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, 16 Jan 2018 13:52:37 +0000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:52:37 +0000 Black Bird Film Festival The Black Bird Film festival is a short film festival that will screen a selection of short films. This festival is for those dreamers trying to find answers for their own big questions. Black Bird Film Festival screens films made by those who have the most heart. We wanted to give an opportunity to people who love to make films, simple because they love it – and don’t have a big budget to make one. It’s purely a passion project, for passion projects. The categories are as follows: Bes... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:01:00 +0000 MOVING UP TO PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT – HIGH-END TV The Production Guild is running two intensive five-day courses to help those Assistant Production Accountants move up to the position of Production Accountant in High End TV. The only course of its kind, this programme is supported by the High End TV Levy Fund managed by Creative Skillset. Courses take place in Salford from Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March and Pinewood Studios from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd March. The cost for this course is £350 (plus VAT) which is heavily subsid... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:01:17 +0000 CALL FOR ENTRIES - Grave Intentions Anthology is Open for Submissions Horror Anthology Seeks Killer Short Films & Screenplays We’re looking for short films and short screenplays that broadly fit the horror genre, including suspense, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, etc. If your short would be at home on The Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt, The Outer Limits, or Creep Show, we want to see it! The winning short films (as many as ten) will get $500 each and be included in “Grave Intentions,” a feature length anthology of chills, thrills & kills, ... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:01:49 +0000 Creative Talent Campus - Idea into a 1 page Film Pitch SHORTS ON TAP partner with Award winning creative producer Julia Berg Have a film idea? Make it happen – bring your idea to life. In this Talent Campus in you will shape your dream idea into a 1 page pitch. With a pitch you can then move – whether it be finding a co-writer, director, producer or helping you shape into a treatment. Julia will bring your idea to page sharing her successes and strategies where she has attracted BAFTA winning producers and Academy nominated screenwriters to ... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:01:03 +0000 Submissions are currently OPEN for Flatpack Film Festival “Britain’s most exciting and innovative film festival” (Lonely Planet) is once again open for submissions, so if you have a brilliant short film or an audio-visual performance of some kind take a look at the details and complete the form. As always the programme will celebrate film and the moving image in all its permutations, from animated curiosities, to weird and wonderful music promos, to celluloid installations, to cerebral video essays, with just about everything in between. The... Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:01:13 +0000 Sheffield Doc/Fest is welcomse back Youth Jury programme Sheffield Doc/Fest is thrilled to welcome back our Youth Jury programme. If you are aged 18-22, based in the UK, and have a passion for documentary and the media industry, then this programme is for you. The countdown is now on for the application closing date. Apply before Monday 8th January 2018 for your chance to get on this free programme where you’ll curate a selection films for the Festival, choose a winner and go on a two-day Lab in London. To find out more about the programme, and... Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:01:30 +0000 CONTESTANTS WANTED FOR BBC SHOW- LETTERBOX!! Hindsight Productions are looking for fun, lively and enthusiastic PAIRS OF CONTESTANTS to take part in the next series of LETTERBOX!! Hosted by Mel Giedroyc, Letterbox is the gameshow where pairs of contestants go head-to-head to crack a series of passwords, in an attempt to open the letterbox and take home up to £2,500 in cash. In this show, teams try their luck on this simple but addictive word game; you don’t need to be a quizzer to win this one! We want to hear from all possible pa... Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:01:29 +0000 TRAINING COURSE: Introduction to the Locations Department AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKING IN THE LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018 Location: Library of Birmingham Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm Course Leader: Harriet Lawrence Course fee: £100 (4 subsidised places available) This two-day weekend course run by Film Birmingham is designed to inform and educate the next generation of aspiring film and TV Location Managers.An Introduction to Working in the Locations Department will be led by top UK film and TV drama Location Man... Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:12:25 +0000 WMSB Strategic Lead (Project Manager) Post JOB VACANCY West Midlands Screen Bureau Strategic Lead (Project Manager) Salary: Up to £60,000 incl. (see Budget/Payment)Freelance: Full or Part time for a fixed period (to be negotiated)Employment: Contracted through Birmingham City Council as the accountable body on behalf of West Midlands Combined Authority for the West Midlands Screen Bureau Background The West Midlands Screen Bureau (WMSB) was formed in 2016 as a partnership between public and private media organisations in the screen ... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:12:30 +0000 CAREN DAVIES APPOINTED CHAIR OF ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY MIDLANDS CENTRE The Royal Television Society (RTS) Midlands Centre has announced the appointment of Caren Davies as its new Chair. Davies is a Senior Head of Communications for the BBC, looking after the BBC’s communications across England including English Regions (local radio and regional TV), Sport, Children’s, Learning, 5 live, BBC Breakfast and BBC Birmingham, BBC Bristol and BBC North. Davies succeeds out-going Chair, Isabel Clarke, who will stay on as a committee member. Theresa Wise, RTS CEO, ... 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