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Submissions open for Heritage Films

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Film Birmingham is proudly hosting a culturally significant programme of films as part of This is My City - Sports & Culture Festival. From August 29th to August 31st, our…
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John Brabourne Awards – Application Deadline July 31st

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About The John Brabourne Awards has supported up and coming talent since 2007 and we’re proud to have over 100 alumni. We offer financial assistance of up to £5,000 to…

WOFFF – Short Script Contest for woman over 50 now open

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The WOFFF20 short script competition is now open. The competition is open to as-yet unproduced, complete short drama scripts, under five minutes, centring on a woman over 50 or written by…

Global Short Docs Forum – Open for Submissions

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Global Short Docs Forum connects short documentary filmmakers with digital media platforms. The Global Short Docs Forum 2020 brings together 12 filmmakers selected from a global call, to attend an…

Production Assistant Intern Wanted – Slinky Productions Birminham

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POST: Production Assistant Intern (12 Months Full Time) ROLE: 1 Year Student Internship for University Students Studying Video / TV / Film. You must be about to start your 2nd…

Coronavirus COVID-19 Updated Guidance

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On July 7th, the UK Government announced an exemption to the quarantine requirements for film and high-end TV cast and crew. The exemption relates to those working on productions which…

S.O.U.L. (Screening Our Unseen Lives) – Britain’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic film talent

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The British Blacklist is working with S.O.U.L., We Are Parable and The New Black Film Collective to present S.O.U.L.Fest. In the current climate it has proven a challenge to work…
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Want to get into TV? Join the 4Talent session – July 9th

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Channel 4 and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) have teamed up to run a four-week series of masterclasses and training sessions for independent production companies and freelancers based…

Birmingham and London Indian Film Festival goes digital

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The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and Birmingham Indian Film Festival are excited to launch their first digital festival at www.LoveLIFFAtHome.com from 25th June to 5th July, as the UK and Europe's largest showcase of…

Cineworld re-opening Birmingham and Solihull cinemas from July 10

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Cineworld is re-opening cinemas across the country - including Broad Street Birmingham and Solihull - from next month. The cinema chain closed all 128 of its cinemas in the UK…

Cannes Marché du Film Online – June 22nd-26th

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Created to support the international film industry and facilitate business and networking for professionals from all over the world, the Marché du Film Online is intended to recreate the market…
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Birmingham Filmmaker Duaine Carma Roberts discusses his new project ‘NAVY’

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Birmingham Updates sat down with up and coming Birmingham filmmaker Duaine Carma Roberts, of CarmaFilm Motion Pictures, to discuss his newest project – Navy – and how you can lend…

The Midsummer Festival celebrating the West Midlands – June 20th

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West Midlands Culture Response Unit (WMCRU) is today delighted to announce the Midsummer Festival, a free one-day festival celebrating arts and culture in the West Midlands on Saturday 20th June. Featuring a collection…

Solihull filmmaker developing a horror short after winning BFI grant

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A Solihull film director has won funding to develop her horror film from a national development fund. The British Film Institute is providing grants to filmmakers in the West Midlands,…
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Royal Television Society Midlands Awards 2020 Open for Entries

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From 9am on 23rd April until 5pm on 10th July you can submit your entries for this year's RTS Midlands Awards! Now more than ever we wants to celebrate the…

Emerging out of Lockdown and Beyond – RTS Midlands – June 10th

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RTS Midlands presents this event "Emerging out of Lockdown and Beyond". Three industry professionals from Factual TV discuss their experiences of TV production during  lockdown and explore how the pandemic may…

Animation Salon for emerging animation shorts filmmakers – June 10th

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Has COVID-19 stopped you in the middle of your short animation production? Are your international festival plans up in the air? Are you feeling a bit dazed and confused? The…

Get free film advice sessions from British Council Film

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Do you have a question about the film festival circuit or need help with your feature film's international festival strategy? During lockdown the British Council Film is providing a series…

List Your Free Scriptwriting Opportunities with BBC Writersroom

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Do you want BBC Writersroom to list your scriptwriting opportunity or event? Your opportunity or event can be listed on the BBC Writersroom’s Opportunity webpage. Eligibility In general the Writersroom does not list…

FAQs for the ease in lockdown restrictions

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Lockdown measures are starting to be eased after more than two months of restrictions. But how is everyday life changing? Here is a lockdown update from BBC:   Can I…
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BAFTA TV awards rescheduled to July 31st

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The Baftas will be hosted by Richard Ayoade behind closed doors this year, and nominees will accept their awards virtually. The TV awards were due to go ahead on May 17,…

Online platform for filmmakers’ mental health support from the Film and TV Charity

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The Film and Television Charity has launched an online mental health platform, available for everyone who works behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema. The online community resource has been developed…

We Are One Global Festival: Top film festivals now online

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We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a free 10-day online festival, exclusively on YouTube. It was born out of the idea that the film community can come together…

Join Love LIFF at Home for masterclasses and industry talks

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This week the online film festival Love LIFF at Home, from the London Indian Film Festival, continues. Online audiences have the chance to watch highlights from some of LIFF's most…
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Free creative courses via Open University

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The Open University allows you to learn about different aspects of culture and what it means to you. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to explore something new to…

U.K. Cinemas Won’t Reopen Sooner Than July 4

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U.K. cinemas won’t be reopening sooner than July 4, according to new coronavirus recovery guidance put out by the government on Monday afternoon. The 60-page document, entitled “Our Plan to Rebuild,” sets…

Film Birmingham Celebrates ShortFuse Anniversary with Online Film Q&A

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It's been one year since Film Birmingham launched its ShortFuse film night to celebrate the filmmaking talent of the West Midlands. We're celebrating with an online film discussion with the…
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Creative England’s Future Studios Online Webinars

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In recent months, Creative Enterprise has been running Future Studios bootcamps. The aim of the programme is to provide business support to screen companies (film, TV, games, immersive and digital)…

Online premieres will be eligible for the European Film Awards for the first time

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Films that premiere online as a result of the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for the European Film Awards (EFAs) for the first time. In an “exceptional” change to the…

UK government allows film and TV productions to restart within social distancing guidelines

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Film and television production in the UK are permitted to restart providing all involved abide by social distancing guidelines, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed to Screen.…