midday the 6th of November. Register at the email listed below before 11 am on the 3rd of November (but the sooner the better) to participate. Teams can be of any size, please indicate if you are a Birmingham City University student when registering. Films must... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:09:57 +0100 Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Competition Unchosen are holding a Modern Slavery Short Film Competition from the 21st August 2017 to the 15th December 2017. This competition invites a wide audience of filmmakers with a vision to challenge the global issue of modern slavery through innovative film. The competition will appeal to all filmmakers who wish to powerfully and visually show the effects of forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, child exploitation, forced marriage, or organ harvesting; whether this be in the ... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:09:23 +0100 B3 Talentlab 2017 - Deadline Extended to Monday 25th September + 2 New Mentors To Announce! Exciting news! B3 Media have confirmed ground-breaking Producer Effie T Brown (Dear White People) and Filmmaker/ Writer/ Storyteller Nelson George (Netflix’s The Get Down) to join us for this years TalentLab programme! Are you the creative who needs to skill up? Do you have an amazing story to tell across a range of platforms? Does your project need that extra ‘edge’? You still have time! APPLY TO B3 Media’s TalentLab NO LATER THAN 12pm Monday 25th September. What is TalentLab? B3... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:09:07 +0100 WFTV - Birmingham Events WFTV Birmingham has some very exciting events to announce for 2017 and early 2018 – Save the Date. Brief news of the first two events – full details coming soon. Thursday, 28th September, venue tbc, for an amazing opportunity to meet Nasfim Haque, Short-form commissioner at BBC3. Nas will be sharing her career experience to date but also giving us a unique insight into BBC3 and why BBC3 chose Birmingham as its base. Nas will also discuss commissioning opportunities for the channel acro... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:09:07 +0100