Creative Skillset is the UK-wide strategic skills body that works with employers, individuals, trade associations, unions, learning and training providers, Government and its public agencies and other key organisations to ensure that the UK’s Creative Industries have continued access now, and in the future, to the skills and talent they require.
It supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK Creative Industries maintain their world class position. It does this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. Visit creativeskillset.org.
Developed by Bath Film Festival and now expanding across the UK, the F-Rating is a new film rating which highlights films made by and featuring women. Any film that answers ‘yes’ to one of these questions is awarded the F-Rating stamp of approval – Does it have a female director? Is it written by a woman? Are there significant female characters on screen in their own right? This classification provides an easily identifiable label to enable moviegoers to ‘Vote With Your Seat’ and support women in film. Visit f-rated.com for more information.
High in the sky above the Hackney Picturehouse, Hackney Attic is a lounge-style performance space where they bring you cabaret, comedy, short films, music, spoken word and post-screening events. They also host party nights, a film quiz and a whole lot more! With its own bar, and a food menu at selected events, the Attic is the perfect location for a night out or to host a private party. Find out more at hackneypicturehouse.com.
Visit Hackney Picturehouse for more information.
The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent short filmmaking from around the world. Each year, the festival screens 300 films from the global filmmaking community across 15 iconic venues located around the historic city of York. Genres include advertising, animation, artists’ film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. All films are in competition for Best of Fest, People’s Choice and Best of Category awards. A hub for industry, the festival’s masterclass programme welcomes speakers from top film organisations, such as Channel 4, Association of Camera Operators and Rankin Film amongst programmers from international festivals. ASFF 2015 run 5-8 November. Visit www.asff.co.uk/tickets.
FilmDebate is a film promotion and journalistic blogging platform, built around a large team of contributors from all over the world. Here at FilmDebate we have two main goals. The first; film criticism & journalism. This encompasses writing reviews, articles, debates and more and covers all aspects of film and cinema. The second; film networking & promotion. FilmDebate will promote the work of others, whether it is a script, a film, or any form of media, in the hope of building a film network in which people can promote and be promoted, as well as offering a range of articles and reviews on the side! Visit filmdebate.co.uk.
Little White Lies is the world’s most beautiful film magazine, connecting you to the movies you love wherever you are. Little White Lies is published six times a year by TCOLondon Publishing. Visit littlewhitelies.co.uk.
Shooting People is the UK’s leading online filmmakers network, connecting writers and filmmakers of all calibre, enabling them to create bold and distinctive films. Shooting People is the one-stop shop for all your filmmaking needs: curated directories for funding, training and competitions; over 200 member’s productions are cast and crewed every week; commissioning opportunities; monthly meetups; discounts on events and screenings. If you’re looking to bring your ideas to the big screen – become a Shooting People member.