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.

Into Film: call-out for creative practitioners

Into Film is interested in hearing from creative practitioners who would like to deliver workshops and interactive activities to support two of their key campaigns in the new year.

If you’d be interested in delivering sessions for any of the below initiatives then please contact non.stevens@intofilm.org and provide the below information

Name, contact details, type of workshop – outline of activity  – content and key objectives (ideally linking to curriculum objectives or the LNF/DCF), timings and cost.

They require fluent Welsh speakers to deliver the Urdd workshops and are looking for Welsh and English-medium sessions for the Coastal Archive project.

UrddAs part of the Urdd homework competitions they run two review writing competitions – one aimed at KS2 students and one aimed at pupils years 7-9.Students are encouraged to write reviews on films they have watched either at their film club or at a local cinema.

They support this by providing review writing help students to deliver comprehensive reviews and in addition to this Into Film will be delivering workshops at schools and venues all over Wales to promote the competitions further. 
Coastal Archive Tour – Celebrating ‘Year of the Sea’The National Screen & Sound Archive have a wonderful collection of archive films about the sea and coast of Wales. There’s an eclectic mix of films – scenes of Barry Island in their hay day, Rhyl life boat day an a busy and colourful carnival in Amlwch.Into Film aim to organise a tour of coastal cinemas/venues to host screening of these films and are looking for a diverse range of practitioners to support the delivery of creative and inspirational sea/coastal themed workshops. They welcome ideas and suggestions from creative practitioners based in the key areas they aim to target (Rhyl/Llandudno, Pwllheli, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Barry and Porthcawl).

The sessions will need to be aimed at KS2 pupils or Year 7/8 pupils and focus on the themes within the short archive films (they can package a few to show together or only show 1 o 2 depending on relevance to workshop content).

A short summary of each film is provided on the attached and they can potentially share copies of the films if you would like to receive further information (copies are quite limited!).

They’re superficially looking for practitioners who can use film as a stimulus to discuss the themes within the films and then encourage the students to focus on these themes further via other art forms. They’re also interested to hear from those who can run film archive sessions to inspire and educate young people of the importance of archive footage and celebrate their place in local history and cultural identity.

Sessions need to be around 60-90 minutes and delivered on site as and when planned by Into Film. Into Film will coordinate everything with the schools and venues involved.

Practitioners need to be DBS checked.

Macbeth; Act III; Scene III (b)

Chapter Film

Sunday 6 August 4.00 p.m

FREE

“Let the frame of things disjoint…”

In what seems to be a missing scene of sorts, imagined from the middle of Shakespeare’s play, we see Macbeth and Banquo together again in some strange psychic space – a dream, perhaps. The tyrant Macbeth has sent his cronies to murder Banquo, and has begun his descent                                                                                                               into madness, but we see none of this.

Attempting in part to distill the poetic essence of the original play into something smaller, the film is also an exploration into the relationship between the two characters – informed by folk horror, doom metal and buddy movies. We can think of them at once as infamous figures; secondly as archetypes, the tyrant juxtaposed with the eternally curious; and lastly as human beings, mundane and petty.

The film was shot over 5 days around Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Scottish Borders. It was shot by a team of 4 (performers included!) on a Blackmagic pocket cinema camera, predominantly with vintage lenses. Some additional shots were captured later in a studio.

For tickets click: https://uk.patronbase.com/_ChapterArts/Seats/NumSeats?prod_id=MBII&perf_id=1&section_id=M&action=&seat_type_id=S

To see the trailer click :https://vimeo.com/220550157