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Submit Your Short Film to ShortFuse – Deadline June 30th

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Submissions are now open for Film Birmingham’s next ShortFuse event on Tuesday 30th July 2019. West Midlands filmmakers will be given the opportunity to screen their short films at the Mockingbird Cinema and Kitchen with an audience of their peers and film enthusiasts.

ShortFuse is a bi-monthly event, aiming to engage with regional audiences and provide a platform for the work of emerging filmmakers. Creatives will benefit from workshops, expert talks and professional feedback. We are accepting films of any genre from emerging or established filmmakers for this regional event.

Our May Event

Our first ShortFuse event at the Mockingbird showcased six regional films, including the BAFTA-winning short 73 Cows, directed by Alex Lockwood. Audience members were invited to participate in a Q&A following the screening and to network at a post-event mingle.

Filmmaker Adam Palmer, whose short film Answer was featured on ShortFuse’s opening night, said: “It’s great that ShortFuse offers a platform to showcase the work of filmmakers who sometimes get overlooked in the Midlands; it’s often London and elsewhere. There are some really great films screened as well.

“If you have a short film, submit it. You get to watch it with an audience so you can gauge how your film is. A lot of the time you sit there one-on-one with your film and you don’t know how it’s going to be received so it’s good to be part of a community of filmmakers and film lovers.”

Attendee Lee Davis said: “When I saw the regional films, it made me feel like filmmaking is something I could do. I thought the range of the films was very varied, and it was good to hear from BAFTA-winners. I had seen 73 cows online, but seeing it on the big screen I could concentrate more on technical aspects and shots. ”

To Submit

Deadline for ShortFuse submissions is 9pm, June 30th, 2019.

Please email shortfuse@filmbirmingham.co.uk with a screening link to your short film, as well as a short bio and synopsis. All films must be under 30 minutes. If selected, you will be asked to send promotional materials including a trailer and stills and a hi-res version of your film, and a £25 screening fee.

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Submit to BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival – Deadline 31st July

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To mark the Year of the Young Worker, BECTU has launched its first ever Future Filmmakers Festival, which is now open for submissions. BECTU will celebrate emerging talent across the UK at its first ever film festival, taking place 30th September 2019, with screenings taking place at The Cinema Museum, London. This is in collaboration with BECTU Young Members.

 

Eligibility

The Festival accepts applications from all filmmakers under the age of 25, or who graduated in the last 12 months, regardless of their country of origin, who are registered members of BECTU trade union or have joined the union by 31st July 2019.

It is ideal for budding filmmakers looking to break into the film industry or those who have a film under 15 minutes they want to get  seen. The film can be either fiction, documentary or experimental.

To Submit

Deadline for submissions is 31st July 2019 at midnight.
Send a link to view your entry (e.g. via YouTube or Vimeo) to: futurefilmmakers@bectu.org.uk , providing a viewing password if necessary. All shooting formats are accepted and films can be either fictional, documentary or experimental. The length of the films must not exceed 15 minutes. Submission is free. You must own the intellectual rights to the film you submit, and acknowledge that BECTU is not liable for any claims or expenses asked from any third party regarding rights matter.
Visit the website for all terms and conditions.

Awards

A confirmation e-mail will be sent in September to specify the categories which will be awarded and the details of the prizes. Award-winner films are encouraged to use this label for promotional purposes: “[Award title] – BECTU Future Filmmakers Festival 2019”.

 

Source: bectu.org.uk

 

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WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund – Deadline 30th September

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The 2019 WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund, in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn, is now open for applications. The 2019 Fund will award four successful applicants £10,000 each to develop their factual entertainment or factual TV project, match them with an industry mentor to support them along the way, and offer the chance to meet with key decision-makers who have the potential to ‘greenlight’ their idea. The Fund is a joint collaboration between WFTV, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, All3Media and The Welsh Government.

Who Should Apply

Applications are open to any woman with a unique project and a passion for TV. You don’t need to have academic qualifications or industry contacts, just an exciting idea that would be suitable for commission by a UK TV broadcaster. Your project could be a one-off documentary or a factual series or format. It cannot be a drama project. Once you have honed your idea, the online application form to submit it is simple and quick to complete.

