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Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset is the industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries. It works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. It supports high quality professional development across TV, film and related sectors – identifying skills needs, targeting skills investment, developing key skills and growing diverse talent networks. Through industry partnerships Creative Skillset helps to improve productivity, creativity and employability across the UK’s screen-based creative media industries.

Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability, ensuring UK film remains world-class. The Film Skills Fund is backed by industry and the British Film Institute (BFI), awarding funds from the National Lottery.

SPONSORS

Studiocanal

STUDIOCANAL has established a reputation for an innovative approach to distribution. A passion for film and commitment to creativity is central to STUDIOCANAL’s activity in the UK market together with the desire to work collaboratively with filmmakers to achieve the best possible results.STUDIOCANAL is a subsidiary of the CANAL+ Group. It is one of Europe’s leading companies in the market for co-production, acquisition, distribution and sale of international feature films.

Sharp House

Established in 2016, Sharp House is a boutique film production and finance company. With a passion for commercially driven content that pushes the creative boundaries, Sharp House collaborates with a diverse range of filmmakers alongside developing its own production slate. A self-funded company with a high level of flexibility and commitment to equal opportunities, Sharp House has been able to offer production finance to low-mid budget projects beyond the scope of its competitors.

PARTNERS

BFI Network

BFI Network is a collaboration between the BFI, national film organisations and leading cultural venues around the UK with a mission to discover and support talented writers, directors and producers at the start of their filmmaking careers.

We provide funding for short films, support the development of first features, and offer a range of professional and creative development programmes.

Creative England

Creative England invests in and supports creative ideas, talent and businesses in film, TV, games and digital media. We aim to grow the brightest, the best, and those with the most promise so that individuals and businesses can achieve their full creative and commercial potential. We help identify future opportunities to grow the economy and generate jobs. www.creativeengland.co.uk @creativeengland

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here. We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow us @creativescots and Facebook.com/CreativeScotland

Film 4

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Lenny Abrahamson’s_ Room,_ Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years and David Mackenzie’s Starred Up.

Film4’s recent releases include Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Todd Haynes’ Carol and Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette. Forthcoming releases include festival award winners Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete, as well as Clio Barnard’s Dark River, Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Michael Pearce’s Beast, Paddy Considine’s Journeyman and Toby MacDonald’s Old Boys. Films in production include Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Bart Layton’s American Animals, Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long, Iain Morris’s The Festival, Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, Steve McQueen’s Widows, Stephen Merchant’s Fighting With My Family, Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Tom Harper’s Country Music, Jim Hosking’s An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn and Asif Kapadia’s Maradona.

For further information please visit www.film4productions.com. www.film4productions.com

Horizons

HORIZONS is a creative production company and financing outfit, with a remit to create smart, original content from the best emerging and established talent across feature film, TV, digital and theatre. 2018 projects include New York-set drama Little, the debut feature from writer/director team Celine Held & Logan George; comedy-drama Last Laugh, set on the London stand-up comedy circuit; multi-media art documentary Glennie and Bruce; and theatrical crime-caper Swimming with Cubans.

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Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset is the industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries. It works with the UK’s screen-based creative industries to develop skills and talent, from classroom to boardroom. It supports high quality professional development across TV, film and related sectors – identifying skills needs, targeting skills investment, developing key skills and growing diverse talent networks. Through industry partnerships Creative Skillset helps to improve productivity, creativity and employability across the UK’s screen-based creative media industries.

Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund invests in the skills and training of the UK film industry to secure its growth and sustainability, ensuring UK film remains world-class. The Film Skills Fund is backed by industry and the British Film Institute (BFI), awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is a development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television and animation projects.

The agency provides a strategic vision for industry training through Screen Training Ireland.

Screen Training Ireland

Screen Training Ireland part of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is the national training and development resource specifically created for Ireland’s film and television industry. It was established in 1995 to provide continuing training and career development opportunities for professionals working in the screen sectors.

We work with national and internationally recognised industry professionals, both locally and internationally, to identify, design and deliver training for Irish professionals. Training programmes are offered to practitioners and companies to enhance their expertise in Film, Television, Animation and interactive screen content.

Our aim is to:
Develop storytelling skills (visual and narrative) across multiple genres and platforms and promote creative collaboration.
Develop production and technical skills enabling Irish content creators compete at the highest level internationally.
Raise the bar of business acumen and entrepreneurship.

The Irish screen sector is part of a competitive global industry where technology is changing at an incredibly fast pace. Screen Training Ireland is an on-going training resource which is dedicated to assessing skills shortages in the industry and designing courses and opportunities for practitioners to fill those gaps.


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