Past News

29/04/2023 - 29/04/2023

Music in May Opening Party

For the very first time the 18 piece BIG BEER BAND are coming to town to kick off Folkestone Music in May Festival.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

National Railway Museum: Artwork Commission

The National Railway Museum are seeking artists to contribute to an exhibition exploring and highlighting railway innovations and their impact on modern communities.

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05/12/2023 - 07/12/2023

XR SHOWCASES: The Red Shoes (1948)

Immerse yourself in a series of experimental photogrammetry works inspired by Powell & Pressburger's The Red Shoes, created by a cohort of talented artists working with Screen South's XR Labs and Showcases.

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08/06/2023 - 08/06/2023

Hi3 Story Lab – Masterclass with Tim Powell

A masterclass and opportunity for project advice with Tim Powell on immersive live performances, theatre and space-based experiences.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Curating for Change lead Esther Fox nominated for a National Lottery Award

Esther Fox, Head of Screen South's groundbreaking Accentuate programme, has been nominated and subsequently advanced to Finalist in the National Lottery Awards 2023 for her work platforming D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent people to thrive in their careers.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

BFI Academy 2023-24 now open for applications!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 10AM, MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2O23. Young people aged 16-19 years old are warmly invited to join Screen South for this year's Kent BFI Film Academy, an accredited course designed and supported by experts to help you break into the film industry.

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06/06/2023 - 06/06/2023

Hi3 Story Lab – Masterclass with Japhet Asher

A masterclass and opportunities for project advice with Japhet Asher, who will talk about AR and writing, publishing and narrative structure across immersive projects generally, and then there'll be a chance to get feedback from him on your specific projects.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Folkestone Documentary Filmmaking Challenge

Folkestone Documentary Festival, Screen South, and Klip Films have teamed up to bring local filmmakers an opportunity to see your short documentary screened at the Folkestone Documentary Festival.

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25/05/2023 - 25/05/2023

Monthly Networking

Join us every last Thursday of the month for an evening of Networking and interesting conversations.

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23/05/2023 - 23/05/2023

Hi3 Story Lab Masterclass with Kevin Grist

Kevin Grist will be coming for a Hi3 Network Masterclass on production management, including budgeting and preparing an interactive production, including making projects at large scale.

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02/05/2023 - 02/05/2023

XR LAB: 360 Lab & Showcase

Check out a series of 360 degree artworks, created by the cohort of Screen South's 360 XR lab supported by Studio Radar.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Esther Fox & Kyle Jordan nominated for Shaw Trust’s DP 100

Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate, and Kyle Jordan, Curatorial Fellow with Curating for Change, have each been nominated for a place on the Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100 list.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

XR Lab: Music Videos in May

Applications are now open for Screen South, Folkestone Music, and Seaview Studios' new XR Lab: Music Videos in May! Apply now for your chance to create a music video for free using hi-tech facilities at Screen South's Digital Hub.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Culture Camps returns!

This Easter, Screen South's Culture Camps returns with fun & creative animation workshops for ages 9-16.

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14/03/2024 - 17/03/2024

XR Showcase: Immersive Sound

Discover how sound can take you on immersive journeys at this XR Showcase, exhibiting exciting surround-sound worlds created by our fantastic Digital Hub cohort.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Stored Out of Sight

Watch a film about the Stored Out of Sight exhibition, curated by Jack Guy, Curating for Change Fellow, and co-produced by seven people who are d/Deaf, Disabled, and Neurodivergent, exploring objects hidden in the store that relate to Hastings’ disability past.

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21/04/2024 - 27/05/2024

Origin (2023): Exclusive Screening

Don't miss an exclusive screening of Oscar-nominated Writer & Director Ava DuVernay's Origin (2024), taking place at Folkestone's own Silver Screen cinema.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

XR Lab & Showcase: Immersive Sound

Work with an immersive sound-based mentor to learn about the many ways we can use sound to create a fully immersive experience.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Curating Visibility Fellowships – Apply Now

Curating Visibility launches with our first Fellowship recruitment. Do you love museums and want to begin to pursue a curatorial career? Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent? Apply for Accentuate’s 15-month Curating Visibility Fellowships now. Deadline 8th February 2024.

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22/01/2024 - 05/02/2024

Digital Production Company/Freelancer opportunity

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a Digital Production Company/Freelancer to work with Screen South’s Accentuate Programme to make a series of 360 Virtual Film Exhibition Tours, as part of their ground-breaking Curating for Change project.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Folkestone Documentary Festival: Volunteers Needed

Folkestone Documentary Festival are looking for volunteers to help make this year's celebration the best yet.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South’s Remote-Access Board Meeting

Screen South breaks technological ground with remote-access robots for board meetings, marking a step into the future of digital accessibility and collaborative innovation.

