BFI Future Film Festival 2018

11th BFI Future Film Festival

15-18 February 2018

The UK’s most important film industry festival for young, emerging filmmakers is back with another jam-packed line up of events that will inspire you to make films and provide you with the industry insights you need to pursue a career in the film, TV and creative industries.

We have programmed events that span the breadth and depth of the film industry covering animation, fiction, docs and experimental filmmaking, with industry professionals representing a huge range of job roles taking part in interactive master classes, industry workshops, screenings and Q+A’s, as well as networking opportunities. Alongside some specially selected feature films we’ll be screening the best short films that have been submitted to this year’s BFI Future Film Festival (and that’s no easy task with over 2000 entries!) And we’ll be giving awards and prizes to some of the most talented emerging young filmmakers with films in the festival at this year’s Future Film awards ceremony on the evening of Thurs 15 Feb.

We are continuing our work of championing diversity in filmmaking throughout the festival and will be kicking off every day with a keynote speech by incredible female filmmakers.

We are also taking the BFI Future Film Festival into more international waters, thanks to the kind support of our friends at The London School of English. This year we’ll have TWO international awards to give away and we’ll be welcoming industry professionals from across the globe and partners from international film festivals to join us at BFI Southbank.

Tickets start at just £12 for a full day pass (which includes access to the daily Keynote speech, attendance at three events/screenings per day, the option to attend our daily networking drinks event, and access to our Behind the Scenes delegate area), or you can come to all four days for just £40. So, buy your ticket and kick start your film career now!

Book tickets here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/futurefilmfestival/Online/default.asp

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvx090-frP

Acting for Improvers course starting this week!

Hello School of Arts students,

Shout out for anyone interested in the Study Plus Acting courses starting next week – there are still some spaces available on the Acting for Improvers course.  This course is suitable for anyone with some experience of acting who is looking to experiment with different approaches.

This will be a fun and creative course focusing on developing character and working on scenes.

You can find more information about the course here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/studyplus/courses/coursesArtsCreative.html

I will be teaching the courses so if you have any questions please do give me a shout.  In addition to being a PhD student here at Kent, I am also a professional actress, having worked in a variety of mediums including at the National Theatre, in the West End and on the BBC.

Actors required for research project!

I’m a 2nd year PhD student in Psychology and part of the team “Autism Research at Kent”.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/research/ark/

I am working on language, imagination and autism.

My supervisor (Dr Heather Ferguson) and I are currently setting up a study where participants (with and without autism) will listen to short spoken sentences while we record their brain activity using EEG. As part of this, we are looking for some actors to record some simple spoken sentences that we can use as stimuli. They would of course be paid for their time.

Contact: Mahsa Barzy                                                                                                     mm951@kent.ac.uk

Jobshop!

Jobshop is a recruitment service provided by Kent Union to help students studying at the University of Kent in Canterbury and Medway to find part-time employment. Jobshop’s mission is to ensure that as many students as possible gain valuable work experience and develop employability skills whilst at Kent. We are located next to the Essentials in the central part of campus. We advertise part-time, temporary and seasonal work and some graduate jobs around Easter, which are both on and off campus. Last year we advertised a staggering 5,746 vacancies.

To not miss on any of the opportunities, make sure you subscribe to our weekly email newsletter. The easiest way to do it is to:

1) Go to the Kent Union’s website (https://kentunion.co.uk/);

2) Click ‘Student Sign In’ at the very top of the page (right under the website address bar in your browser);

3) Press ‘Yes, continue’ for Kent Union to access your profile;

4) Click ‘My Profile’ at the very top of the page (exactly where ‘Student Sign In’ was located);

5) On the left hand side, under Kent Union’s logo, choose ‘JobShop’ (located below ‘Activities’);

6) Tick alerts that apply (Make sure you tick ‘Weekly Newsletter’, otherwise you will not receive it);

7) Click ‘Save Changes’. If you followed all the steps correctly, you can expect a newsletter arriving straight in your inbox on Friday with all the latest jobs!

Also, follow us on our Facebook page (Jobshop@kent) where we post ‘spotted in Canterbury & Medway’ posts with job offers from various employers.

If you have any questions, we are open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM (term time).

You can also contact us through:

Email: jobshop@kent.ac.uk

Phone: 01227 824251

Follow our updates on:
Facebook: Jobshop@kent
Twitter: Jobshop_Kent

Instagram: jobshopkent

 

Opportunity in Theatre Management!

Ambassador Theatre Group Graduate Scheme in Theatre Management & Operations – apply now!

ATG is the  UK’s largest commercial theatre owner and operator, featuring in eighteen towns and cities as well as London and the West End. Alongside their market-leading theatre ticketing business and our award-winning producing company, the chances are that if you visit the theatre in the UK, you’ve probably encountered ATG.

Each year ATG invites two motivated, ambitious and talented individuals to take part in an inspiring two-year programme, fast-tracking their career in theatre management.

The details of the scheme can be found on the following webpage: www.atgtickets.com/graduatescheme

I’ve also attached some information about the scheme.

Applications open on the 9th February!

