Blogs tagged "film"

July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Creative Keynote: Horrible Histories The Movie

Posted on: Thursday 04 July 2019 11:07am by Helen Dugdale

Changemaker singer/songwriter Sapphire introduced tonight’s keynote session with a breathtaking rendition of 'Shallow (A Star is Born)' before an impassioned plea to the audience concerning the struggles teenagers are facing when it comes to mental health issues. Her rally for change in content moderation focused in on social platform Instagram - a platform where, she argued, young people can readily access inappropriate content in contrast to the existing standards in the film and television industries. Takeaway: Quintessential British humour - in the great tradition of sketch comedy. The books aren’t about history - they’re about people. People make the comedy. Write for adults and children (just leave out the swearing). Detail: The keynote was an entertaining dive into the hilarious…

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CMC 2019: Report – The YACF – A User’s Guide

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 9:25pm by Shannon Reeve

Changemaker Euella Jackson opened the session with a discussion of her journey, and an important question: what can you be doing to inspire change? Session: The Young Audiences Content Fund is a pilot which launched in April 2019. Content makers and producers have the opportunity to access funds to support the creation of distinctive and high-quality content for children. The pilot for the fund is due to last three years and has £57 million available to support development and production. Takeaway: Apply sooner rather than later! - Funding will be split between the three years, offering around £18m per year Read more about the fund on the BFI website: https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/production-development-funding/young-audiences-content-fund Detail: Jackie Edwards discussed what the fund is, describing it…

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November 2018

Manimation 2018: Report – SODA

Posted on: Monday 12 November 2018 9:07pm by Catherine Trewavas

Takeaway: Manchester Metropolitan University is opening a new school of digital arts, named SODA The school will provide an interdisciplinary approach to media education that will serve the needs of the industry The school aims to close the skills gap and prepare the next generation for careers in a variety of specialisms including UX design, sound, animation, filmmaking and more Detail: In 2021, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) will be opening SODA - a new £35 million School of Digital Arts. Paul Bason from the university explained how the new building has been designed to respond to future changes in technology so that it can develop over time. He said that the school will progress and provide an interdisciplinary approach to…

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July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – Creative Keynote: Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 10:44pm by Gabrielle Smith

Changemaker and award-winning performance poet Jay Hulme introduced tonight's Creative Keynote with an honest and inspirational plea for breadth of inclusivity, understanding and empathy for all. Jay’s performed poetry came from personal experiences of what it is like to grow up transgender, and how different an experience that might have been in an accepting and tolerant society. Keynote Takeaway: ·      Those in charge do not always have your best interests in mind ·      In order to create the stories that are needed, our greatest role is to step aside for others ·      It is not how you use a camera, but what you use it for Detail: Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights…

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July 2017

CMC 2017: Report – Best Friends Forever?

Posted on: Friday 07 July 2017 12:25pm by Lyndsey Smith

This session addressed the issue of the lack of feature length children’s films being produced in the UK. Would the ideal situation be to follow the German and Dutch model and bring together broadcasters and funders to collaborate on projects? Takeaway: Collaboration between broadcasters and funders is a way to gain high quality content Funding schemes are a way of encouraging new content Longevity of a project is key in children’s film Detail: Head of Business for NTR Hedda Bruessing explained how their mission was to “bring special programmes to everyone”. The children’s department is the biggest section of the broadcaster, and with 25 per cent of programming aimed at children she believes that kids deserve content linked to their…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Green Shoots in Children’s and Family Films

Posted on: Friday 08 July 2016 1:33am by Zarin Virji

The session illustrated strategies of making children’s and family films outside the studio system Takeaways A dearth of lower- and mid-budget family fare films in the UK as the film industry is risk-averse The British film industry, including big studios, is supportive of Indie films Indie films can gain funding and audience interest through release at festivals and school screenings, tie-ups with book publishers and the making of shorts Detail Nicole Carmen-Davies, UK Indie Producer, defined ‘family films’ as films which depict a beautiful world that children can relate to. Such films need to be aesthetically layered so that they appeal not only to the targeted age group but to a wider audience. These films must inspire child-like wonder in…

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