March 29th, 2018

Rising Directors Scheme

We are really excited to announce that the Rising Directors Scheme has now began. After tons of applications and a long interview and pitching process, 7 delegates have now started the scheme. All 7 applicants will be given a £5k budget and each have each been matched with an exec mentor from the industry, as well as being able to attend 2 training days and 4 masterclasses as part of their ongoing training to assist them as they make their 3 minute films. The course kicked off with celebratory drinks on Monday 26th March at the glamorous Endemol Shine building in Shepherd’s Bush, with an intro to the scheme and a talk from the amazing Sue Ahern on the role of being a PD mentee.

The first full day training session was PD training run by David Pearson at the ITF, followed by a day of camera skills training with Jeremy Humphries. Coming up in the next couple of months are evening masterclasses from experts in the industry as part of the ongoing training whilst they make their films.

The clock is ticking for the trainees to make and complete their 3 minute film between now and the end of May, ready for them to be shown at Sheffield Doc/Fest, at the beginning of June!

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