Women’s Film Club

WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A)

We have just made 10 more tickets available for this Thursday’s WOMEN ONLY screening of Belle (12A) at Volcano, Swansea. Please book via wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk or contact [email protected] if you would like to bring a larger group.

Belle (12A)

From British director Amma Asante comes this moving period drama based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed race member of the British aristocracy who campaigned against the slave trade.

Thursday 6 September

Doors open: 11.30am, Film Starts 12pm

Volcano Theatre, The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LG

Free, women only film screening 

Coffee & cake

Bus tickets reimbursed for asylum seekers

Free crèche – please book in advance

Contact:  [email protected]

Tickets: https://wow-belle.eventbrite.co.uk

www.wowwomensfilmclub.org

Bursary opportunity within Film and TV

Diverse Cymru is pleased to announce our new training and support bursary for diverse people working in Wales’ high end film and TV industries.

Supported by Creative Skillset and the High-end TV Levy fund, we are offering a simple training bursary and mentoring programme for people from protected characteristic groups, who already have some experience in the industry and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Working with well-known industry training organisations, we will be awarding 6 people a training package up to the value of £500 each.

Successful applicants will choose their own training options and will be paired up with mentors from within the industry who will be able to support them through the training and onwards.

For those not successful in the bursary process, we will offer support and advice to access any number of other opportunities currently available such as free training, mentoring, and access to support networks.

We will provide links with existing industry networks to get their faces and names known, and to have the opportunity to gain access to work opportunities in real time.

This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies from one or more protected characteristic groups, eg. LGBT, BME or from the disabled community.

If you are interested or know of anyone who could use the support, we are offering 3 ways to apply: 

  1. You/they can complete the simple application form and return it to us
  2. You/they can email us and request a telephone interview to directly answer the questions
  3. You/they can submit a film/short video clip of you answering the questions 
    Click here for an application form and further information

Film Audience Network Access Coordinator

FAN Access Coordinator (Work Placement)
Fixed-term 24 hours per week for 15 weeks (October 2018 – January 2019)
Salary scale: £16,286 pro rata

Film Hub Wales (FHW) aims to bring more films, to more people, in more places around Wales. Along with its independent member venues, FHW regularly develops inventive ways for people in Wales to go to the cinema. FHW is one of nine UK wide ‘hubs’ funded by the British Film Institute (BFI) to form the Film Audience Network (FAN), with Chapter appointed as the Film Hub Lead Organisation (FHLO) in Wales. The aim is to develop the exhibition sector through dedicated research, training and audience development project support. Since Film Hub Wales set up in 2013, it’s supported over 160 exciting cinema projects, reaching over 302,000 audience members. Film Hub Wales are proud to act as the Lead Hub for Diversity and Inclusion for the UK BFI Film Audience Network.

Film Hub Wales are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds to support the BFI FAN Access Officer with the coordination of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) Diversity and Inclusion project. The post-holder will explore and debate representation on screen, in the audience and behind the camera, with the aim of creating access for all film audiences to British independent and world cinema UK wide, regardless of the barriers to attendance they may face. They will liaise with members of BFI FAN, to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the project.

Application forms and job description available at www.chapter.org or contact Toki Allison: [email protected]

Closing deadline for applications: 5.30pm 31st August 2018

Interviews to be held: 11th September 2018

Opportunity for freelancers interested in film marketing!

BFI FAN are expanding our pool of marketing freelancers across the UK and would like to invite talented, motivated marketers or promoters to a free workshop which will provide specialist training in film marketing – the workshop is fully funded and candidates will be paid £150 for their time. It’s a great chance to find out more about BFI FAN, network with other freelancers and cinemas, and find out about freelance opportunities in film exhibition all over the UK.

Since 2016, the BFI Film Audience Network has been creating innovative, grassroots press and marketing campaigns across the UK, all with the aim of building audiences for new independent film releases. Now, we’re looking to expand our pool of freelancer marketers, and are inviting anyone interested to a free workshop day. This is an opportunity for you to network, take part in a specialist workshop and learn about the opportunities we have on offer.

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is:

a collaboration of eight Film Hubs with a membership of over 1,500 cinemas, film festivals and other film exhibitors across the UK.

Working with cinemas on incredible films like A Fantastic WomanGod’s Own Country and Mustang, we’ve organised panel discussions and parties – we’ve created GIFs, zines, beermats and badges – we’ve worked with local press and online bloggers – we’ve flyered, flash-danced and Facebooked – to ensure that anyone, no matter where they live in the UK, find out about great independent films screening near them.

You are:

  • Passionate about film 
  • Into arts, culture and entertainment
  • Experienced in marketing and or arts/event promotion
  • Organised, pro-active, a self-starter
  • Good at networking and building relationships 

What’s on offer?

  • Attend a free audience development workshop led by Film Marketing and Distribution specialist, Jo Taylor on 20 September 2018 at Watershed, Bristol
  • Your travel will be reimbursed and you will be paid £150 for your time
  • Find out more about freelance opportunities in film marketing where you live
  • Network with other UK-based freelancers and cinemas

We especially welcome applications from people from BAME backgrounds as they are underrepresented in the industry.

If you have any access, childcare or other needs that we can help with, please contact us at [email protected].

If you would like to arrange a call or video chat please contact us at [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 27 August

 

 

 

 

 

FFILM CYMRU WALES SPARKS NEW BEACONS SCHEME

The fourth round of Ffilm Cymru Wales’ Beacons short film scheme is now open for applications.

