Film Birmingham - Latest Posts for Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme Screen WM and Producers’ Forum announce Producer Mentoring Scheme en-gb Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:03:51 +0100 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:03:51 +0100 Win FREE tickets to Cinephilia Film Fest With just over one week until Cinephilia Film Fest kicks off for 2016, we thought we’d spread the love with a ticket giveaway! Simply follow Cinephilia Film Fest and tweet the below to go in the running to win two free tickets to the big event. RT & follow @CinephiliaFest to WIN 2x free tix! Vote for the best #short, get a free drink, WIN prizes! Details: Cinephilia Film Fest is a must attend event for lovers of short film and classic cinema. We’ll be showing 11 ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:10:02 +0100 Casting Call for Fabulous Pensioners! Are you aged 65+ and living a wild, extreme, controversial or extraordinary life? Perhaps you are (or you know) a pensioner who’s doing an unusual job, enjoying a newfound creativity, growing old disgracefully or maybe living totally off the grid? TV Channel More4 is looking for amazing, sparky seniors to star in a new series about alternative ways of growing old. We can’t wait to celebrate the UK’s most amazing pensioners – so if you ARE one, or if you know one, please get in touch!... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:33 +0100 Cinephilia Film Fest Cinephilia Film Fest is the ultimate event for lovers of short film and classic cinema. We’ve asked filmmakers from around the world to use their favourite scene from classic cinema as inspiration for the creation of a new short film. Throughout the evening you get to watch the best shorts, then vote for your favourite film to win the highly coveted Cinephilia Audience Award. Ticket holders also score a complimentary drink and go in the running to win loads of prizes and more! To book ti... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:10:30 +0100 NEW FILM INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSES LAUNCH AT PINEWOOD STUDIO WALES Three new training courses, aimed at professionals in the film industry, have been launched by Sgil Cymru. Each course is designed specifically for people looking to step up to a new role, either in the short term or after gaining more experience in their current grade. Applications are now open for these intensive programmes: Script SupervisorOctober 31st – November 11th Production ManagerNovember 21st – December 3rd Location ManagerJanuary 16th – January 27th Whilst the training is ... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:29 +0100 BCTV film mentorship programme 2017: Apply Do you have an eye for great cinematography? Can you tell a story through video? Is your film-making innovative? Breakin’ Convention is looking for the next generation of film-makers from around the UK to take part in our third BCTV mentorship programme alongside our 2017 national tour in the following cities: London, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Norwich, Southampton, Salford, Leicester, Blackpool, Brighton and Birmingham. As part of the opportunity selected emerging film-makers will receive tra... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:10:31 +0100 Birmingham becoming popular for filming Birmingham is becoming more popular as a UK filming location and hosted post-apocalyptic British feature The Girl with All the Gifts. The West Midlands city offers a great variety of filming locations, is easily accessible and considerably cheaper to film in than London. Last year Birmingham hosted The Girl with All the Gifts (pictured right and below), a film offering a twist on the zombie genre set partly in a post-apocalyptic London. Creative England was one of the movie’s key financier... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:10:27 +0100 Production Guild - Runner Training 2016 Want to get into TV drama and film but don’t know how? The Production Guild’s Runner Training on the 2nd & 3rd of November in Leeds is designed to help prepare those wanting to work in the film and television industry. The course is delivered by leading film and television industry professionals and will cover what is expected in such a demanding yet rewarding work environment. It will also help to channel ambition into achievable career routes in film and television. The course explores... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:10:58 +0100 Production Guild - Location Assistant Training Looking to launch your career in film and TV drama locations? The Production Guild has launched a three-day intensive course to help prepare you for working within the locations department in the film and TV industry. Taking place on 2nd – 4th November in Leeds, you will be given a unique insight into what it takes to be a valuable member of the location team. From the creative beginnings to the logistical and detailed planning of the shoot, you will be shown how the location department ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:10:10 +0100 Creative Alliance – Film Skills Brum Foot in the Door, Practical Training Course Opportunity Are you aged 16-24? Do you want to develop your skills and explore a career in the film & TV industry? Do you want to meet and work with industry professionals from BBC, Maverick TV, Blue Hippo Productions etc? Then this opportunity is for you. Over 12 weeks part-time you will take part in a professionally led, practical introduction to filmmaking; developing your skills, building your networks and creating quality content. You will a... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:10:48 +0100 Birmingham's Film Knight - Michael Balcon: Screening Tomorrow! Don’t miss this exhibition which focuses on the life and career of Birmingham born and raised film producer Michael Balcon (1896-1977) who was knighted for his contribution to British cinema in 1948. Starting with Woman to Woman in 1923 and concluding with Tom Jones in 1963, Sir Michael Balcon produced over 300 films. From Victory Motion Pictures via Gainsborough Studios, Gaumont – British, MGM British, and the iconic Ealing Studios in the 1940’s and 1950’s, Michael Balcon was the m... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:10:46 +0100