A DREAM OPPORTUNITY: GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR WITH MAJOR FEATURE FILM SHOOTING IN WALES

Ffilm Cymru are excited to announce new Foot in the Door training opportunities with major new film production Dream Horse.

Aspiring Welsh creatives and crew will learn valuable skills on the set of a major new film production with Ffilm Cymru’s biggest ever Foot in the Door programme.

The deadline for applications to Foot in the Door is midday on 3rd April. Find out more and apply at www.footinthedoorwales.com

Dream Horse is the true story of one woman’s extraordinary dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her forgotten Welsh village – and of how she brings her entire community with her. Toni Collette (Hereditary, Velvet Buzzsaw, About A Boy) will take the role of Jan, while Damian Lewis (the upcoming Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Billions, Homeland) will play Howard Davies, the local accountant she persuades to join her in running the racing syndicate. The film has been written by Neil McKay (The Moorside, Mo, Appropriate Adult) and will be directed by Welsh filmmaker Euros Lyn (Happy Valley, Kiri, The Library Suicides).

Dream Horse will shoot across south Wales this spring, and Ffilm Cymru are working in partnership with Raw Productions to offer up to 25 free training placements and on set shadowing opportunities through their Foot in the Door programme.

For people that are over the age of 18 and not currently in employment, education or training, Foot in the Door offers the opportunity to spend a week learning valuable new skills and applying existing transferable skills to kick-start a career in the creative industries and beyond. Trainees receive guidance, advice and mentorship from industry experts, as well as support for travel, accommodation and childcare where needed thanks to Ymddiried bursaries supported through the Welsh Broadcasting Trust.

 

 

BAFTA Cymru Festival

BAFTA CYMRU ENCOURAGES NEW TALENT FROM ACROSS WALES TO ENGAGE WITH GURU LIVE FESTIVAL

Second one-day festival to offer practical advice on ground-up opportunities to those from all backgrounds and locations.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales, BAFTA Cymru, have announced that they are pledging additional support to assist those from all backgrounds and locations across Wales to engage with their flagship one-day festival Guru Live Cardiff on 30 March.

The festival offers practical advice on careers in the film, games and television industry through masterclasses, workshops, round table discussions and a chance for individuals to meet creative professionals and their peers.

The event will build on the events programme BAFTA Cymru offers the public year-round, 38% of which were held outside Cardiff in 2018.

Tickets to the sessions have been subsidised and reduced to £10 for 2 sessions or £6 for 1 session. The event has been planned to start and end at times that allow for travel from around Wales and those who would like to attend and gain information and inspiration but find there is a financial barrier to doing so are invited to apply for bursaries that will offer up to £80 towards travel and 5 sessions for free.

We would like to support individuals who would not otherwise be able to attend Guru Live Cardiff with financial assistance towards travel costs.

*Please note, priority will be offered to those not in education, employment or training; those with dependants; those having protected characteristics and/or those living outside the CF postcode.

  • Up to £80 is available per person towards rail and bus travel, which we will book for you in advance
  • The reimbursement of mileage costs is .35p per mile.
  • You must be available to take part in the Guru Live Cardiff event if selected (from 11:30 – 18:30 on Saturday 30 March 2019)
  • Those receiving a bursary will be able to book a maximum of 5 sessions for free (dependent on availability).
  • Accommodation and food costs are not included.
  • The deadline for final applications is Friday 15 March, 12pm.
  • To apply, register and complete the form at: apply.bafta.org

Applications are open to those who are:

  • 16+
  • Living in Wales

Hannah Raybould, Director BAFTA Cymru, said:

“BAFTA Cymru is committed to helping those from all backgrounds and parts of Wales to find their place in the creative media industry if this is their goal. 

The recent BFI Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector Evidence Review found that in locations that are economically less prosperous or have fewer creative industries employers, young people are less likely to think of a creative career as a viable option for two reasons.

Firstly, limited local creative industries activity and therefore exposure to this particular type of economic production leads to perceptions of careers in these areas as not providing secure enough employment. Secondly, young people from creative industries cold spots felt they would have a credibility problem trying to establish a creative career elsewhere.

We’re eager to play a small role in the work being done by many industry partners to bridge this gap by offering support for those across Wales to attend the Guru Live event to meet and hear from BAFTA recognised talent and continue to engage with them through our year-round events programme across the country and online.”

The final deadline to apply will be 15 March

www.bafta.org/wales

BFI Doc Society Local:Wales

BFI Doc Event in Cardiff

In a handful of immersive and informative events exploring UK documentary funding available through BFI Doc Society and current landscape for documentary film, we hear from the filmmakers and decision makers serving the docs community. After inspiring events in Newcastle and Birmingham, the BFI Doc Society team are heading to Wales joining our colleagues at Film Hub Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales for a day of Doc appreciation in Cardiff at Chapter Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019

Time: 09:30AM – 6:30PM (lunch and refreshments will be provided)

Venue: Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales CF5 1QE

Free of charge, attendance is for the full day only

As we get local alongside industry experts, share news on opportunities and support for non-fiction filmmakers in Wales, hear doc case studies, discussion, networking and one-to-one doc ‘surgeries’.

Whether you’re a doc-maker, doc-lover or simply doc-curious, join the community as we embrace a new and diverse vision for documentary film in the UK.  

Please share this with your network. We’re interested in bringing together documentary filmmakers (and hear voices) from all parts of Wales and bordering areas, all walks of life and all communities.

