Film for professionals in Arts and Culture:

We have developed a regional Film Network to connect independent cinemas, festivals and film and media organisations. Working as a consortium, the network develops regional and national initiatives to support and engage children and young people in cinemas, screening spaces and film. Audience development plays a vital part in the network’s portfolio, ensuring the film offer in the region is exciting, broad, relevant and inspiring to young people.

For children and young people:

Film and Television Careers Event

There is a lack of knowledge around the opportunities, careers and ways into the industry for young people in the West Midlands. To fill this knowledge gap we run Careers Fairs for 14-19 year olds. The Careers Fairs give young people the chance to meet industry professionals and talk over their options. Our next Fair will take place in March 2019. Date and details to follow.

BFI Film Academies

The BFI Film Academy – UK Network Programme is for 16-19 year olds who are passionate about film and want a career in the film industry. This exciting programme offers hands-on filmmaking courses, aimed at developing knowledge and skills. There are three different BFI Academies in the West Midlands, find out more:

BFI Film Academy Birmingham

BFI Film Academy Shropshire

BFI Film Academy Hereford

Digital Pick and Mix for professionals in the Creative and Cultural Sector:

Digital Pick and Mix is Arts Connects umbrella title for the digital aspect of our programme.

Digital is an important part of our programme and we aim to support the creative and cultural sector through developing and sharing digital practice with an aim to increase opportunities for and, engagement with, children and young people.

Our digital programme includes events, bursaries, networks and CPD. Find details of our full programme here.

Digital Network

In 2018, a new Digital Network was formed to share good practice, opportunities and to help shape the future of the digital programme. The Digital Network meets on a regular basis in Birmingham city centre and is for professionals working in the arts and cultural sector.

Get in touch

Please contact Rebecca Hardy, Film and Digital Programme Developer, if you need further information or details.