Feb 27 , 2020

Screen Futures Manchester 2020: How to get in and get on in the screen and audio industries

  • When: 27th Feb 2020, 23:59-23:59
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Manchester
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+
Screen Futures Bristol 2020

ScreenSkills are working with the BBC Academy, BFI NETWORK, SODA, BBC Writersroom, New Creatives, Creative England and Channel 4 to deliver a day of masterclasses, screenings, networking and information about the screen industries.

In the evening you’ll have the chance to meet Channel 4, ScreenSkills, BFI NETWORK New Creatives North - managed by the Tyneside Cinema, Creative England and SODA (MMU’s School of Digital Arts). You'll find out about a range of opportunities from bursaries which can help fund everything from training to driving lessons, to funding rounds, how to find a mentor, and many other great local and national schemes.

"Employment growth in the screen industries between 2013 and 2017 was more than twice as fast as employment growth in the general economy, so 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 industry who want to further their careers, as well as for those who want to get in."

The day will be hosted at The Shed and will be split into two sessions: day and evening and you are welcome to join us for either or both.

You’ll be asked to select a session at each time slot for a day ticket if you don’t want to attend that particular time slot or you don’t have a preference please select 'I don’t want to attend a session'.

Welcome and introduction: 1:45pm   


Session one: 2.00 – 3.15pm

> BBC Writersroom: Shortform storytelling masterclass
Want invaluable tips on short form storytelling? Have a burning desire to make compelling short drama or comedy for social media? Then this is the session for you!

The BBC team behind successful shortform content for BBC Three, Radio 1Xtra, Asian Network and BBC Music will focus on what you need to think about when developing scripted short form, how to stand out in a digital world and the opportunities for writers in the BBC.


> New Creatives North & Tyneside Cinema: Telling stories via film and audio
This masterclass is now full  

Session two: 3.30 – 4.45pm

> BFI NETWORK: Funding your next film

Are you a budding writer, director or producer? Would you like to find out more about funding for short films and getting your work made? BFI NETWORK provides up to £15,000 of funding and development support for new and emerging filmmakers through their short film fund. Come along to this session to find out more.


> ScreenSkills: Employability Toolkit: This masterclass is now full 

Session three: 5.00– 6.15pm

> Creative England: shortFLIX
ShortFLIX, Creative England’s cutting-edge short film-making programme is a valuable opportunity for young voices to create new and diverse films for broadcast. Run in partnership with Sky Arts and ScreenSkills, the scheme actively seeks aspiring filmmakers aged 18-25 who are not in employment, education or training. Each shortFLIX filmmaker is given a production budget and their finished film is broadcast on Sky Arts. Creative England will be talking to previous shortFLIX filmmakers about their experience on the programme, screening some of their work, and introducing a few members of the new 2020 cohort.


> SODA: Driving the next generation of creative content- This masterclass is now full


6.30 - 7.30pm: Networking and nibbles with ScreenSkills, BBC Academy, BFI NETWORK, SODA, BBC Writersroom, New Creatives, Creative England, Channel 4 and HOME.


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. If you have any questions, email careers@screenskills.com.

Before you can book tickets for this event you need to register for a ScreenSkills account. As part of the registration we ask you a range of questions including questions about diversity and inclusion. We ask these questions so that we can better understand diversity in the screen industries and provide support for under-represented groups. If you do not wish to answer any of the questions, you can select ‘prefer not to say’. For more information, please see our guide to ScreenSkills diversity and inclusivity monitoring. 


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