Creative Networks 31st May

Creative Networks 31 May – Radio in the 21st Century & Student Showcase of short films, plus Music Network and Screen Image Network

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Creative England – launch new call for applications for Film Culture Fund

Friday 11th May

Creative England – launch new call for applications for Film Culture Fund

The aims and objectives of the Film Culture Lottery Fund are to ensure audiences throughout the English regions have access to a wide and diverse range of film content, to deepen and enrich audiences’ experience and to integrate the unique resources of regional screen heritage into wider film provision. The Film Culture Lottery Fund will support and extend the provision and interpretation of specialised and mainstream film in England by investing in:

  • audience development within the film exhibition sector – covering all aspects of film culture: cinemas, festivals and non-theatrical exhibition,  and film education where this is linked to venues or festivals
  • access to regional screen heritage – audience focused projects using film archive in innovative and dynamic ways.

Awards range from £2,000 – £40,000.

How to apply

Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting your application form.  These guidelines apply only to the Film Culture Lottery Fund which supports activity taking place in the English regions outside London.

For the purposes of this Fund, Film Culture is understood to include film exhibition (cinemas, festivals or non-theatrical exhibition), regional screen heritage (film archive) and film education (where this is linked to a cinema or archive).

Outlined in the guidelines are:

  • a summary of the Film Culture Lottery Fund aims and objectives
  • what we are looking for, who can apply, how much you can apply for
  • project duration and application timelines
  • the application process
  • the assessment processes
  • partnership funding requirements
  • appeals and complaints procedure
  • monitoring and evaluation requirements 

Film Culture Fund Guidelines March 2012

How much can I apply for?

  • The amount available for Film Culture in this round is £490,000
  • The maximum award will be £40,000
  • The minimum level of application is £2,000
  • It is anticipated that the majority of awards will be in the region of between £6,000 and £10,000
  • In exceptional circumstances Creative England may make awards over the £40,000 ceiling, subject to BFI approval.

PROJECT DURATION AND APPLICATION TIMELINES

Projects must be completed by the end of July 2013.

The application deadline for this round is noon on 01 June 2012.

Apply for the Creative England Film Culture Fund

BSIN – Birmingham Screen Image Network

The next BSIN will be Thursday 26th June 2014

4-6pm

Gentlemen & Ladies,… This months BSIN for the usual informal discussion, networking, promoting, making friends and drinking tea & coffee.

NB – This months Birmingham Screen Image Network will be jointly hosted with Birmingham Music Network

Also included free of charge – entry to Creative Networks

Bring your friends and colleagues – build the network !

 

 

The next BSIN will be Thursday 27th March 2014

4-6pm

Gentlemen & Ladies,… This months BSIN for the usual informal discussion, networking, promoting, making friends and drinking tea & coffee.

NB – This months Birmingham Screen Image Network will be jointly hosted with Birmingham Music Network

Also included free of charge – entry to Creative Networks

Bring your friends and colleagues – build the network !

Also – This Months Creative Networks

CM March

High-End VFX for Low-Budget Movies
Speaker: Christian Lett – VFX Supervisor, BAIT Studiowww.baitstudio.co.uk

THURSDAY 27 MARCH 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PMwww.creativenetworksonline.com

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG
INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PMwww.birminghammusicnetwork.com

BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PMwww.birminghamscreenimagenetwork.wordpress.com

Christian Lett is VFX Supervisor at BAIT Studio, an award winning motion graphics, visual effects and animation studio based in Cardiff. Working across a variety of platforms, TV, film, music and advertising, BAIT works alongside others, enhancing their ideas, as well as creating complete concepts from scratch.
According to the trade body UK Screen, the VFX industry in Britain earned approximately £196 million in 2012/13. As the lead visual effects team for British sci-fi thriller ‘The Machine’ which is released globally this month, BAIT contributed nearly 250 VFX shots, playing a significant role in this now ubiquitous aspect of film-making. Christian will be talking about some of the challenges they faced and demonstrating their work which included matte paintings, set extensions, eye glows, explosions and green-screen car exteriors. Following a successful Premiere at the TriBeCa Festival, The Machine has gone on to win 3 BAFTA Cymru Awards, and was voted Best UK Feature at the Raindance festival. www.themachinemovie.com

THE MACHINE – in Cinemas/VoD 21 March and DVD/Blu-ray 31 March
Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.
5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe
7.00pm Speaker Christian Lett 8.15pm Q & A 8.45pm Event ends
To join us for this FREE event, please register atwww.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk

or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.
Alternatively, register online at our websitewww.creativenetworksonline.com

 

 

The next BSIN will be Thursday 30th January 2014

4-6pm

Gentlemen & Ladies,… This months BSIN for the usual informal discussion, networking, promoting, making friends and drinking tea & coffee.

Also included free of charge – entry to Creative Networks

Bring your friends and colleagues – build the network !

Also – This Months Creative Networks

CN Jan 14 front

Virtually On-Air How BBC local radio is being revolutionised

THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 2014, 5.45PM UNTIL 8.45PM www.creativenetworksonline.com

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG

Virtually On-Air How BBC local radio is being revolutionised with the introduction of a new virtualised system

Speaker: Geoff Woolf, Technology Development Manager, BBC English Regions

ViLoR – Virtualised Local Radio                                www.bbc.co.uk/academy/technology

At November’s Creative Networks we heard from Graham Thomas about how BBC R&D is stretching the capability of broadcasting. In Birmingham’s Mailbox, BBC English Regions have been working on enhancing the tools used by programme makers. They’ve been developing a revolutionary new way to build a local radio studio. It will be a virtual radio station which is quick to install and can be set up anywhere where there is good connectivity. Geoff Woolf will explain the concept, how it works, why the BBC are doing this, the benefits, and where it could ultimately take the broadcasting technology sector.

Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

5.45pm Registration followed by complimentary food/refreshments and networking in our Cafe

7.00pm Speaker Geoff Woolf   8.15pm Q & A   8.45pm Event ends

 To join us for this FREE event, please register at www.bcucreativenetworks.eventbrite.co.uk or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call 0121 331 5400.

Alternatively, register online at our website www.creativenetworksonline.com

 

INCLUDING THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM www.birminghammusicnetwork.com

BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM www.birminghamscreenimagenetwork.wordpress.com