To celebrate Pat Llewellyn’s Welsh roots, and to encourage other women from Wales to follow in her creative footsteps, two places this year will be held specifically for any woman either born in or living in Wales, or with a Welsh parent. The other winner can come from anywhere in the UK.

How to apply

Please make sure you read ALL of the below information carefully before submitting an application. Applications must be submitted via THIS ONLINE FORM.

It is free to apply, but you may only submit ONE application with ONE idea. If you submit more than one application, or more than one idea in a single application, ONLY your first submission/idea will be considered.

For more information about submitting an application to the Fund, please read our FAQs-document, which includes information about what is classified as a factual entertainment or factual TV project, as well as tips for completing the application.

Applications open: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Applications close: Monday 30 September.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by members of the awarding committee in November, and the Bursary winners will be announced in November 2019.

If you have any queries, please e-mail: bursary@wftv.org.uk.

Eligibility

  1. To apply, you must be resident in the UK.
  2. All women or those who self-identify as women can apply.
  3. You do not need to be a member of WFTV to apply.
  4. If you are the owner of a production company, your annual turnover must be below £1m. In certain cases, verification of turnover may be required.

More about Pat Llewellyn and the Bursary Fund

Pat Llewellyn was a multi-award winning producer and renowned for discovering and developing new talent. During her career, she created BBC2’s Two Fat Ladies, discovered Jamie Oliver and christened him The Naked Chef, made Gordon Ramsay famous with Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, and launched the career of Mary Portas with Mary Queen of Shops.

Pat ran Optomen, a production company with offices in London, New York and LA, which under her leadership grew from a turnover of £5m to £55m. She died of metastatic breast cancer in October 2017, and the Bursary Fund was created to remember her and honour the huge contribution she made to TV programming worldwide.

The Bursary is funded by BBC, ITV, Channel 4, the Welsh Government and AllThreeMedia and managed by WFTV. The inaugural recipients in 2018 were Megan Jenkins, Victoria Mapplebeck and Cheryl Richardson.

To find out more about how the Bursary Fund is run, click here.

Source: wftv.org.uk

 

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Be Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority – Deadline 14th June

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The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) are seeking an inaugural Chair for the new industry body; applications are open to individuals across the screen sector. The deadline for this opportunity is 5pm 14th June 2019.

Context

There have been significant developments in the West Midlands’ creative economy over the last 18 months, including winning a £1.3m boost from the DCMS Creative Industries Scale Up programme and the recently launched Local Industrial Strategy, with its commitment to ‘creative content, techniques and technologies’.

The screen sector has benefited from supportive programmes such as the BFI funded and WMCA and BCC supported West Midlands Screen Bureau’s Design Labs, pilots
and research, Creative England’s Be More Birmingham event and policy roundtable and Ukie’s programme of events and support for the games and interactive sector. The
invaluable work on the Channel 4 bid created momentum and identified some promising opportunities.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is keen to build on this momentum. Consultation with the screen sector has highlighted the need for a coordinated approach
across the region, led by the industry.

About the Role

The WMCA is developing a new Screen Industry Body (working title). Working closely with the region’s three Local Enterprise Partnerships and existing networks, the Screen
Industry Body will act as a coordinated voice for the sector and oversee a programme of activities to support the industry. The WMCA defines the screen sector as film, television, games, animation, high-end TV, VFX and immersive tech.

The inaugural Chair will be an individual with an exceptional track record in the private sector, with the following experience:
• Working at an international or national level
• Operating at a senior level within the screen sector
• Exemplary contacts and networks within the creative industries
• Demonstrate a passion for growing the screen sector in the UK or internationally

To Apply

To apply please send a CV and cover note to Jessica.Key@wmca.org.uk. The deadline for applications is 14th June 2019.

More information about the new screen industry body is available on request. If you would like to speak with someone informally about the about the role please contact Jessica.
Key@wmca.org.uk

 

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Paras Production Training for Creatives with Disabilities – Deadline June 21st

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Please see the opportunity below offered by our friends at Channel 4 for the Paras Production Training Scheme:

 

We are looking for disabled people who want to start a career in television. Applications now open!

As part of our commitment to recruiting and promoting disabled talent in television, Channel 4 is launching the PARAS Production Training Scheme. Sixteen people will be given the opportunity to work for an independent production company during 2019-20.

