Training & Funding

Resource Productions https://resource-productions.co.uk/training  

 

Creative CollectiveRegister here  

https://form.jotformeu.com/resourceprods/the-creative-collective  

Artists/Filmmakers 19+ (outside London prioritised) supported through Arts Council England. Light touch signposting with one-off 1-1 advice, access to small access funds and courses. 

  • Creative Collective Meet-ups 
  • Free short courses  

 

CC Slough & Royal Borough residents 

Additional intensive training through CLASS: Community Learning & Skills Service. 

  • 3x One-To-One creative careers development sessions 

 

CC Unemployed aged 16-25; 

Referrals made by Job coaches at Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxon and other Job Centres. 

Preparing to work in Film – supported by BBO JCP DWP (Terry lead) 

Kickstart Into Film –  supported by Kickstart, UNLTD & Rothschild (Lesley-Anne lead) 

 

CC Crew & Talent Page https://berkshirefilmoffice.co.uk/  

Once a member of the Creative Collective you can opt-in to be part of our “Crew & Talent” page. 

 

CC Project/Script Feedback 

Once a member of the Creative Collective you can email one idea per month to [email protected] 

A project review team led by our Head of Production, review all projects on the last Friday of every month and give feedback notes within 8 weeks of submission. 

 

CC small commission or co-production 

Once your project has been reviewed, we may offer to Produce, co-produce or make a small commission (under £1000). 

 

YES: Youth Engagement Slough/Services: Register here 

https://form.jotformeu.com/YESSlough/regform  

Young People under 19 (up to 25 for those with learning disabilities or access needs).  

Slough & RBWM residents prioritised with support from Slough Borough Council & RBWM. 

Film Club, WeeklyMondays 5pm (Ryan lead) 

Script Saturday, Monthly, second Saturday of every month 11am (Ryan lead) 

 

Creative Industries 

External Opportunities  

 

 We do not give Advice 

We do not recommend, endorse or quality assure any of the following, but are sharing potential opportunities for learners to explore. It is their responsibility to ensure any opportunity they follow up with – is appropriate for them. 

 

Apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch 

The are many apprenticeships within the media and creative industry now. We promote apprenticeship opportunities as an alternative to going to university. 

 

DiVAhttps://www.divaapprenticeships.com/ 

An apprenticeship training provider offering opportunities within the Creative Sector – worth checking out! 

 

All Spring Media http://www.allspringmedia.co.uk/ 

Another apprenticeship training provider offering apprenticeships in Broadcast Media. 

Other training schemes 

Trainee Finder https://www.screenskills.com/education-training/trainee-finder/ 

year long Trainee Finder scheme for film or high-end TV. Applications open annually. 

 

BFI Future Skills Traineeships 

 

4talent http://4talent.channel4.com 

A number of exciting initiatives for those with no experience to learn more about Channel 4 and the media industry. 

 

BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/academy   https://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/ 

A number of interesting resources and insights into the industry. BBC also offer an apprenticeship scheme. 

 

Sara Putt Associates http://www.saraputt.co.uk/ 

A supportive agency for new talent entering the industry. Annual recruit new trainees onto the programme. 

 

 Creative Industries 

Job Opportunities  

Production Base http://www.productionbase.co.uk 

The industry network for people working in film, television and commercial production. Vacancies from entry-level runner or intern positions upwards. 

 

The Knowledge Online http://www.theknowledgeonline.com 

This site contains listings and contact details for organisations and companies involved in the broadcasting, television, video and commercial production industry. There is also a diary which lists film festivals and other relevant events and their weblinks and an industry contacts list featuring both UK and international companies. 

 

Searchlight recruitment  http://www.searchlight.com/searchlight-recruitment Searchlight Recruitment is an employment agency working exclusively in and around the Media and Entertainment industries. 

 

Grapevine Jobs http://www.grapevinejobs.com 

Job-board for broadcast and media professionals. 

 

4RFV http://www.4rfv.co.uk 

Directory of film, video, animation, broadcast, studio and associated company sites in the UK and Ireland. Also includes a job section. 

 

Universal Extras http://www.universalextras.co.uk 

Organisation placing students as extras in television and film. 

 

Runner Agencies http://www.sohorunners.com  https://www.justrunners.uk/ 

Recruitment specialists, providing runners into film, TV and cooperate films. Starting as a runner is the best way into the industry. 

Pinewood Studios http://www.pinewoodgroup.com/our-studios/uk 

 

Creative Industries 

Funders 

 Screen Skills https://www.screenskills.com/ 

A website full of information and resources for anyone interested in entering the Creative Sector. You will find information on the latest news and events and training courses that will help you towards your career within Film and TV. 

BFI  http://www.bfi.org.uk/
BFI supports UK film and talent and Resource Productions runs two film academies at Pinewood & Shepperton Studios. 

BFI Network https://network.bfi.org.uk/ 

Sign up to find out more about funding opportunities and also upload your recent work. Our region for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Surrey is the South East. Funding for films in the South East can be found: https://network.bfi.org.uk/film-hub-south-east 

Doc Society https://docsociety.org/funds/ 

Funding for short and long form documentary films. 

Arts Council England https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP 

Developing your Creative Practice Fund supports individuals developing their artistic practice. Please Note: Arts Council England does not fund “FILM” activities. 

Film London http://www.filmlondon.org.uk/
Strategic agency for film and media in London and supports the growth and development of film, TV, video, commercials and interactive media. 

Creative Englandhttp://www.creativeengland.co.uk/
A national agency which supports individuals and businesses achieve their full creative and commercial potential. 

 

Short Film Funds 

Women in Film and Television UK https://www.wftv.org.uk/development-training  

We are UK Film  

https://www.screensouth.org/new-creatives/ 

https://www.creativeengland.co.uk/shortflix/ 

https://www.netflixdocfund.co.uk/ 

https://www.artwithimpact.org/films/submit-a-film/  

https://www.enterthepitch.com/  

 

Other Funds 

https://www.sportengland.org/how-we-can-help/our-funds/got-great-idea 

https://homeslough.org.uk/opportunities/ 

https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes?field_scheme_type=103 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/arts/opportunities 

http://thetcn.com/writerslam/ 

 

Creative Industries 

Bursaries & Publications 

 Bursaries 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/comedy/galton-and-simpson-bursary  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/comedy/caroline-aherne-bursary  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/commissioning/comedy/felix-dexter-bursary  

https://www.whickerawards.com/apply/film-and-tv/  

 Filming – COVID- 19 Support and Advice 

PACT – TV Production Guidance  

British Film Commission – Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama ProductionGuidance  

APA COVID -19 Shooting Guidelines   

Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production and VFX during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 Publications 

Screen international 

Screen Daily 

Variety 

Televisual 

Broadcast 

Film Stories 

Film Stories Junior 

The Stage