What is FilmMakers25?
An exceptional mentoring opportunity for filmmakers and digital content creators in the Bradford area
In September 2020 we launched FilmMakers25, an exciting new mentoring network for filmmakers or digital content creators in the Bradford district, it was funded by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Bradford 2025 in association with ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries, using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.
We are now launching year 3 of FilmMakers25
The third year of the FilmMakers25 mentor programme (F25) is now funded as before by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and ScreenSkills (using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute as part of the Future Film Skills programme) but this year with Channel 4 as a valued co-funder too. Once again the programme is designed to connect Bradford-based content creators of all kinds with film and TV industry experts who can help them develop their career journeys, build contacts and secure paid work.
This year, as well as working with mentees who are already working in the world of film/TV and digital media or who are leaving college or university, F25 is also looking for returners to the industry and those who may be coming to media careers at a later stage in their lives. We are really committed to offering opportunities to people from all backgrounds and all we require from you in return is some relevant experience, a willingness to learn and the ability to work hard to achieve agreed objectives. This year the mentees will be working with us at a particularly exciting time because Bradford has now been chosen as UK City of Culture 2025, so we believe the opportunities to develop local screen skills and help raise the district’s profile are greater than ever.
Are you a filmmaker or digital content creator in the Bradford district and could you be a FilmMakers25 mentee?
We want to hear from you if one of the requirements below describes what you do:
- You’re a traditional film or video producer
- You produce video content for digital platforms
- You make exceptional movies on your smartphone
- You’ve already started your journey towards becoming an editor, director, producer, shooter or writer of screen content
- You’re returning to the industry after having a career break
- You’re starting a media career at a later stage in your life
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
We’re also looking for fantastic experienced filmmakers and digital content creators and editors who would like to share their knowledge by becoming mentors.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
To apply to be a mentee or mentor please fill out an application form by clicking on the link below. The closing date for applications is 31st August 2022.
If you have any queries please email email@example.com
The FilmMakers25 network is run by mentoring experts Under The Moon (organisers of Channel 4’s Commissioning Mentor Network and others).