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20/10/2023 - 20/10/2023

Folkestone Documentary Festival Industry Day

Want to know more about the UK documentary sector, funding sources, and meet creators and collaborators? This free day of panels, roundtables, and networking is open to all, regardless of experience.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

XR SHOWCASES: VR Art Exhibition

Join Screen South & Sean Rodrigo for a two-day XR Showcase exhibiting work created by our talented cohort.

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13/12/2023 - 13/12/2023

You See It, You Hear It, Let’s Clear It!

Explore and discover best practices and current trends in archive filmmaking and music clearances in this interactive workshop with Elizabeth Klinck.

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08/10/2023 - 27/05/2024

Dan Hawk Psychic Detective

Dan Hawk, an ex-detective turned writer, is re-instated onto the force after returning to his home town of Folkestone. A serial killer has donned the guise of Hawk’s most famous book creation, and has begun to kill people off one by one. Just who will be next?

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Kent BFI Film Academy 2023-24: Drop-in Sessions

Learn more about how the BFI Film Academy can support your ambitions at our online drop-in sessions.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South XR Art Showcases

Screen South is inviting applications from artists and visual creators to take part in two free workshops and showcases, to create new XR Art, which will be showcased in the UCA Brewery Tap exhibition space.

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27/05/2024 - 29/08/2023

RECRUITING: Curating for Change Project Manager

Screen South's Curating for Change programme is recruiting for a part-time Curating for Change Project Manager.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Recruiting New Board Members

Screen South is seeking to appoint up to 4 new Board Members to be part of a team of 6 current Members who support the MD and the Executive Team in shaping Screen South’s strategic direction. To find out more, click here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Hi3 Level 3 Festival

The Screen South Hi3 Level 3 Festival is a fun, fascinating exploration into playful media by and for autistic, learning disabled, and neurodivergent people. Click here to find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Hi3 Network Panel: How Writers Can Shape the Future of Immersive Storytelling

Join Screen South at the Folkestone Book Festival for our lates Hi3 Network Panel: How Writers Can Shape the Future of Immersive Storytelling. This free panel session invites writers, readers and audiences to think about their places in immersive storytelling. Click here to find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024
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Virtual Sheds – A Free Course

What’s missing from your Man Cave? Learn how to design and create your ideal hideaway in an animation world in this free six-week course.

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03/10/2022 - 03/10/2022

Kent BFI Film Academy 2022 – 2023 – Applications Now Open

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? If so, the Kent BFI Film Academy is for you. Click here to find out more. Deadline 10am, Mon 3rd Oct 2022

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

The Equity of Recruitment – A “Fair” Process? A Curating for Change Sector Forum

Join us at this online sector forum, aiming to equip delegates with tools on how to deliver an inclusive recruitment practice for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent applicants.

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18/10/2022 - 18/10/2022

Immersive and XR Documentary Sessions

Screen South and Crossover are teaming up to present a free half day Immersive and XR Documentary Event with inspirational speakers and panels from the best in international documentary VR, XR, and interactive projects, open to all. Click here to find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A statement from Screen South on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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18/10/2022 - 20/10/2022

Immersive and XR Documentary LAB

The Screen South Hi3 Immersive and XR Documentary Lab, delivered by Crossover, is a three-day incubation programme for creative teams to take a deep dive into the immersive documentary world and develop their own immersive documentary ideas under the guidance of a team of expert mentors. Click here to find out more

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13/09/2022 - 15/09/2022

BLACK RABBiT Live

BRiGHTBLACK invite you to join them on a weird ride through BLACK RABBiT. It’s the video game on everyone's lips but nobody is saying why!?! Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Estuary On Film – Introducing our Filmmakers

Introducing the successful filmmakers of the inaugural Estuary on Film - a regional talent development opportunity delivered by Screen South in partnership with Creative Estuary

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Open Doors Step Up – Calling all professional experts

As part of the’ Open Doors: Step-up’ project Screen South are looking for professional experts to lead discovery sessions for local people in Folkestone

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Hi3 3 Day Green Screen Lab

Working in Screen South’s new green screen studio, we are offering a select few a free 3 day Green Screen Lab where Digital and Creative practitioners will have the opportunity to learn about Green Screen production using Unreal Engine. Click here to find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Creative Folkestone Open Quarter – Screen South’s Gaming Lab

Join Screen South as part of the Hi3 Open Quarter. We invite you to join our free gaming lab and Green Screen open event from 10am - 5pm at the Digital Glassworks. Delve into our games station and play a mixture of retro pioneering games and more modern PC titles, alongside a number of VR experiences. Attendees will also have the chance to try out our new Green Screen Studio. Click here to find out more

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South’s 20th Anniversary and New Creatives’ Showcase Event

Screen South is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with an open to all Showcase Event on the 11th June. This event will showcase the 93 Film, Audio and Interactive pieces created as part of New Creatives South East. Click here to find out more and book your ticket.