Any questions? Contact: Fiona@docsociety.org

To register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bfi-doc-society-local-wales-tickets-54764260377

If you require financial support for it to be possible for you to attend this event, please contact fiona@docsociety.org

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/342252269722888/

Oska Bright – Submissions Still Open

Oska Bright Film Festival 2019

OSKA-BRIGHT-2016Wednesday 23rd October – Saturday 26th October

Just under two months to go! You’ve still got time to get your submissions into us for the next Oska Bright Film Festival.

Deadline for submissions is the 30th March 2019. 

Since 2004 Oska Bright Film Festival has been at the forefront of learning disability film production, exhibition and distribution.

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 people with learning disabilities, autism or additional needs.

 Over 300 films are entered biennially and just over 60 shown over three days.

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

For more information, rules and how to apply please go to Oska Bright

 We’re also interested in hearing about feature films. Please drop us a line separately about this: lizzie.banks@carousel.org.uk

Diverse Cymru

Film and Television Diversity – Careers Day

20th November 2018

3:30pm – 7pm

Royal Welsh College Music and Drama, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Are you female, BAME, disabled or LGBT?

A reminder about this excellent opportunity to find out more about a career in film and television.

Including –

  • talks from people working in film and television
  • mini masterclasses
  • practical demonstrations

Featuring information on –

  • paid work in industry and work experience
  • training and apprenticeships

No film and TV experience necessary

Roles include: hairdressers, carpenters/joiners, electricians, accountants and other skills that could be transferred to the film and television industry models.

For more information visit – https://gov.wales/diversityinfilm

 

 

Women of the World


The WOW Women of the World festival, founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, is the biggest gathering of women and girls across the globe, reaching over 2 million people in 20 cities across five continents.

Each festival, made up of talks, debates, music, activism, comedy, workshops, mentoring, pop ups and performance, celebrates women and girls, takes a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential and raises awareness globally among women, men, girls and boys, of the issues they face as well as creating possible solutions.

The WOW – Women of the World Cardiff festival will include a range of workshops, talks, debates, performances and art open to the public on 24 & 25 November 2018.

Some highlights from the WOW – Women of the World Cardiff programme include: Gwenno Saunders, Charlotte Church, Michael Sheen, Sian Evans, Lula Mehbratu (The Digital Migrant),Sahar Al-Faifi, Sian James former MP, Gemma Price (Boxing Pretty), Anna Hursey, Shahien Taj OBE, Lucy Owen (BBC Wales) and Layfullstop among others.

WOW Passes

Buy a WOW pass to gain access to all the events as you pick and mix your own timetable of talks, debates and performances, be it for one day or the whole weekend. Day pass holders have a choice of activities throughout the festival. If your 1st choice is full due to limited capacity do not worry. We encourage you to try other sessions – sometimes an unexpected second choice will be the best thing you’ll see! 

Day Passes £10 | concession £5

Saturday Day Pass

Sunday Day Pass

Check out the full programme here

Freelancing for Creatives workshop

A practical workshop for creatives on the business skills of freelancing.

Freelancing for Creatives
03.11.18
Hastings House
Fitzalan Place
Cardiff
CF24 0BL

£10 – £20 

Topics include: 
Business & employment models
How to pay your taxes
Claiming expenses
Negotiating your fees
Top tips and online tools
“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”

Book on Eventbrite

WOW Women’s Film Club

Remaking Home
Thursday 8th November
Volcano Theatre, Swansea

WOW Women’s Film Club is taking part in a one day festival called “Remaking Home”.

Join us for a day of films, discussions, talks, children’s workshops, poetry and book readings, music, food and drink.

Short films to be screened on the day include the Wales premiere of Claire Fowler’s Salam, which recently debuted at London Film Festival.

Grow Your Own (PG)

Thursday 8th November
Doors: 11.30am
Start time: 12pm

Creche available for “Grow Your Own” screening.

A warm-hearted feel-good comedy. When a refugee and his family are given an allotment garden, some of the longstanding residents are upset. But eventually they bond over the joys of gardening and then team up to fight an invading mobile phone company.

Book your free tickets here: https://grow-your-own-wow.eventbrite.co.uk

I Am Nasrine (15)

Thursday 8th November
Start time: 6.15pm

I Am Nasrine follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle-class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for: their father orders them both to relocate to the UK. Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain. As Nasrine finds the courage to accept her fate, she discovers that the end of her journey is really just the beginning.

Book your free tickets here: https://nasrine-wow.eventbrite.co.uk

Film and TV diversity – careers day 

An amazing opportunity to get into the Film and TV world

We are working with Diverse Cymru and other partners to look at improving diversity in film and TV in Wales. 

We are holding an event in November on how to get in to the industry if you feel you are underrepresented.

Are you female, BAME, disabled, LGBT+ or from a low socio economic group, aged 18 and over?

We are looking for people in these groups or communities who:

  • have experience working in the industry but would like to up skill or retrain for a different role
  • have  a transferable skill or craft but have not worked in film and TV before; roles include hairdressers, makeup artists, dressmakers or tailors, carpenters or joiners, electricians, accountants etc,
  • are interested to know more about the industry.
  • No previous experience in film or TV is necessary however you need to be over 18 to attend.

About the event

There will be:

  • a panel made up of representatives from the BBC, S4C, Channel 4 and independent production companies talking about how to get into the industry
  • workshops and demonstrations on skills needed
  • interactive displays showcasing training and skills
  • exhibition stands and interactive displays on training and opportunities available in the industry
  • training providers, trade organisations and colleges.  

Details and registration

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 20 November 
Time: 15:30 to 19:00
Registration: Eventbrite (external link).

Further information

Tel:  02920 444205. 
EmailCreativeIndustries@gov.wales.