ScreenSkills is seeking applications from organisations interested in applying for funding to deliver a mentoring programme. This may be a stand-alone mentoring programme or a mentoring element which is part of a wider initiative e.g. a trainee scheme; a course.
We encourage applications: from all sectors of the UK-wide screen industry - animation, film, games, TV and VFX; for mentoring programmes targeting below the line roles; for new mentoring initiatives which could benefit from seed funding to fund initial set up.
Mentoring funding can be sought for programmes for people at any career stage for those aged 18 years and over. Mentoring programmes can be targeted to people wanting to:
Please note this is aimed at those working ‘behind the camera’ only.
Mentoring is part of the BFI Future Film Skills Project (using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute). The project aims to address the skills and development needs of the UK screen industry required to fill jobs and skills gaps and provide a strong pipeline of creative talent from the widest range of backgrounds, enabling the UK screen industry to draw from a more inclusive talent pool. Mentoring is one element of the wider BFI National Lottery funded project.
Guidance and requirements are given in the documents below. The link to the online application form can be found on page 5 of the ‘Mentoring call-out’ document.
The deadline for this application is 12pm on Thursday 28 May 2020.
Some of the organisations that have received ScreenSkills funding and support include the Scottish Documentary Institute, BEATS mentoring programme, A New Direction’s ‘Meet a Mentor: Behind the Lens?’ six-month programme, the SOUL Festival's Pro-Create year-long mentoring programme for BAME Film Producers and the Women in Film & TV Mentoring Scheme.
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