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BFI Announces £1m Diversity Fund & New Diversity Standards For All BFI Film Fund Projects

Released are the details of the £1m BFI Diversity Fund and the introduction of BFI Diversity Standards across all Film Fund Lottery funding schemes including film development, production, distribution and audience development. The BFI Diversity Standards have been enthusiastically welcomed by BFI funded partners who will be adopting them over the next 12 months.

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UCL Arts & Humanities Research Council Need Your Help With a Research Project Looking Into 1960s Cinema Memories

The 1960s are a highly significant decade in Black British history: increased immigration precipitated new experiences and opportunities, but this was not without tensions, struggle and exposure to racism. These themes were constructed and represented by trailblazing Black British filmmakers such as Lionel Ngakane,Lloyd ReckordandFrankie Dymon. While these cinematic impressions of life are important, we would like to know how film and cinema-going played a part in everyday people’s lives.We arecommitted to including people from all backgrounds in the investigation. In particular, due to the significance of the 1960s in Black British history, we are keen to collect Afro-Caribbean people’s memories of British cinema-going.

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Young People in the North Look Out For Upcoming ‘Random Acts’ Short Film Opportunity with Channel 4 & Tyneside Cinema

From dancers and poets, to filmmakers and artists they are looking for young people with the boldest and freshest ideas for short films. If you are aged 16-24 and live or study in the North of England (North East, North West, or Yorkshire) you can apply to take part in the Random Acts education and training programme and have your short film produced with the help of leading industry mentors.

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Tiger Aspect & Triforce Creative Network (TCN) Want Diverse NewComedy Writers. Deadline Sunday 4th Oct 2015

Following on from the success of the Drama Writerslam, Tiger Aspect have partnered again with the Triforce Creative Network (TCN) looking for new comedy writers and voices from diverse backgrounds.

The winner writer will receive a paid development commission with their comedy department as well as being mentored by their senior comedy team. The runners up will receive career development prizes from ITV, the BBC and Hat Trick.

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Female filmmakers sought for ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’ short film fund. Deadline 3rd November 2015

Film London, in partnership with the British Council, is seeking female filmmaking teams for a short film fund which addresses gender disparity within the film industry.

Dubbed ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’, the project is set to form part of next year’s celebrations marking the 400th anniversary celebration of Shakespeare. These will include brand new film and television commissions and touring programmes, which will be brought to audiences across the UK and internationally during 2016.

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