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. 
Email[email protected].

BAFTA Cymru

4Stories

4Stories encourages talent currently under-represented in television drama – women, disabled people, BAME and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the objective to showcase talent, and kick-start promising careers.

Applications for directors close on 5 November but the producers will accept late entries from any directors who attend the screening.

For more information on the initiative go to http://www.blacklighttv.co.uk/4stories/

Screening: 4Stories – On the Edge + Q&A

 November 14th at 6pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Free event but tickets need to be booked via Chapter

 

Created out of Channel 4’s major talent initiative 4stories, On the Edge is a bold and uncompromising three-part anthology looking at life in Britain today. These distinct but thematically linked films shine a light on key perspectives in criminal justice – the story of a victim, a witness, and a repeat offender – and serve up a raw slice of real life in contemporary Britain. Join executive producers Ben Bickerton and Phil Trethowan for more information on this year’s search for the next breakthrough filmmakers.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ben Bickerton, Phil Trethowan and writers Janice Okoh and Georgia Christou.

The event is held in partnership with Wales Screen.

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