Film Birmingham - Latest Posts for Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/screenwm/ Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme en-gb Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:19:56 +0000 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:19:56 +0000 Creative Networks - Networked Narratives http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-networked-narratives/ Speaker: Christian Payne – www.documentally.com The multimedia storyteller discusses the tech and kit that make him tick THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY,MILLENNIUM POINT,CURZON STREET,BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG Originally a professional photographer for the UK dailies and now a freelance mobile media maker, specialising in creative technology and connected platforms, Christian Payne aka @Documentally is an early adopter of new media working with projects t... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:11:23 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-networked-narratives/ Film lecture - 'The place of British film' http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/film-lecturer-discusses-the-place-of-uk-independen/ Professor of Film & TV Roger Shannon to speak at public lecture. Date: Thursday 20th November 2014Time: 5:30 – 7:00pmVenue: University of WolverhamptonFree Entry Edge Hill University’s Professor of Film and Television, Roger Shannon, will speak at a public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton in November on ‘the Place of British Film’. The lecture will explore Roger’s take on the lifeblood of independent cinema in the UK. Roger said: “What seems to me to be the lifeblood of... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:05 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/film-lecturer-discusses-the-place-of-uk-independen/ Writers Room: Future Talent http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bbc-future-talent/ GET INVOLVED. GET CREATIVE. TAKE THE DIGITAL WORLD BY STORM! FUTURE TALENT is your chance to create your own online drama, interactive or comedy pilot. FUTURE TALENT is being run in partnership with The Space and BBC Radio 1Xtra Live and launches in the West Midlands this month. Find out all about what we’re looking for, how to get involved, who can apply and how to enter on our website we’ll also be adding online tutorials made by the BBC Academy. We are running FREE SESSIONS in Birming... Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:11:50 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/bbc-future-talent/ So you want to work in film & TV? http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/so-you-want-to-work-in-film-and-tv/ Runners Training – Production Guild So you want to work in film and TV?A new 2 day course for those looking to launch their career in film and TV across the UK in 2014 The Production Guild is delighted to launch their new regional Runner’s Basic Training for film and TV drama. This UK wide training programme is supported by Creative Skillset and is designed to prepare new entrants for working in the film and TV Industry. Over the 2 days, the training will enable potential runners to star... Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:11:40 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/so-you-want-to-work-in-film-and-tv/ Counting down to the Into Film Festival http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/counting-down-to-the-into-film-festival/ A nationwide celebration of film and education kicks off next week on November 4, going on until November 21 with screenings, Q&As and workshops for young film buffs and filmmakers all over the UK – and it’s all free. The Opening Day Over 300 events will be taking place on the festival’s opening day, including a screening of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in Cardiff accompanied by a talk from Show Racism The Red Card; war drama The Railway Man in Sheffield with a post-event discussion l... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:10:23 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/counting-down-to-the-into-film-festival/ FLATPACK 2015 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/flatpack-2015-submissions-now-open/ Flatpack celebrates film in all its forms, in venues all over Birmingham. Submissions are now open, and there are 5 coveted awards for the 2015 festival. The film selected by the jury as the winner of the Short Film Award will receive £1000. All successful submissions will be included in the programme at Flatpack no.9, which runs 19th – 29th March 2015. Submissions should be: – films under 25 minutes long;– completed since January 2013;– fully cleared, including... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:10:38 +0000 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/flatpack-2015-submissions-now-open/ Black International Film Festival 2014 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/black-international-film-festival-2014/ The 8th Black International Film Festival This year for the first time we are moving some of our screenings online. This is new to the Black international film festival. As funding becomes less available for the smaller and ethnic festivals in the UK, we look for more creative ways to bring our submissions to you. Therefore we have decision to bring some of our official selection directly to you. Whether you are at home, work or on the move. Why not have a night in with friends and enjoy s... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:10:08 +0100 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/black-international-film-festival-2014/ Creative Networks - Screening of BAFTA Shorts http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-screening-of-bafta-shorts/ SCREENING OF 6 SHORT FILMS AND 3 SHORT ANIMATIONS, INCLUDING WINNER FOR BEST SHORT FILM AND WINNER FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration. THURSDAY 30 OCTOBER 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 9.00PMBIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XGBAFTA NOMINEES AND WINNERS, SHORT FILM, SHORT ANIMATION www.bafta.org 5.45pm Reg... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:10:17 +0100 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/creative-networks-screening-of-bafta-shorts/ 58th BFI London Film Festival announces events programme for filmmakers, industry leaders and business executives http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/58th-bfi-london-film-festival-announces-events-pro/ Industry events programme pushes forward priorities for developing UK film creatively and commercially. The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express announces today a refreshed industry events programme creating new opportunities for UK and international filmmakers and film professionals to share their knowledge and experiences, and push forward priorities for developing UK film creatively and commercially as set out in the BFI’s five-year plan Film Forever. The... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:10:32 +0100 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/58th-bfi-london-film-festival-announces-events-pro/ Short and Sweet: Creative England announces second round of iShorts http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/short-and-sweet-creative-england-announces-second/ Creative England has launched the second open round of iShorts, their annual entry level short film initiative delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK. iShorts is open to filmmakers outside of London who have some experience in self-funded short films and student films but whose work has yet to attract financial support from within the industry. Each project receives £5,000 towards its production budget along with on-going editorial support and expertise from Creative England to deliver the f... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:09:49 +0100 http://www.filmbirmingham.co.uk/news/short-and-sweet-creative-england-announces-second/