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018
Sponsored by The Richard Carne Trust

Theatre503 is searching the world for the best new plays and most talented debut playwrights. Theatre503 is the award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life, staging the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the country.

The winning play will receive £6,000 with a guaranteed production. The award is an unprecedented one, recognising new and emerging writers for an outstanding original piece of work for the stage that makes you see the world anew. The 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award is for debut writers of all ages who have not yet had a full length professional production staged.

AWARD OPENS FOR ENTRIES FROM 1ST FEBRUARY TO 31ST MARCH 2018 VIA THE THEATRE503 WEBSITE.

The judging panel for this award have included Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court), Timberlake Wertenbaker (Our Country’s Good),
Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard), Dennis Kelly (Matilda the Musical), Lily Williams (Curtis Brown), Roy Williams (Suckerpunch) and Erica Whyman (Deputy Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair, Theatre503).
Previous winners include; ‘And Then Came The Nightjars’ by Bea Roberts, ‘Valhalla’ by Paul Murphy and ‘In Event of Moone Disaster’ by
Andrew Thompson.

FOR THE FULL DETAILS ON THE THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD VISIT WWW.THEATRE503.COM AND FOLLOW THE AWARD LINK ON THE HOMEPAGE.

BBC show looking to recruit runners

BBC Flog It are looking for event runners to join us for a one day shoot at Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent, CT16 1HU on Thursday 8th Febuary 2018

You will be offered a casual contract and paid the NMW – you must be over 18 to apply and have the legal right to work in the UK.

You need to be available for the whole day (7.45am – approx. 7:00pm) and provide your own transport to and from the venue. We will not consider any applications if you are located more than one hour drive from the location. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

We will provide lunch and refreshments for you on the day. You must also have a current passport OR an official tax document stating your National Insurance number (P45/P60) with your long birth certificate for registration purposes.

To apply please email me (robert.spanring@bbc.co.uk) with your:

  • Name
  • Cover letter & CV
  • Current Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Telephone number

Alumni Pub Nights

The next Pub Night will be on Tuesday 30 January with the theme of business start-up. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow alumni and current Kent students and catch up on news from Kent.

The Kent Hub for Innovation and Enterprise will be joining us to talk about how you can start your own business and what help the University can give students, staff and alumni.

Come along to find out about business start-up workshops, online modules, mentors and workspace facilities that may help you get your business going. You’ll also get the chance to hear from and speak to Kent graduate, David Browne, who started his own business with help from the University so it will be great for those who are not sure where to start or those just starting. David founded Convert Energy, a renewable energy design and project management company based in Canterbury, with his business partner Ben Glancy.

We will be at the Miller’s Arms in Canterbury on Tuesday 30 January from 18.00 – 20.00. Please still come along even if you aren’t thinking of starting your own business to meet with current students and fellow alumni! Register here to get your first drink free.

 

Success Project – Inspiring Speaker

Inspiring Speaker – Colin Colas. Thursday 18th January 12:30 – 14:00 in the Moot Room, Wigoder building.

Title: What I wish I knew at university: Thinking Globally and Never say Never

https://inspirationalspeakers.eventbrite.co.uk

Colin will speak about fresh, new and effective approaches to attract, capitalise and create career opportunities, including the power of networking. He will share his tips for overcoming challenges to achieve success and for transitioning from university into a successful career.

Colin is in the Civil Service Fast Stream at the Ministry of Justice and is heading to the Foreign Office next, to work on international development projects across Asia-Pacific and East Africa. Previously he spent two years studying Mandarin in China having won a scholarship from the Chinese government, where he launched an entrepreneurship event sponsored by the British Consulate in Shanghai and he has valuable experience in business development and marketing communications.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-colas-55a76083/

Marlowe Theatre audition!

This spring, the Marlowe Youth Company will be working alongside The Marlowe People’s Company to launch The Marlowe Kit, our new building, with a production of two plays by Aphra Behn.

The Marlowe Youth Company will present The Emperor Of The Moon, a cosmic and comic farce written in the style of Commedia Dell’Arte.

The Marlowe People’s Company will present The Rover, Behn’s infamous play about love and lust in the heat of the carnival.

The performances will take place in The Marlowe Kit between 24-29 March 2018 and this year participants aged 14-21 are welcome to audition for The Emperor Of The Moon and participants aged 18+ are welcome to audition for The Rover.

Auditions for both productions will take place at the following times, in the Marlowe Kit:

Tuesday 5 December, 6.30-9.30pm – The Rover auditions.

6 December, 5-7pm –  The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

Thursday 7 December, 5-7pm – The Emperor Of The Moon auditions.

To book an audition slot or for more information about the plays, characters, or Marlowe Kit, please contact MLWParticipation@marlowetheatre.com

Please also contact us if you are interested in getting involved in the backstage side of the production or if you can’t make any of the audition dates but would still like to be involved.

If you haven’t taken part in an audition before then please do not worry about coming along. You won’t need to prepare anything for The Emperor Of The Moon auditions and there is a small bit of text for The Rover auditions, but you do not have to learn it.