Film programmes for crew and talent

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Schemes supported by the Film Skills Fund

Film Make a Move
Film Make a Move encourages the on-the-job training of crew identified by productions as ready to move up into a more senior role with some support. At the end of the programme, the beneficiary will be established in a new role, or able to apply for a promotion.

Productions that contribute - or plan to contribute - to the ScreenSkills Film Skills Fund, hitting the cap of £58,200 per production, are eligible to receive funding to enable a crew member to step-up in their career and/or to fill a skills gap or skills shortage in their crew.

In 2020/21 Film Make a Move focused on supporting talent from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, working in both narrative and documentary features. Applications are currently paused.

Other training for crew and talent
ScreenSkills invests in the development of all professionals who are in all careers stages, informed by findings of the ScreenSkills Skills Forecasting Service.

In 2019/20 ScreenSkills has been able to fund the following programmes for those in early, experienced and expert career stages:

  • Art direction for film and television (certificate in draughting), Film Design International in the South East
  • Stepping up to art director, Signal Film and Media in the North West
  • Industry sessions - art direction, Talking Point Film and Television in London
  • FEDS elevate, Independent Cinema Office in the South West
  • Data-driven marketing, Independent Cinema Office in the South West
  • Getting your message out with social media: how to plan effective social media marketing, Taylor Kerek in the South West
  • Making the cut: film futures in editing and production, Four Corners in London
  • Mental health training, support and awareness, Ffilm Cymru Wales
  • Future leaders in distribution, Birds' Eye View Film in London
  • Mental health training, support and awareness, Escape Studios in London
  • Leading creatives - an intensive leadership programme for screen professionals, The Research Centre (known as TRC Media)
  • Effective leadership. Northern Ireland, Bauer Academy in Northern Ireland
  • Unconscious bias training, British Independent Film Awards in London
  • Leadership and management for film, Screen Central trading as Producers Forum in the West Midlands
  • Leadership and management: communication, collaboration and inspiration, Taylor Kerek Ltd in South West
  • Movie Magic budgeting and scheduling for line producers, Sgil Cymru in Wales
  • Production coordinator, Sgil Cymru in Wales
  • Essential skills for production coordinators in film and drama, DV Talent in London
  • Making it possible, Raising Films in London
  • iFeatures, Creative England
  • Grips and cranes, Buckinghamshire College in the South East

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