This is an event where Channel 4 spills the beans on how our industry works. You meet industry professionals who can reveal what skills, experience and attitude you need to get noticed. And we share the secrets of how you can build an incredible career in the media. Continue reading →
The School of Media Degree Show 2013 starts at midday on Wednesday 5th June and ends midday on Friday 7th June. The show is open to the public, free of charge, so why not drop in to the school by the pool for a real media treat? You can pick up a programme at the degree show reception desk in the Atrium from 5th June, or to help you plan ahead, Ben Atkinson has produced a web version of the Show programme.
We’re running two great opportunities for filmmakers at the moment that may be of interest to your students and wider network:
BFI Doc Next Media Lab. Apply by – 29th April. We’re looking for 10 filmmakers to become part of the BFI’s Doc Next Media Lab. As part of the Lab you’ll receive a £750 bursary, technical film training from professionals, tutoring on different documentary styles, methods and ideas, and the chance to develop and hone your art into something special. Further information / application
Student Ents: Apply by 24th April. Our new termly brief, designed to give students the financial and marketing support to run a successful creative event for their peers. The event could be anything an exhibition, screening, social or talk we don’t mind as long as it has a creative focus. What’s more, we’re giving away five £200 pots of cash to enable our members to host events at universities nationwide. Further information / application
East Lindsey District Council have commissioned Red Dog Film to make a period drama set in Lincolnshire during World War II about the iconic Lancaster bomber. Just Jane is a bomber whose restoration has been a passion for Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage centre and will no doubt feature in the film.
ESPTV is a new Internet TV channel showcasing work from both Ermine Street Project CIC and selected emerging filmmakers. We are always looking to expand our database of professionals living in the region, so if you are involved in moving image production in the areas we cover then we want to hear from you. Studying in the region? New graduates always welcome. Follow our blog. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you would like more information.
Do you have a vision for a short film you’d love to make but no dosh with which to do so? Then this is the brief for you. We’re offering eight IdeasTap members £5,000 funding each and expert mentoring to turn their short film ideas into reality. Narrative, documentary, conceptual, a music video, animation – the format is down to you – what we’re looking for are engaging and, above all, original ideas. The closing date is March 28th.Full details
If you are in Lincoln on March 26th, take a trip down memory lane courtesy of the Cooperative Youth Film Academy. Watch the inspiring story of the Rochdale Pioneers at The Venue, Bishop Grossteste University. The story delves into how the co-operative movement started and how the town of Rochdale came together to change the society they were living in. Find out more and view trailer. The director, John Montegrande will give an exclusive introduction to the film and answer your questions. Full details and booking
This event takes place on the 18th and 19th May in Central London. It looks at every step of the process, discussing the more important aspects with our visiting industry experts. Tickets are available for the early bird price of £79.
Filmmakers across the world are creating extraordinary documentaries, reaching audiences, making both money and a name for themselves, sometimes even catalysing profound change in the way people behave. Continue reading →
A leading filmmaker from the University of Lincoln has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award in recognition of his pioneering work to document the on-screen heritage of the Midlands. Andy McKay, Principal Lecturer in Media Production at the Lincoln School of Media, researched and produced Nottingham on Film 1920 -1980 as part of the Midlands on Film series. The DVD has now been named as a finalist in the category for ‘Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release’ at the FOCAL International Awards 2013.Continue reading →
From TV Mole: Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket is an opportunity to pitch your documentary or factual TV show idea to commissioners, buyers and funders from around the world in a carefully curated speed-pitching event.