SCREEN YORKSHIRE IS CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FROM NEW & EMERGING TALENT FOR A BRAND NEW FILM INDUSTRY BOOTCAMP
The four day intensive programme, supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, aims to help new entrants make the leap from training to industry via a combination of sessions and first hand on set experience.
Aimed at expanding the region’s crew base, the Film Industry Bootcamp has been established in response to the increase in production in the region since the launch of Screen Yorkshire’s Yorkshire Content Fund in 2012. It will give participants a better knowledge of what it’s like to work in the film industry and how to break into it. Participants will be given a thorough grounding on the workings of each department via two days of sessions with leading industry speakers. A detailed careers workshop will help participants get their CV’s into tip-top condition and offer hints, tips and insider info on career progression and development. The classroom based sessions will be followed by a behind the scenes visit to a real life film set and a mock recce and production meeting aimed at demonstrating how each department works together to deliver the finished product.
Screen Yorkshire’s Bootcamp is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund. After completing Bootcamp, participants will have a clearer idea of the UK film industry, with a greater knowledge of the roles and opportunities on offer and should be well placed to apply for the Creative Skillset Trainee Finder scheme.
HOW TO APPLY
Before you apply please read our GUIDELINES
Then download the BOOTCAMP APPLICATION FORM
Completed applications should emailed to Richard@Screenyorkshire.co.uk or posted to : Bootcamp, Screen Yorkshire, Studio 3, 46 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7EY Applications must be received no later than: 5pm on Friday 19th February 2016
Richard Knight, head of production at Screen Yorkshire, said: “I’m regularly approached by prospective new entrants into the film industry seeking a way in, but often they’re unaware of all of the available job roles or how to put themselves into the best position to land such a role. It can sometimes feel as if the film industry is like a glamorous rollercoaster when the reality is very different, and as such, new entrants often lack both the life-management skills and the discipline to forge and maintain a career in the biz. The Bootcamp offers a chance to bring some clarity to the participants’ ambition, whilst at the same time handing them the tools they need to take best advantage of the opportunities which do come their way.”
BAFTA award winning producer and Bootcamp Mentor Diarmid Scrimshaw, said: ”The Yorkshire filming scene is going from strength to strength and I think the more local crew we can have in play the better. Bootcamp is a really good access point in for people starting off and I’m sure will be of great value to people wanting to learn about how the industry works and how to get involved with it.”
Gavin Humphries, Film Partnership Manager, Creative Skillset, adds: ”The UK is world renowned for our fantastic crews. We’re keen to make it easier for young people all over the country to get their first opportunity in the film industry. Screen Yorkshire’s programme will make this happen.”