Widening the Lens: Training for diverse filmmakers

22 January 2017

A three month training and development programme from Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival for new and emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. The course aims to address and improve diversity within the filmmaking industry.

The course will take 15 filmmakers through a dedicated programme including workshops, masterclasses and one to one mentoring with industry professionals to complete a personal project and further develop their skills and knowledge.

The course is FREE and we have limited bursaries available for travel and childcare.

This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.

What is the course:

There will be a 2 day session in March in Bristol, comprising of workshops and masterclasses with leading Industry experts to help develop your skills and knowledge around pre-production, funding getting your work made, exhibition and festival strategies.

Shortlisted candidates will then be matched with a mentor to work on a three month personal development plan, and the course will finish with a celebration day in Bristol, in May.

Who can apply?

Filmmakers at an early stage in their career, from any of the identified underrepresented groups can apply. These are:

– Filmmakers from a BAME background
– Filmmakers with disabilities
– LGBT+ Filmmakers
– Female Filmmakers

Filmmakers must be UK based

Key dates:

Candidates MUST be available for all of the course dates in March and May, in Bristol. Bursaries for travel are available.

More information on the opportunity can be found here

Deadline: Friday 3 February 2017

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