PO Box 41000
London SW2 1HN
B3 makes connections between Britain’s multicultural communities and its creative industries. We do so by uniting the power of digital media with the creative potential of emerging digital artists, filmmakers, visual artists and sound artists. Our activities – workshops, screenings, studio sessions, talks, networking events – are all about nurturing new talent and creating industry connections. We help them develop, produce and distribute their work, from the first spark of an idea through to the first screening and beyond.
Over the past five years B3 has created a diverse range of innovative and groundbreaking projects across digital media, moving image, visual arts and film. These include the award-winning Blank Slate digital shorts in partnership with the UK Film Council; a partnership with the British Council for the production and distribution of B3’s digital shorts across its international network of festivals and cultural agencies; and Compass Point, a fast-track creative industries programme in collaboration with the National Film and Television School. More recent projects include Identities TV, an innovative DVD spoken word on film project made for mobile phone and digital cinema, and the Electric Greenhouse Digital Artists’ Residency in association with Artquest.
Students from B3 Media are looking for the following opportunities:
Unit 1B, The Plough Brewery
516 Wandsworth Road
London SW8 3JX
0870 950 4440
Cineclub trains professional filmmakers to help teachers and pupils understand the whole filmmaking process and to widen their appreciation of contemporary, classic and cult film. We offer schools (primary and secondary) and FE colleges a range of training programmes aimed at developing filmmaking skills using the latest digital technology. These include one or two-term programmes, summer schools and one-off masterclasses in production techniques.
Our workshop programmes are designed to complement the national curriculum and to offer real tangible learning outcomes that aim to inspire and motivate pupils and teachers. By training teachers in the filmmaking process and by encouraging talented young filmmakers in school to share good practice with other pupils we aim to encourage schools to use film as an integral part of the school day.
Participating schools become part of the Cineclub Network, which allows them to come together to share their films and their experiences of filmmaking and film watching. Cineclub enables children and young people to communicate ideas, challenge views and form opinions through the medium of digital film production and have their work publicly screened at cinema venues across London and the South East.
28 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ
020 7249 6600
The Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) is the national organisation working to promote talent and innovation in the documentary filmmaking industry. A single aim links all our work: to encourage, stimulate, promote and support the growth of a strong community of documentary filmmakers and film audiences. To achieve this objective, DFG provides a range of training and production opportunities, and organises a variety of events, screenings, pitching and peer feedback initiatives. We also run www.dfgdocs.com, the world's largest online resource for documentary filmmakers.
DFG is the largest provider of documentary training in the UK and a member of the Skillset Media Academy Network. We deliver training and consultancy in all aspects of documentary filmmaking, taught by award-winning industry professionals, for individuals, production companies, broadcasters and other related organisations.
Students from Documentary Filmmakers Group (DFG) are looking for the following opportunities:
53-79 Highgate Road
DV Talent is an agency representing leading programme-makers as well as one of the country’s fastest growing independent training providers. Aimed primarily at TV freelancers and those wanting to get into the industry, our training courses are run by production people for production people. They provide the technical and editorial skills required to work effectively, creatively and responsibly, and our trainers are all distinguished and current filmmakers.
Our courses are supported by Skillset and are BBC accredited, and we work for all the leading broadcasters and independent production companies including Endemol, RDF, Tiger Aspect, Betty, Darlow Smithson, and Mentorn. We specialise in camera (Z1, A1, DSR and others) and directing courses, sound, lighting, Final Cut Pro, Avid Xpress Pro and Production Management courses, but we also create tailor-made training solutions to suit individual and company needs.
Students from DV Talent are looking for the following opportunities:
0207 704 9386
Working with young people at risk in the community, in prisons, in secure children’s homes and hospitals, we run workshops to create award winning TV programmes, photographs, DVDS, CDs and resource packs which are used to educate and inform others. Film It workshops are taught by industry professionals on broadcast quality equipment.
A Film It workshop offers young people the chance to: see a different, more positive future; gain skills that are needed in the workplace; create a CV to gain employment or further training.
Film It was the winner of the Best Broadcast by Young People at the C&YPN Positive Images Awards 2008.
Students from Film It are looking for the following opportunities:
The Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High Street
020 7613 7676
Film London is the capital's film and media agency. We sustain, promote and develop London as a major international film-making and film cultural capital. This includes all the screen industries based in London - film, television, video, commercials and new interactive media.
Film London currently delivers Market Place, Skillset's New Entrant Training Scheme for the sales sector; Assistant Location Manager Training; and the Company Placement Scheme.
