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 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:42:19 +0100 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:42:19 +0100 West Midlands Networking Event for Film Makers and Choreographers Big Dance, Channel 4 and the British Council, in partnership with Sampad, are delighted to host this edition of a networking evening in Birmingham to facilitate partnerships for Big Dance Shorts India as part of UK/India 2017, led by the British Council and the Indian High Commission. This exciting and high-profile platform for UK and Indian filmmakers and choreographers is commissioned by Big Dance, Channel 4, the British Council and is supported by People Dancing and the Mayor of London. I... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:04:44 +0100 (Re)Introducing 2Weeks2Make It Bringing the best of the Midlands’ Musicians and Filmmakers together to create breakthrough music videos After 3 outings in the Midlands between 2010 and 2012, and 9 successful outings in South Yorkshire (the latest of which kicks off today), The Producers’ Forum is bringing the country’s best music video competition back to the Midlands this June. What is it?2Weeks2Make It is an original music video competition created by Rob Speranza of the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network where ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:04:41 +0100 Edinburgh TV festival talent schemes open for submissions The Edinburgh International Television Festival is now accepting applications for its 2017 talent schemes. The charitable organisation runs two training programmes each year, The Network and Ones to Watch, that help talent from a diverse range of backgrounds across the UK kick-start their careers in the TV industry. The Network gives 60 applicants with little or no experience their first step on the TV ladder for those who want to work behind the camera. The scheme includes months of mentori... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:04:09 +0100 Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2017 The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase. Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland to showcase in its 14th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio. For the second year, Screen has a direct line for recommendations, which should be directed to Open from now, the final deadline for submissions is June 2, 2017. Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:04:02 +0100 Creative Skillset's HETV Levy supports MediaXchange's Advanced Writing for TV Drama programme MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s High End TV Council are pleased to announce that registration is open for the inaugural year of the Advanced Writing for Television Drama programme – supported and funded by the High End TV Levy. “We are delighted to be involved in this exciting and significant drive in the continued development of UK writing talent. We believe that this programme provides an unmissable opportunity for already experienced writers to grow their value and bring forwar... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:04:14 +0100 NEW TV SHOW - Would you like to be reunited with a secret sibling or estranged family member? A brand new TV show wants to hear from you. Boundless is the award-winning company behind Grand Designs and The Apprentice. They’re making a new series, with the help of Ancestry, which will follow people in their quest to find answers and help them find family members they have never met or been estranged from. Whether it’s a family secret, divorce or distance that is to blame, they’d like to hear from you. They also need your success stories. Have you already been reunited with a lo... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:04:09 +0100 Mentor the next generation of HETV talent Could you use your experience to mentor a trainee and help to support the bright future of High End TV (HETV) drama? Creative Skillet is looking for volunteers to support new entrant talent on its HETV Trainee Finder programme. We’re looking for mentors with industry experience across the following departments: Art, Camera, Costume, Editing, Data Management, Hair and Make-up, Location and Sound. To become a mentor you’ll need a minimum of 10 years’ drama experience, and to be available... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:04:33 +0000 Encounters Short Film Festival Entries Open Are you a filmmaker? Have you made a short film? Would you like to screen your short film at the UK’s leading short film festival? Encounters accepts Live Action and Animated films from every genre into our International Competition, including documentary, drama, experimental, music or artist film, under 30 minutes long. Also accepted for 2017 are new categories Virtual Reality, Augumented Reality and 360 degree storytelling. The international competition screens over 200 films from a... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:03:31 +0000 Channel 4's Gogglesprogs looking for young participants Gogglesprogs is BACK and on the lookout for groups of children from around the UK who have something to say! Following on from the success of Bafta award-winning Gogglebox, we’re back to see what our children have to say when they’re watching the telly. Whether its groups of siblings, cousins or friends, we are looking for kids from all over the UK to watch and review a selection of television programmes. If you think you know the next generation of sofa critics or you’re interested in... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:03:18 +0000 SHORTFLIX Creative England short film event in Birmingham 1st March Got a great idea for a short film? Want training, £10k and a professional crew to help you make it? Fancy seeing it showcased on Sky Arts? ShortFLIX is for undiscovered filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not currently in full-time education, employment or training. No previous professional experience is required, and it’s completely FREE. Selected filmmakers will be mentored by industry professionals. We would especially like to hear from young people who might otherwise experience obstacles t... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:03:15 +0000