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In the context of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2018 Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX leads a two-day workshop for artists seeking to develop their new moving image project. Working together the group will explore conceptualisation and articulation of ideas, written and verbal presentation skills, placing projects and building partnerships, fundraising, exhibition and distribution strategies. The emphasis will be on skills that can be applied within both art and film contexts, including preparing funding, residency and production award applications as well as pitching at development markets, film festivals and other competitive contexts. We will also consider how artists can use tools such as pitching productively and how to approach writing and using visual material in presentations about your work.

Working within an informal and mutually supportive small group environment, participants will bring a short project proposal to be workshopped over the two days. Participants will gain further insights into the variety of contexts in which projects can be developed and the information that funders, commissioners and producers are looking for. As well as the workshop participants will have an opportunity to present their projects to a panel of professionals visiting the festival and spend time reflecting on their projects in the context of one of the UK’s leading artists’ moving image festivals.

There are 8 places available on this workshop.

To apply please complete this form.

The cost of the workshop is £150, which includes 4 nights accommodation in shared dormitory accommodation at YHA Berwick (4 beds per room) and access to the complete programme of screenings and events of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2018. Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival have booked the whole of the Berwick YHA for the duration of the Festival so all other YHA guests will also be Festival visitors. Berwick YHA is a modern, clean YHA with en-suite bathrooms for all rooms, a café with modestly priced food and is right next to the River Tweed.

Alternatively you can book the workshop without accommodation but with access to the complete programme of screenings and events of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2018 for £80.

The workshop commences on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th at 2pm and continues with sessions on the mornings of 20th and 21st of September, the festival continues until Sunday 23rd September

Any questions or if you have any special access needs please contact [email protected]

Deadline for applications is 24th August 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 28th August and will then need to pay the workshop fee to secure their place.