Top Industry Professionals Offer Great Opportunities in Film & Media Training at Kinofilm, Manchester
Top industry professionals gather in Manchester this month, offering gems of advice and great training opportunities at Kinofilm, 10th Manchester International Short Film Festival. Media experts including Heather Coogan and Ric Michael of Baby Cow Productions, the BBC's Katherine Beacon and the
UK Film Council's Paul Hewlitt will be on hand to discuss blondes and redheads, tones, bars and white balances, and Best Boys and Gaffers with the next generation of British filmmaking talent.
Within this year's Festival, KiX - a partnership between Kinofilm's cultural diversity strand, BlueFiRE!, and its education programme, Wonderworld - is offering the opportunity for new entrants and seasoned practitioners alike to learn from industry professionals in a series of filmmaking workshops on a wide range of subjects.
Aimed to provide networking opportunities, information, advice, support and training, the range of talks, conferences and round-table discussions continue Kinofilm's commitment of training and encouraging new and existing filmmaking talent. And there's a workshop for everyone .
To get creative juices flowing there's KiX: Youth Film & Digital Media Forum. Open to anyone aged 15 - 23, this workshop involves a day of guest speakers, film screenings and practical workshops aimed at encouraging young people into the creative industries.
The Youth Filmmaking Training & Education workshop supplies budding filmmakers with a wide range of information on film and media training projects and education opportunities in the region. With guest speakers Ben Reed (Spearfish), Andrew Walkington (South Cheshire College) and Erik Knudsen (Salford University MA lecturer), this will be a great opportunity for advice as they discuss the exciting new British Youth Film Project.
Further information will be presented in Working In The Industry with guidance and advice from such film and media professionals as Caroline Roberts (Exec Producer of Mastermind, A Question Of Sport), local filmmaker Richard Hatherall and Denise Proctor (Exec Producer of NOISE festival.)
See some fabulous youth films whilst gaining hands-on experience in Practical Workshops, Screenings And Career Advice led by Skillset - which does exactly what it says on the tin with work experience and job placement advice from Skillset and Lynne McCadden of Media Training North West, and practical workshops run by Royal Television Society Award Nominees, Seal Films.
For those who have already been around the block a bit in the filmmaking industry, there is KiX: dIRT On The Mezz! An Industry Round Table Event. An opportunity to discuss issues and projects with filmmakers, this free session held three times over the festival offers the chance to pick the brains of Heather Coogan and Ric Michael (Baby Cow Productions), Katherine Beacon (BBC New Writing), UK Film Council's Paul Hewlitt and local filmmakers Chase Johnston Lynch, Ian Vernon and Gareth Crook.
And there will be time to put all of this knowledge into action with the Directors Special - free networking events, held across six days, with filmmakers exhibiting work in Kinofilm, including award winning London-based filmmaker, Dishad Husain (Holly Bolly, Viva Liberty)