About PARAS Production Training Scheme

This is a 12-month paid opportunity, working with an independent production company, which also includes industry training and support from ThinkBIGGER! This is an entry-level scheme aimed at people with no or limited industry experience.

This programme is aimed at disabled people, as disabled people are currently underrepresented in the media industry and this is something we want to change. You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

If successful, you’ll spend a week in TV Boot Camp to get things underway. Here, you’ll hear from graduates of the scheme and Commissioning Editors who’ll give you the lowdown on what it takes to succeed. Then your career in TV starts for real at your production company – but we’ll still see you once a month at Channel 4 for training to help you further your career. 

Placements this year will begin on 23rd September 2019.   

Roles

We have roles across companies that make sports, live and entertainment content, as well as placements in social media and graphic design teams.

We are recruiting for the following roles and you will be asked in your application which role you think your skills and experience make you most suited to:  

Researcher – A good researcher watches a lot of television, is interested in people and can build good relationships. They have a keen eye for detail and are able to acquire an in depth knowledge of any subject they are tasked with. They are persuasive and demonstrate tenacity to get the job done.

Junior Production Coordinator – A good production co-ordinator is a team player who is responsible and able to work independently. They have a good eye for detail, strong IT skills and comfortable working with budgets. They can prioritise tasks and work well under pressure and manage deadlines.

Junior Social Media Producer – A good junior social media / digital producer loves communicating with other people in new and creative ways. They may be a talented content creator, or may enjoy the more analytical side, spotting trends and finding ways to boost social reach for maximum impact.  

Junior Graphic Designer – A good junior graphic designer is highly visual and enjoys coming up with creative solutions to briefs. They have excellent IT skills across a range of software packages, are fast at learning new skills and relish training and development opportunities to expand learn new things.

Opportunities will be available across the UK, potential placements include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Click on this link to apply now. The deadline for this opportunity is June 21st.

 

Source: www.jobs.channel4.com

 

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BBC Wants Your Peaky Blinders-Inspired Artwork – Submit by June 24th

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The BBC is inviting artists, designers and illustrators from the UK to show their love for the iconic show by creating one-of-a-kind static poster artwork for Peaky Blinders, inspired by its main characters.

 

The Opportunity

A minimum of 10 and up to 15 pieces of artwork will be selected by a panel from the BBC. The Selected Artists will:

  • Potentially have their artwork showcased across key social and digital channels;
  • Potentially be part of an OOH activation and wider marketing campaign;
  • Receive £1,000 for each piece selected.

Non-selected artwork will potentially be showcased in a digital gallery with credit given on the BBC’s website. There is no purchase necessary to enter or be selected.

Things to Consider

Before creating your artwork, please consider the following:

  • Art specifications:
    • A mix of both landscape and portrait artwork will be selected, so feel free to submit your work in both formats. Either way, make sure it is in A4 proportion (aspect ratio 1:1.414).
    • Please make sure to keep your artwork the highest resolution possible (minimum 300dpi), as the Selected Artwork will potentially be displayed on large billboards.
  • The mood
    • The general mood in your artwork should be powerful, emotional, regal, troubled.
  • The editorial policy
    • The BBC will be using your artwork for marketing purposes to promote the next series of Peaky Blinders to audiences in various public spaces off air, in the press and on BBC digital and social platforms – so the resulting imagery must be suitable for all audiences and meet regulatory requirements for use on these platforms (i.e. no explicit violence, sexualised imagery, prominent use of alcohol).
  • The cast
    • Artwork must feature one of the following character combinations:
      • Tommy Shelby by himself,
      • any other main character by themselves (e.g. Polly, Arthur, Ada, Lizzie, Michael, Linda),
      • a group (2 or more) of any combination of characters.
    • The BBC are looking for most submissions to feature Tommy Shelby by himself, but you are also encouraged to create artwork featuring other main characters, and groups of characters.
    • Check out these character images for inspiration for your artwork. You’re welcome to use the images, but please interpret them in your own artistic style.
    • Please make sure that all characters are recognisable and true to the show, and don’t include any characters who have died or left the series in Series 1-4.
  • The style
    • BBC is looking for a range of mediums, including pencil drawings, paintings, collages, oil pastels, digital illustrations. They are open to any style, from abstract to graphic to realist.
    • Artwork should be colourful and eye-catching.
    • Check out this mood board for inspiration on the tones, styles and vibrancy for your artwork.
  • Read all notable considerations here.

