Some of the organisations that featured on the panel were:
MAMA Youth Project (MYP) aims to equip young people from 18-25 years of age with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry. With a focus on young people from under-represented groups and those with limited educational or employment opportunities, including unemployed graduates the charity is committed to getting young people into employment and to bringing diversity to the media industry.
For more information please go to www.mamayouthproject.org.uk
BFI Film Academy
Open to young people from anywhere in the UK and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry.
Each course takes a hands-on approach to filmmaking and industry standard training through a combination of workshops, practical skills lessons and lectures. Participants get masterclasses by key industry figures, receive bespoke careers advice and all will be mentored through the production of a final film as part of a crew. Arts Award or Preparing to Work in the Film Industry accreditation is part of every course. Film Academy courses are delivered by 50 partners across the UK
For more information please visit: www.bfi.org.uk/filmacademy
The Film Crew
Mentoring Program - Creating Better Access into Film & TV
The Film Crew is a mentoring program that supports college students with trade skills to gain practical experience by pairing them up with film professionals in relatable fields. From Construction to Set Design, Fashion to Costume Design, Beauty to Hair & Make-Up, Electrics to Gaffers and Business to Casting, Distribution and Production Management.
Placements range from Short Film, TV dramas to prominent features, such as Idris Elba's directorial debut "Yardie". The Film Crew is proud to be funded by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund and BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.
For more information go to www.thefilmcrewuk.com
TriForce Creative Network was built on a strong ethos of inclusion and access, opening doors to the industry to people from all walks of life and providing a trusted and viable avenue for the industry to discover diverse talent. We provide opportunities for actors, writers, directors, producers and crew through our own initiatives and bespoke programmes for broadcasters and production companies. Our programmes include: MonologueSlam UK, WriterSlam, The TCN Writers Incubator (supported by Creative Skillset), the TriForce Short Film Festival and TriForce Productions.
For more information go to thetcn.com
Iconic Steps is a social enterprise which gives hard-to-reach young people unique and exciting opportunities to develop essential skills through media training in order to prepare them for employment.
With our young people we also work with companies to produce compelling video and photo content, covering everything from conference to promos. We have worked with The British Council and Rambert Dance Company to name a few.
For more information go to www.iconicsteps.co.uk
Help Future Filmmakers with Four Corners
Four Corners is committed to improving the diversity of the film/TV industry by encouraging BAME, female, disabled people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds to seek a career in this field.
The BFI’s recent diversity report noted: The workforce comprises only 12% people from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds, only 5% disabled people, BAME groups represent only 3% of the production and post-production workforce and women make up only 40% of the workforce.
Four Corners helps our diverse trainees to succeed in the industry by providing:
- Free, practical film training courses
- Pairing our trainees with high-calibre industry mentors
- Providing a wage for the trainees to take up valuable work placements with film/TV production companies
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