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FIND Forum: Diverse Futures in Film & Television

CCA Club Room / Wednesday 22 February 10:00 - 13:00

Diversity

It is now widely recognised that the lack of diversity on screen and behind the scenes is a problem that needs to be addressed. Broadcasters, production companies, commissioners and funders now all agree that it’s time to do something about it including BBC, Channel 4, Sky and the BFI who have all launched initiatives to increase the diversity of their workforce and content. It is important for all people from under represented groups to see themselves represented and for them to feel that a career in the screen industries is possible.

FIND Scotland Programme

FIND Scotland recruited 12 young, talented and ambitious individuals from under represented groups and supported them to pursue a career in the Scottish screen industries through an intensive programme of training, industry placements, career guidance, and short film commissioning that ran from January to December 2016. The programme aimed to find pathways into employment and production for participants. Arrivo Consulting conducted an external evaluation in order to better understand and overcome the barriers to working in the screen industries faced by people from under represented groups, and the challenges faced by industry employers to recruiting a more diverse and representative workforce. 

FIND Scotland Forum @ GFF 2017 

This event will share the findings from the pilot programme and discuss how we can best enhance the diversity of Scotland’s screen industry, with representatives from the FIND team and range of industry partners. 

Ali Bailey from Directors UK will deliver a keynote speech and there will be screenings of the short films commissioned as part of the FIND Scotland programme. This event will close with a discussion exploring a new framework for recruitment of people from diverse backgrounds in to the screen sector in Scotland. 

FIND Scotland is a partnership project delivered by GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh and Station House Media Unit and is supported by Creative Scotland through the Screen Sector Skills Fund.

In order to secure a place at the event click here.

FIND Forum: Diverse Futures in Film & Television is delivered in partnership with Screen Education Edinburgh.

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