CTBF Family Support Fund

Balancing work and family life can be challenging, especially if you have people depending on you for their care and wellbeing. Working in the turbulent world of film and commercial TV can make it even harder to fund alternative arrangements to ensure the people you care for are looked after when you are away from … Continue reading “CTBF Family Support Fund”

I, Daniel Blake: Editor Jonathan Morris on Working with a Job-Share Team

Jonathan Morris has been Ken Loach’s regular editor since Hidden Agenda (1990), working on both features and documentaries, as well as editing documentaries for directors including John Pilger. Most recently, worked with Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’Donovan, who job-shared as assistant editors (read our interview with them here), on Loach’s new film I, Daniel Blake, which is on general release in the UK … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake: Editor Jonathan Morris on Working with a Job-Share Team”

Interview: Margaret Salmon

Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. Salmon won the first … Continue reading “Interview: Margaret Salmon”

I, Daniel Blake: Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’ Donovan Talk Job Sharing

Erline O’ Donovan: This was the first time I’d job shared. I got put in contact with Alison through a friend I’d worked with on a previous project. I knew that I was about to work on another project that didn’t pay that well, so my friend thought it would be useful for me to … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake: Alison Carter-Goulden and Erline O’ Donovan Talk Job Sharing”

Interview: Mania Akbari

Mania Akbari is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, writer, and actress. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014) and Cyprus Film Festival (2014). Her films have screened at festivals around the world and have received numerous … Continue reading “Interview: Mania Akbari”

Interview: Julie Dash

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the film’s producer, screenwriter and director. In 2004, Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film … Continue reading “Interview: Julie Dash”

Interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat

Shahrbanoo Sadat is a 20 year old Afghan woman, scriptwriter and director. She is based in Kabul. She studied documentary film-making at the “Atelier Varan Kabul” a French Workshop. Her first short fiction “Vice Versa One” was selected at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2013, she launched her production company “Wolf Pictures” in Kabul. Wolf and Sheep was … Continue reading “Interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat”

Making it Possible: the return!

This autumn, we are pleased to bring more opportunities for industry professionals to access our unique and family-friendly ‘Making It Possible’ training events.    This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds, and Directors UK. Raising Films will be holding a series of three one-day personal & … Continue reading “Making it Possible: the return!”