 

Creative Invite Guidelines

  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Peaky Blinders‘ digital channels with credit given to the artist.
  • Please retain your original artwork files in the highest quality possible (min. 300dpi. Minimum size (A4): 2480 x 3508 px.). The format should be portrait and/or landscape. Artwork must be submitted in JPEG or PNG max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be your own original work (meaning you are not allowed to use third party pre-existing copyright materials and/or stock imagery in your submission without owning the copyright to this material).
  • You may depict the likenesses of the characters in Peaky Blinders and use the material provided as long as these are interpreted in your own artistic style. All rights in and to the characters and material provided are reserved by BBC.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by the BBC’s underlying rights in the Peaky Blinders IP and artists may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes, private social media channels) of the submissions without express written consent from the BBC – but only after the announcement of the Selected Artists; in no event, may an artist obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission.
  • Selected Artists will have to sign a Copyright Assignment form which assigns all rights, title and interest in and to their work to BBC for global usage and in perpetuity.
  • The Selected Artists may be required to make up to two rounds of minor edits on their work to fit production requirements. The Selected Submission may also be modified by BBCs’ agency to ensure its fit for distribution.
  • Artists not selected retain ownership in the original portions of their work. However, by submitting you hereby grant BBC a worldwide, non-exclusive, limited, royalty-free license for three (3) months to use your submitted work across their social media channels and online platforms from Selected Artist Announcement. The BBC will credit all non-selected artists if their work is used but will not be liable to the artist for failure to do so.
  • Read more creative invite guidelines here.

 

To Submit

BBC will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the terms & conditions, guidelines and official rules.

The judging criteria is based on: Creativity (25%), Originality (25%) and Overall Understanding of the theme (50%).

  • Submit By: June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM GMT
  • Selection Period Starts: June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM GMT
  • Artists Selected: July 30, 2019 GMT

Talenthouse is the Promoter of this talent search. Visit their page to submit.

About Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a crime family saga set in the 1920s and 30s. The story centres on the Peaky Blinders gang, their ambitious leader Tommy Shelby, and his ascent through British society from the slums of Birmingham to the corridors of power in London. Series five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.

Source: talenthouse.com

 

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London Short Film Festival

Submit to the London Short Film Festival – Regular Deadline July 1st

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The BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival remains open to submissions. The early-bird deadline has passed but filmmakers can still submit before the regular deadline on July 1st. The late deadline is August 19th, 2019.  The LSFF is a BAFTA affiliated festival, enabling accepted UK filmmakers to apply for the 2020 BAFTAs.

As always, LSFF are proud to welcome both UK and international submissions. In 2019, they screened 500+ films carefully curated from over 3200 submissions. Each year, the festival appoints an international jury who deliberate on the following categories and award prizes of more than a cumulative £20,0000 value.

 

Eligibility

Submissions are open to short films from every genre – we accept drama, comedy, horror & sci-fi, documentary, experimental, animation, music, viral and low-budget work (see info on lo-budget submissions in side bar). All submissions are fully considered and curated by our programming team.

Entries are open to both the UK and international filmmakers based outside the UK, with two separate tiers of submission, broken down in the side-bar.

All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries without subtitles, or supplementary printed translations, will unfortunately be disqualified.

Films must have been completed after 1st January 2018, though LSFF does not require any premiere status.

Films must be no longer than 45 minutes.

Only completed entries with paid submission fees will be processed and considered for screening.

Entry fees are not refundable.

Only completed films may be submitted and will be considered.

Should your film be selected, you will be required to provide a Quicktime ProRes file and a DCP of your film.

PLEASE NOTE: London Short Film Festival does not accept spec submissions. Only entries received via FilmFreeway will be considered. Due to the volume of entries received, LSFF cannot give individual feedback on submissions.

Submit your film here.

