@sheffdocfest and Crossover Labs in partnership with @SkillsetSSC have presented Devise to Deliver 3 an 8-month, two stage UK-wide training scheme designed for filmmakers, digital media makers, digital producers and other film professionals. D2D3 provides practical training in producing interactive projects technically, creatively and financially, as well as a guide to innovative ways to fund, distribute and market your films through digital technology.
Do you want to work for a film festival? @glasgowfilm festival needs volunteers. You could gain invaluable experience in Front of House, Communications and Coordinator roles. Deadline: 8 Jan.
Another one for the ladies, @Frauenfilmfest needs debut features from female directors – deadline 10 Jan.
Short filmmakers & video artists, London’s @JW3Cinema is looking for work for its Artists’ Film Salon, their new film club. The theme for the first event – scheduled for 17th Feb – is Secrets & Surprises. Get cracking!
Annual exhibition @theopenwest is looking for work from up to 40 artists – including those working in film – for submissions for its 2014 edition. Work will be exhibited and three 500 prizes awarded. Deadline: 10 Feb.
@FACT_Liverpool is looking for shorts on the theme of ‘Science Fiction: Myths of the Present Future’. “No efforts are too low budget or otherworldly”, they say. Selected shorts will screen at the venue from March to June next year and the deadline is 17 Jan. Get to it!
@HammertoNail is looking for shorts to be screened at US festivals and discussed by their “dedicated audience of online cinephiles”. Deadline: midnight 1 Jan.
Check out the 2013 Arts Index, produced by the National Campaign for the Arts (@artscampaign). A ‘health check of the arts in the UK’, it analyses audience statistics and the current funding landscape for arts orgs.
A thoughtful piece from Matthew Taylor of the @theRSAorg, on how arts organisations should re-think their offer to local communities to ensure success when applying for regional funding.
“More women worked at all levels inside and outside the Hollywood film industry in the first two decades than at any time since”. While we’re still struggling to get enough women into the UK film industry, read about Hollywood’s early female film pioneers on Columbia University’s Women Film Pioneers Project.