Slog: Manjinder Virk on With Love From Calais

On February 14th 2016, I decided to go to Calais with a cinematographer friend of mine, Annemarie Lean-Vercoe. We were going to go the now infamous “Jungle” refugee camp. Partly to document what we saw, partly to give donations but also to see with our own eyes what was going on. The camp was continuously … Continue reading “Slog: Manjinder Virk on With Love From Calais”

Raising Our Game: Raising Films’ First Conference – and Next Steps

By Dr. Tamsyn Dent, Raising Films’ Research Manager In February, Raising Films brought together a group of 50 representatives from across the film and television industries along with delegates from support organisations for a half-day conference to talk about what we need to do as an industry to make change for parents and carers. The … Continue reading “Raising Our Game: Raising Films’ First Conference – and Next Steps”

The Slog: Lucy Baxter on Running a Creative Company & Changing the Industry

Flexible working, job sharing, genuine diversity in gatekeeper roles as well as in front of and behind the camera, paying key creatives properly and respect for people as rounded human beings who can get the job done in their own way and their own time – these things are key to the future health of … Continue reading “The Slog: Lucy Baxter on Running a Creative Company & Changing the Industry”

Moving on up

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 the future, organising around change, challenging the status quo. Raising Films has been trying … Continue reading “Moving on up”

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!”

Shooting Away From Home: What We Learned

This week we had our first informal Raising Films gathering, to discuss Shooting Away From Home. A room of parents gathered to share their experiences, or to find answers to questions that were worrying them. Some people were shooting away from home for the first time, some had done it before, but when their children … Continue reading “Shooting Away From Home: What We Learned”

Making It Possible – join us on 22nd June at EIFF

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 are holding a career planning and personal development session for 16 film industry professionals, who are facing the challenge … Continue reading “Making It Possible – join us on 22nd June at EIFF”

Come Worry With Us!: Making Films, Making Change at the Radical Film Network

“I’m excited, and a little unnerved, to be part of this original event, which brings my professional and parental responsibilities into the same space for the first time,” said Making Films, Making Change panellist Jennifer Armitage, Screen Officer at Creative Scotland. It was the first time for a lot of things: our first Raising Films event with childcare, courtesy of … Continue reading “Come Worry With Us!: Making Films, Making Change at the Radical Film Network”

Wanted: Events Manager (Scotland)

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 campaigning, as agreed with the team and our future partners. This is an exciting … Continue reading “Wanted: Events Manager (Scotland)”