 

Categories

BEST BRITISH SHORT FILM
The British Council is pleased to continue its support of the LSFF 2019 Best British Short Award. The winning filmmaker received a bespoke travel opportunity to a Key International Festival, paid for and supported by the British Council (cash value circa £1500). A member of the film team is working with the winning filmmaker to help select the festival and plan their trip. The winner was also eligible to claim two days of finishing post-production services kindly provided by Envy post production (cash value circa £5000).

A Special Mention was also awarded a British Council support package with a cash value of circa £500.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
NOWNESS sponsored the 2019 Best International award which included an opportunity to pitch for a commission, have their work spotlighted on NOWNESS and one-on-one development and mentoring sessions with members of the NOWNESS team.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
2019’s Best Documentary award was supported by Sheffield Doc/Fest and The Guardian Documentaries and consisted of a full pass to Sheffield Doc/Fest and a consultation with The Guardian’s Head of Documentaries, Charlie Phillips.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
The Best Animated award in 2019 was sponsored by London International Animation Festival with the winner nabbing a full festival pass for their 2019 festival and a consultation with Animate Projects’ Abigail Addison.

In addition, LSFF awards from two other categories by separate juries:

RANDOM ACTS AWARD
Random Acts is Channel 4’s short film strand dedicated to the arts. The winner had the opportunity to have their film screened on Random Acts platforms in addition of an award of £1000.

BEST LO-BUDGET SHORT FILM
Chosen specifically from our UK and international lo-budget entries, this award was sponsored by Fat Llama and came with £500 to spend on their peer-to-peer rental marketplace.

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BFI London Film Festival – Submit by June 14th

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Submissions for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express are now open!

Every year the BFI London Film Festival presents a selection of the best in world cinema, presenting audiences in London, and across the UK, with a wide array of films, representing a thrilling variety of languages, genres and filmmaking styles. The BFI proudly champions British talent alongside international work, and the programme spans features, shorts, fiction, documentary, artists moving image, restorations, animation, and films for families, alongside titles destined for awards-season glory.

Seeking films for selection, our programmers view a vast number of films, attending other festivals, following alumni filmmakers’ work and researching the films in production from UK distributors and international partners.

The submissions process is key for the BFI to open the selection to filmmakers who wish for their films to be considered, to encounter fresh filmmaking voices, and to be able to consider a wide variety of new work, from directorial debuts to established talent.

 

How to submit

Read through the BFI London Film Festival 2019 regulations and submission information before submitting a film for our consideration.

For all films, UK and International, shorts and feature submissions, please complete the online form and Paypal payment.

Final deadline for receipt of online submission forms and film screeners:

  • Short films (40 mins or less) – Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST
  • Feature length films (more than 40 mins) – Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST

Any queries regarding film submissions may be directed to lffsubmissions@bfi.org.uk.

 

Fees

Fees are as follows. All deadline times are local British time, GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), or BST (British Summer Time):

Fee for International feature films

  • Early Bird is £45 if received by Friday 29 March 2019, 17.00 GMT
  • Regular £60 if received between Saturday 30 March — Friday 31 May 2019, 17.00 BST
  • Late Submission £75 if received between Saturday 1 June — Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST

Fee for International short films

  • Regular is £20 if received by Friday 31 May 2019, 17.00 BST
  • Late Submission £30 if received between Saturday 1 June — Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST

Fee for UK feature films

  • Early Bird is £30 if received by Friday 29 March 2019, 17.00 GMT
  • Regular £40 if received between Saturday 30 March — Friday 31 May 2019, 17.00 BST
  • Late Submission £55 if received between Saturday 1 June – Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST

Fee for UK short films

  • Regular is £15 if received by Friday 31 May 2019, 17.00 BST
  • Late Submission £20 if received between Saturday 1 June – Friday 14 June 2019, 17.00 BST

 

Source: bfi.org.uk

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Blast! Festival Screenings in West Bromwich

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Multistory is offering screenings in West Bromwich as part of its Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks & Walks. Blast! will take place from Friday 24 May to Sunday 29 June 2019, and will be played out across the streets, shops, libraries and community halls of Sandwell.

Two of these, listed below, feature West Midlands filmmakers and content.

