Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.
The scheme is supported by Creative Skillset and covers skills and personal development working from development to distribution.
Film directors, writers and producers can apply now as individuals or teams or two. (There are special incentives and bursuries for women and BAME filmmakers as well as filmmakers working outside London — more information at BEV site.)
The programme, developed with Slated’s Colin Brown (former editor of Screen International), mixes industry knowledge with networking and discussions on topics such as finance, teams, marketing, exhibition and audience development.
The scheme also focuses on personal confience and facing rejection, something not covered by most industry programmes.
Producer Mia Bays, who will serve as director of this year’s scheme, said: “I’m passionate about passing on knowledge and experience to others, especially to ensure underrepresented creative voices are heard. The combination of personal and professional development makes for an open and inclusive atmosphere that is energising for both participants and speakers, and I’m thrilled we are able to continue the programme for another year.”
Kate Gerova, Creative Director of Birds Eye View and founder of the programme, said : “The best endorsement for the programme are the comments from the participants and they were overwhelmingly positive. This programme really does fill in those gaps. If you’ve spent years developing your film then you need to know what’s going to happen to it next and be able to make the best decision for your work.’