Creative Futures: Birmingham 2019
- Date/Time: 25/09/2019 - 1.30 pm - 8.00 pm
- Organised by: ScreenSkills
- Location: Birmingham
- Price: Free
- Age: 18+
Carve out your career in TV, film or audio
ScreenSkills are working with BBC Digital Cities, BFI Future Film, Back In, Rural Media and Screen Central to deliver a day of masterclasses, screenings, networking and information. You can find out about a range of opportunities from bursaries, which can help fund everything from training to driving lessons, to boot camps for new entrants. There’s even the chance to pitch to make a short film or audio piece and attend masterclasses and screenings led by experienced industry professionals.
Employment growth in the screen industries between 2013 and 2017 was more than twice as fast as employment growth in the general economy and there will be 29,000 new digital and creative jobs in the West Midlands by 2030. If you want to be a part of this boom in creative jobs, then this event is for you. The day is for people already in the industries, who want to further their careers, and for those who want to get in.
The day will be hosted at Millennium Point and split into two sessions:
- 1.30pm: Registration for afternoon session
- Session 1 - Masterclass: BFI Future Film presents Screenwriting - being audacious, working on your process and selling your ideas with actor and writer Nathan Bryon who has written for Rastamouse and Sky Arts
- Session 2 - Screening and Q&A: Rural Media are the production house for BBC New Creatives Midlands. New Creatives offers audio, film and interactive commissioning opportunities for young people aged up to 30. Watch the work and find out how to apply.
- Session 1 - Masterclass: An insider’s guide to podcasting with Asian network
- Session 2 - Screening 2: BFI Future Film presents Screening and Q&A - join BFI Future Film and watch short films and animations made by young diverse British talent followed by a Q&A with the writers, directors and animators.
- 4.30-5pm: Registration for evening sessions and break
- 5-6.30pm: Networking and nibbles: network with ScreenSkills, BFI Future Film, Back In, Rural Media and Screen Central and find out about entry-level opportunities, commissioning opportunities, bursaries, training and mentoring.
- 6.30-7.30pm: Panel: Screen Futures – as the West Midlands plans for 29,000 new jobs in the digital industries by 2030, key players in the region discuss how we can build a sustainable diverse talent pipeline.
Hosted by Samantha Meah, Radio Presenter, we will hear from panellists Fiona Campbell - Controller of BBC Three, Amrit Singh - Creative Director and Artist, Alison Grade - CEO of Screen Central and Daniel Alexander, Producer/Director.
- 8pm: Event ends
- Afternoon session only
- Evening session only
- All-day pass
ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and inclusivity in all the work we deliver, to support current and future generations of talent to flourish in the screen industries. This event aims to give diverse talented people the opportunity to access an industry they may not consider is not open to them. We welcome attendees from under-represented groups.
In order to book tickets for this event, you must make an account with ScreenSkills. When you sign up with us, we ask you to answer a series of diversity and inclusion questions. The reason we ask this is so we can better understand the screen industries and provide support for under-represented groups. If you do not wish to answer these questions, you can select ‘I prefer not to say’. For more information, please see our guide to ScreenSkills diversity and inclusivity monitoring.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org