 

Mark Goes to Mongolia

Wed, June 5, 2019

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST

Kings Square Shopping Centre, West Bromwich

Description: Magnum photographer Martin Parr joins us for a screening of his film Mark Goes to Mongolia featuring Black Country legend, Mark Evans, and a pigeon masterclass with two of Mark’s top birds. Food and refreshments provided. Mark goes to Mongolia is Martin Parr’s second film for Multistory (running time approx. 43 minutes), and tells the extraordinary story of Mark Evans – pigeon auctioneer, breeder and entrepreneur – who based in Moxley in the Black Country. This film documents Mark’s trip to Baotou in Inner Mongolia, in November 2012, where pigeon breeding, pigeon racing and Mark Evans are hugely popular.

The film is part of the Black Country Stories body of work commissioned by Multistory to document life in the Black Country.

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Black Country Living – film screening and artist talk with Janine Wiedel

Fri, June 21, 2019

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST

Kings Square Shopping Centre, West Bromwich

Description: A screening of Camera in the Streets, a documentary about Janine Wiedel’s work photographing industries in the West Midlands, followed by a discussion between Janine Wiedel and curator, Craig Ashley, as part of the Black Country Living exhibition presented at the Blast! Festival.

Black Country Living revisits the work of two photographers renowned for their portrayals of the industrial landscape in the West Midlands during the 70s and 80s. Presented across the six towns of Sandwell, the photography of John Myers and Janine Wiedel reflects a rich social history at a time of significant change and upheaval. The exhibition raises pertinent questions for the lives of people living in the Black Country. As a divided Britain contemplates a future outside the EU, how will the changes brought about by Brexit impact Sandwell, here at the heart of the nation? Curated by Craig Ashley, the pictures will be presented in public spaces across Sandwell throughout the Blast! Festival period (24 May to 29 June, 2019).

Book here.

 

About the Blast! Festival

The festival will focus on each of Sandwell’s six distinct towns: Oldbury, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Rowley Regis, Smethwick and Tipton. Finding new and exciting ways of presenting art in community spaces is at the heart of the Blast! experiment. Public space, community venues, pop-up sites, print, broadcasting and online platforms will all play a role in connecting the work of exceptional artists with local people.  See the entire festival programme here.

 

About MultiStory:

Based in West Bromwich, Multistory works with outstanding artists to make art with, for and about the people of Sandwell. Our projects reflect and celebrate everyday life from factories, pubs and clubs, people’s homes, places of worship and markets. We work with local residents, photographers, artists, writers, documentary film-makers and many more. Read more here.

 

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Apply for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits – Deadline June 12th

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Applications are now open for BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The programme showcases and supports the next generation of British creative talent in film, games and television, identifying excellent individuals who have had a breakthrough year in the industry. The application deadline is Wednesday 12 June 2019, 5pm.

About the Programme

Every year, BAFTA selects up to 20 on and off-screen talented newcomers to take part in the Breakthrough Brits year-long mentoring and guidance programme. Successful Breakthrough Brits receive non-voting membership of BAFTA for a year, giving them free access to BAFTA events and screenings and to the member’s space at 195 Piccadilly. In addition, BAFTA supports each Breakthrough Brit individually, working with them to create a tailored year of support, mentoring and career development.

Building on the success of Breakthrough Brits, BAFTA will be working with partners to facilitate the expansion of the ‘Breakthrough’ initiative globally. For updates on this, and other global initiatives, please register your interest here.

Criteria

The criteria varies for Film/TV and Games.

Among other criteria, for Film and TV, you must have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be:

  •  theatrically released in the UK;
  • broadcast on a UK television channel;
  • commissioned and broadcast by an online broadcaster or streaming service
    available in the UK

Among other criteria, for Games, you must have a professional credit on a piece of work that has been, or will be, published or released in the UK between August 2018 and August 2019, or is reasonably expected to at the time of application.

Click here for a full list of eligibility criteria.

To Apply

Applications are open to anyone over the age of 18 on 1 November 2019 who also satisfies the applicant experience criteria.

Submit your applications here. As part of your application, you will need to complete the online entry form, and include your CV, a showreel and any supporting materials
as required.  You can also recommend a Breakthrough Brit by emailing breakthrough@bafta.org.

The deadline for completed applications is 5pm on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

 

For more information about the initiative, take a look at the terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions contact breakthrough@bafta.org.

 

Source: bafta.org

 

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