Students from Film London are looking for the following opportunities:
180-182 Fazeley Street
0121 753 4866
First Light Movies funds and inspires film projects with five to 19-year-olds throughout the UK.
Since launching in 2001, it has enabled over 12,000 budding young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 800 films. Working with filmmakers and organisations, First Light Movies films cover a diverse range of topics and genres, and make use of accessible digital film technology.
121 Roman Road
London E2 0QN
020 8981 6111
Four Corners is a long established centre for film production and training, based in East London. We have a track record of over 30 years forfor delivering industry-standard training, particularly for under-represented groups, and are recognised for building skills and confidence through a professional approach that emphasises ‘hands-on’ learning in a practical production-led training context.
The integrated training and employability programme spans pre-entrant to new entrant/continuing professional development level, covering film & TV production and craft skills, led by industry practitioners. Training is largely hands-on in small groups, led by industry practitioners. Training offers London Open College Network accreditation at Levels 1-3, closely referenced to Skillset standards. Additional support includes business skills for freelancers, specialist master classes, film bursary opportunities and an industry-linked work placement scheme with leading production companies. Four Corners also offers professional photographic darkroom facilities and a growing arts and exhibitions programme.
Students from Four Corners are looking for the following opportunities:
143 Northfield Avenue
London W13 9QT
020 8840 6000
Greasepaint offers a fully comprehensive training for today's make-up industry combining fashion, film, TV and theatre. Since 1979, we have trained many of the top make-up professionals working in the industry, including BAFTA and Emmy award winners.
Our courses include a 14-week programme in film, TV and theatre make-up which includes porsthetics and hair; a five-week programme in fashion make-up and hair; and a one-week airbrushing course covering corrective make-up, special effects training, hair and nail and body art. We also provide bespoke training. On completion of training with Greasepaint, our agency offers work experience to graduates reaching the required standard, with the possibility of paid work as more experience is acquired.
Students from Greasepaint are looking for the following opportunities:
020 8813 1999
The GBCT represents DoPs, Camera Operators, 1st and 2nd ACs, Grips, Gaffers, Script Supervisors, Stills Photographers and other technical camera specialists. A non-political organisation that strives to be an authoritative presence in the industry, the GBCT is a company limited by guarantee, with a constitution that is both relevant and fair.
Current priorities include:
Collaboration on the preparation of the Skillset qualification structure/NOS and standards for technicians - including grips, all camera specialisations and script supervisors;
Ensuring that our members are informed and up to date technically, aesthetically and practically;
Being a proactive member of the Cine Guilds of Great Britain and the Image Forum.
Students from Guild of British Camera Technicians are looking for the following opportunities:
Ground Floor West
3-11 Dod Street
London E14 7EQ
020 7538 8070
Hi8us South is a leader in developing innovative media and arts productions with and for young people. We develop both participatory projects with young people and professional productions for a youth audience.
We work in collaboration with professionals to offer young people challenging and creative media opportunities, and to open alternative routes into the industry. Hi8us South is part of the national Hi8us Network. Our core aims are: to enable young people at risk of social exclusion to articulate their experiences; to enable young people to use the experience of creating arts and media as a catalyst for change in their own lives and in their communities; and to create innovative television, film and new media through a collaboration between professional filmmakers, web-designers and non-professional participants.
Students from Hi8us South are looking for the following opportunities:
18-20 Southwark Street
London SE1 1TJ
020 7407 0454
The Indie Training Fund (ITF) is a charity that raises funds for training via voluntary contributions from independent TV and digital media production companies. The ITF gives grants to numerous media training initiatives and delivers short course training and benefit schemes for members. Previously administered by Pact, the UK trade association for independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies, the ITF became independent in 2008.
Specialising in training for independent production companies and their staff, we run short courses on business and production skills for industry professionals. Courses are open to anyone from an independent production company and freelancers with at least two years proven work experience. We run schemes for ITF member companies, offering free and discounted training and cash back for in-house training.
Students from Indie Training Fund are looking for the following opportunities:
31 Friars Place Lane
020 8740 8802
Jacqueline Davis provides executive and high performance coaching, training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), consultancy and fundraising services.
She has over 22 years experience of providing training and development services for the media and creative industries. For 18 years she was CEO of Connections Communications Centre and its wholly owned subsidiary Ravenscourt Media.
She is currently providing executive coaching, high performance and career coaching, communication workshops for teams, motivation workshops for jobseekers and young people and NLP for business seminars. Jacqueline is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors, a master NLP practitioner and a hypnotist.