Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Minority background videographer wanted

Are you a film-maker, videographer, or an aspiring one with a minority
background? Guardian News & Media is always looking for new voices as
part of our commitment to the diversity of our editorial content and
the contributors that we use.

If you belong to a minority group through your ethnicity, gender,
disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, we invite you
to apply for a place on a Film Pitching Workshop with the Guardian's
Multimedia producers covering Current Affairs, Sport, and Culture

Ten short-listed film-makers/producers will be invited to join us for
a workshop at the Guardian offices in Kings Place, London on Wednesday
14th March 2012, to:

· Discuss how to approach commissioning editors and pitch your ideas
· Discuss the technical and practical needs to get your film made.
· Explore ways to encourage more producers from minority backgrounds
to make videos for the Guardian
· Create a link between new film-makers and Guardian editors
· Help Guardian editors to become more conscious of diversity and
inclusion issues that affect minority communities
· Aim to get your film(s) commissioned and made for our site

To apply, submit one or two Film pitches (max 300 words each) for a
3-5 min Film in Current Affairs, Sport, or Culture, plus details of
your previous work.

The deadline is midnight on Sunday 26 February 2012.

Please refer to the 'how to pitch' and the 'terms & conditions'
documents before applying

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