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Raising Films launch #RaisingOurGame

2018-11-12T12:59:24+00:00July, 2017|Our Work|

The Raising Films founders today launched our most wide-ranging report to date to an audience of industry influencers at BFI Southbank. Entitled Raising our Game the report, by Dr Tamsyn Dent, looks at next steps for the Film & TV industry [...]

CLOSR Coaches Confirmed

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00April, 2017|Our Work|

We are delighted to confirm the wonderful Pippa Best and Jan Armstrong have come on board as coaches for our CLOSR Development Programme. Pippa has worked in feature film development and as a script consultant for over 20 years. She project [...]

CLOSR Development Programme

2020-04-03T09:26:09+01:00March, 2017|Our Work|

Applications now open for CLOSR Development Programme for Director/Producer/Writer Parents and Carers in the English Regions CLOSR (Closer to Home) is a response to our 2016 Making it Possible survey, which found two consistent barriers for parents and carers looking to [...]

Industry checklists for positive change

2021-01-21T12:45:39+00:00March, 2017|Our Work|

Following our Raising Our Game conference on 7 February 2017 and using what we heard from voices from within the industry, not only workers, but also employers, leaders, and stakeholders, on how we can work towards a shared, future-oriented framework [...]

Moving on up

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00December, 2016|Festivals & Industry Events, Our Work|

Filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach reflects on the last couple of weeks representing Raising Films at a range of exciting events that took place around the UK The last week has seen a flurry of activity around the country. Gatherings of people looking to [...]

Making It Possible: The Return!

2021-01-18T13:29:18+00:00October, 2016|Our Work|

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, [...]

Raising Films Recommends…: London Film Festival 2016

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00September, 2016|Our Work|

Raising Films is going to be participating in lots of film festivals over the coming year – and we're pretty excited. For your viewing pleasure, and to celebrate awesome family and caring-centred filmmaking, we'll be offering recommendations for each of them for festival attendees, [...]

#MakeItPoss: Raising Films’ Survey is Now LIVE

2018-11-05T16:29:06+00:00June, 2016|Our Work|

Literally: coming from the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Penny Woolcock is kicking things off with her Making It Possible keynote. https://twitter.com/FFFilmmaking/status/745553156436746240 https://twitter.com/eiffindustry/status/745552839196303362 As Wendy Mitchell writes in Screen International today: Parents working in the film industry have “no level playing field” including limited [...]

Making It Possible – join us at EIFF

2018-11-05T16:32:50+00:00May, 2016|Our Work|

The Raising Films team are excited to announce a unique opportunity for emerging filmmakers to access expert, personalised advice and support on balancing film and family. In partnership with EIFF and Directors UK, and funded by Creative Scotland, Raising Films is holding a career [...]

Stand up and be counted!

2016-04-27T22:03:30+01:00April, 2016|Our Work|

Our survey needs you! Raising Films has launched the first UK survey into how caring for dependents can affect your career development and possible solutions to help minimise the stress of juggling Family and Film. Please fill it out here and [...]

Wanted: Events Manager (Scotland)

2016-01-11T15:08:01+00:00January, 2016|Our Work|

To kick off our plans for 2016, we are looking for an Events Manager who will plan, manage and deliver film festival events to increase awareness of Raising Films as an organisation, and to lay the foundations for our research and [...]

Seven Months & Teething

2015-12-31T14:15:13+00:00December, 2015|Our Work|

According to the NHS, our campaign baby is reaching its seventh month developmental markers, more or less: Raising Films is sitting up (supported by our fabulous Indiegogo donors) and getting ready for teething problems as we head into 2016, ready to make [...]


2015-09-07T19:32:20+01:00September, 2015|Our Work|

Thanks to our Raising Films team, contributors, members, donors, promoters, Twitter chatterers, posters, sharers, supporters, childcarers, partners, parents and children -- WE DID IT! 105% of our total raised, from 230 amazing contributors from around the world. Thank you Raising Films [...]