Birds Eye View its launching its new training programme Filmonomics at this year’s LOCO London Comedy Film Festival on Jan 26.
The series will focus on topics such as finance, teams, marketing, exhibition and distribution.
Speakers at the initial sessions will include writers Rachel Hirons and Tess Morris, Film London’s Deborah Sathe, former Paramount executive Deborah Sheppard, iFeatures executive producer Christopher Granier-Deferre, journalists Karen Krizanovich and Charles Gant.
Selected participants, almost 90% of whom are female filmmakers, will participate in a bespoke programme. Filmonomics will also include three public sessions at BFI Southbank. Two of those sessions will be held during the 10th Birds Eye View Film Festival (April 8-13).
Creative Skillset supports Filmonomics, which is created in assocation with former Screen editor Colin Brown, author of the Filmonomics blog at Slated.com.
Birds Eye View Creative Director Kate Gerova said: “We created Filmonomics because with digital cameras and low-budget filmmaking schemes everyone has access to making a film. But with so much competition, understanding the business of the industry is more crucial than ever. Filmonomics will arm filmmakers with the skill set to understand who their audience is and how to reach them. As part of Birds Eye View’s ongoing mission to support the next generation of female filmmakers, we’re thrilled so many of the participating directors are women.”
Brown added: “One of my missions when joining Slated, the online film financing and networking marketplace, was to try to bridge the communication gap between filmmakers and their prospective patrons. Out of this grew Filmonomics, a series of articles designed to deconstruct the inner workings of the film industry in the hope that filmmaking teams can be more easily matched with money, partners and other talent. To see this now evolve further into a flagship film-training programme for the UK is truly heartening. All levels of the film industry will surely benefit from this business knowledge exchange.”
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Notes to Editors:-
Birds Eye View showcases and explores the outstanding contribution of women film practitioners to cinema. The annual film festival delivers the best of international creative vision to audiences across the UK. As well as the festival it manages training and screening programmes and is developing in-school programmes to encourage the next generation of female filmmakers
Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow. As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, we work across film, television, radio, animation, visual effects, games, fashion, textiles, advertising, marketing communications and publishing.
Slated is an online marketplace for film financing and dealmaking — connecting a global network of investors, filmmakers and industry professionals. or filmmakers, Slated is a platform to promote viable films to an engaged audience. For investors and the industry, Slated provides access to qualified filmmakers and leading organizations to facilitate targeted introductions and help discover viable projects.