What is FilmMakers25?
An exceptional mentoring opportunity for filmmakers and digital content producers in the Bradford area
In September 2020 we launched FilmMakers25, an exciting new mentoring network for filmmakers or digital content producers in the Bradford district. It’s jointly 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 2 of FilmMakers25
Each mentee will be matched with an appropriate industry expert and the standard of mentor is terrific. The matched pairs will have at least six meetings over a period of six months. Their mentor will help plug them into the region’s screen industry and create a network of contacts that mentees can draw on as they build their careers.
In addition, notwithstanding social distancing guidelines, the 25 successful mentees will be offered mentee induction training, masterclasses, industry insights and, finally and importantly, the chance to get to know one another with a view to building a sustainable group of talented people with commercial experience who can become the successful Bradford content producers of tomorrow.
Are you a filmmaker or digital content producer 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 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
Programme requirements: we will be considering entry-level applicants as well as people at an early or experienced stage in their career. Please click here for more information on how ScreenSkills defines career stage. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
We’re also looking for fantastic filmmakers and digital content producers and editors who would like to share their knowledge by becoming mentors.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and fill out the mentor questionnaire via the link below.
Applications now closed
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).