Funded through Ffilm Cymru’s BFI Welsh Talent Network, Beacons invests in emerging writers, directors and producers from Wales to develop bold and unique voices, explore diverse forms of cinematic storytelling, and establish flourishing careers as feature filmmakers. This year, between five and seven short films will be funded, with awards ranging between £5,000 and £15,000. Films can be up to 15 minutes in length, made in any genre or technique, including animation, documentary, Virtual Reality and 360° filmmaking, and may be in English, Welsh or a mix of languages reflecting the rich heritage and cultural diversity of Wales.

Kimberley Warner, Ffilm Cymru’s Head of Creative Business, comments: “Beacons is our best opportunity to discover the next wave of exciting Welsh filmmakers; we’re looking for filmmakers with a strong point of view and a cinematic eye, and not necessarily a formal background in film.”

Find out more here: http://www.ffilmcymruwales.com/index.php/en/news-and-events/722-ffilm-cymru-wales-rekindles-beacons-scheme

The deadline for applications is 5:30pm on 28th September 2018.

Oska Bright

Our 2019 Call for Submissions is now open!

Submit your film before 30 March 2019 to be in with a chance of screening at the world’s leading learning disability short film festival.

We’re looking for films for our next festival. At Oska Bright Film Festival we show exciting and bold work, which celebrates the talents of learning disabled people.

The films are judged by the Oska Bright Festival team, who are learning disabled artists and filmmakers.

Submit your film

We’ve got a brand new website!

Now there’s one place to find all your Oska Bright content – oskabright.org. Have a poke around, look through our archive, find out how to submit a film, read up on our story and lots more!

Diverse Cymru

Creative Industries Training Bursary

Diverse Cymru is pleased to announce our new training and support bursary for diverse people working in Wales’ high end film and TV industries.

Supported by Creative Skillset, we are offering a simple training bursary and mentoring programme for people from protected characteristic groups, who already have some experience in the industry and wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.

 

Working with well-known industry training organisations, we will be awarding 6 people a training package up to the value of £500 each.

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2018.

Successful applicants will choose their own training options and will be paired up with mentors from within the industry who will be able to support them through the training and onwards.

For those not successful in the bursary process, we will offer support and advice to access any number of other opportunities currently available such as free training, mentoring, and access to support networks.

We will provide links with existing industry networks to get their faces and names known, and to have the opportunity to gain access to work opportunities in real time.

 

This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies from one or more protected characteristic groups, eg. LGBT, BME or from the disabled community.

If you are interested or know of anyone who could use the support, we are offering 3 ways to apply: 

  1. You/they can complete the simple application form attached and return it to us
  2. You/they can email us and request a telephone interview to directly answer the questions
  3. You/they can submit a film/short video clip of you answering the questions

For full details and an application form please go here

Ffilm Cymru Wales

Magnify Your Potential

Filmmakers in North Wales will have the chance to make the most of their ideas at Ffilm Cymru’s latest Magnifier event.

Held at Bangor University on 27th and 28th July, the Magnifier training days will provide an opportunity for filmmakers and content creators to learn from an international selection of speakers from the film, theatre, games and cross-media sectors.

 

Considering the explosion in alternative routes to audience and an increasingly tough film financing climate, the first session on Friday 27th will explore how the role of the producer has evolved. One of the world’s first cross-media producers Asta Wellejus will discuss with Wrexham-born producer Andy Evans (Keepers, Julian Lennon’s Everything Changes project) and former Bedlam Productions’ producer Stella Nwimo (…Is it the Design on the Wrapper, Nuclear). The second Friday panel will discuss reaching young audiences with Chris Payne, Managing Director of North Wales games developers Quantum Soup, Paula Clark and Jessy Roberts from York Theatre’s TakeOver Festival, and Wicked Wales film festival director Rhiannon Wyn Hughes.

Saturday 28th will start with Finding Your Voice – a conversation with Kieran Evans, the BAFTA winning director of Kelly + Victor, followed by an interactive filmmaking masterclass from Asta Wellejus.

www.ffilmcymruwales.com

Tickets for each day are £20, or £30 for both days. Book your place here.

 

Raise the Roof Productions

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2018

Calling all Crafty Creatives!

Kirstie Allsopp is back with a 2018 Christmas series for Channel 4, and Raise the Roof Productions is searching for the UK’s most talented makers to feature in the show, filming at their home or studio, or to compete in our festive competitions, filming with Kirstie at a special location.  Previous crafters have wowed with their skills at blacksmithing and metal work, knitting, wood carving, ice sculpting, glass blowing, flower arranging, printing and letterpress, ceramics, carpentry and furniture making, cake decorating, pyrography and more! Are your skills worthy of a spot on the show, or could you be a contender for any of these titles?

This year’s craft competitions are:

  1. Gingerbread House building
  2. Tree decorating
  3. Cake decorating
  4. Stocking making
  5. Best Christmas Hamper
  6. Best handmade toy
  7. Best hand knitted Christmas Jumper
  8. Best Christmas paper craft
  9. Best handmade wreath
  10. Best handmade gift
  11. Best handmade Decorations
  12. Best handmade advent calendar
  13. Best handmade table dressing
  14. Best Christmas needlecraft (to include all sewing crafts)
  15. Best Handmade Pet Gift

To express interest in taking part contact [email protected] including photos of your work.

We’re also looking to feature a wide range of other crafts, and would encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us to find out more. You can see programmes from last year’s series here:http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-handmade-christmas/episode-guide/series-5

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including applications from men, people with disabilities, from BAME communities and disadvantaged backgrounds. You must be over 16 to apply. Raise the Roof Productions will process your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy. Applicants should also be aware that expressions of interest are not a guarantee of taking part.