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29/11/2021 - 10/01/2022

CFC – Curatorial Fellowships Apply Now

NOW RECRUITING - Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships, February 2022 to July 2023. Do you love museums and want to begin to pursue a career in curating? Do you define yourself as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent? Apply for Accentuate’s 18-month Curating for Change Curatorial Fellowships now.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Creative Robot at Hastings Contemporary

Are you a disabled person or someone with a long-term health condition? Perhaps you're still concerned about going into public spaces with the ongoing risk of Covid 19 or you find getting into public spaces difficult anyway due to your impairment. Do you also love visiting art galleries or taking part in creative activities? Find out more about the new Robot tours at Hastings Contemporary.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Launch Open Doors, Step-Up

Screen South launches a new exciting and free scheme for Folkestone town residents aged 16 and over. If your interests include making short videos on your phone, enjoying gaming, or you are fascinated by AR/VR or the world of sound, Screen South are here to support you in turning your hobby into a career. Find out more here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

JAM on the Marsh – Short Film Competition 2022

JAM on the Marsh, in collaboration with Screen South, has opened its short film competition, open to all residents, of any age or ability, in London and the South East. Click here to find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

University of Leicester and Culture &’s New Museum School Advanced Programme – Now Recruiting

We are pleased to help support our colleagues at the University of Leicester with the promotion of their latest recruitment for the next cohort of the New Museum School Advanced Programme, which offers fully funded MAs and the chance to be part of a wider movement for inclusive transformation to groups under represented in the sector. For more information, click here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

The Heritage Trust Network – Network Youth Forum

The Heritage Trust Network are setting up a Network Youth Forum for anyone aged 18-30 and interested in supporting their local community heritage projects. They want to ensure that under-represented young voices are heard in the heritage sector. To find out how you can get involved, click here:

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South launch Estuary on Film

Estuary on Film Short Film Commission is an exciting new talent development scheme, supported by Creative Estuary, which offers commissioning opportunities for emerging Artists/Filmmakers to produce creatively driven short film.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

JAM on the Marsh – A Series of Filmmaking Sessions

JAM on the Marsh and Screen South are very pleased to invite South East residents to apply to join five days of free Filmmaking Training Sessions for ages 16 plus, based at the Screen South, Digital Hub, Folkestone. Find out more and how to apply here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South Hi3 Immersive Storylab Workshop and Course

Find out more about the Screen South & BRiGHTBLACK VR and AR course, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and insight to design and explore innovative approaches to VR project/story development and world building.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

The Marsh: All In A Day’s Work

As part of Fifth Continent filmmaking, Screen South are producing a mini-documentary entitled The Marsh: All In A Day’s Work. Find out how you can get involved here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Curating for Change Launched

Curating for Change, a ground-breaking work placement programme for D/deaf and disabled curators in museums, launches today thanks to an award of £950,900.00 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Free Camera Workshops – Fifth Continent

Screen South are running a Camera Workshop in advance of our filming the Marsh Mosaic Event on Saturday 21st August. If you are intersted in attending the workshop or volunteering to help film the event, please click here for more information.

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20/10/2021 - 20/10/2021

Curating for Change Report launched: Disabled People Leading in Museums

Screen South, through our Accentuate Programme, is delighted to launch our report, Curating for Change: disabled people leading in museums. This is based on extensive consultation we have undertaken over the last year in preparation for the Curating for Change programme (subject to funding).

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Discover the New Creatives Interactive Projects, Now Available

As part of New Creatives South East, we recently commissioned 4 Interactive projects. Click here to find out more about how you can discover these unique pieces.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

D4D Future Perfect: Future Imperfect Mini Online Festival

‘Future Perfect; Future Imperfect’ Hybrids, Scroungers – or Just Phased Out? Friday 2nd July 2021, 2pm-4pm. Click here for more information

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Filming on the Marsh – Filmmaking Volunteers Needed

We are in search of volunteers to capture footage of a number of events taking place on the Marsh in Kent during June-August 2021.

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27/05/2021 - 10/06/2021

Screen South & South East Creatives presents: The Kent Film Sessions

Welcome to The Kent Film Sessions. A series of Industry Conversations with News & Networking. Our First Session is Thursday 27th May. Click here to find out more and register for your free place.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

New Creatives AUDIO Applications Now Open!

Apply now for an AUDIO New Creatives Commission. Click here to find out all the information

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Let’s Touch BASE: Discovering Collaboration Across Borders

Create Converge, together with BASE Conference, would like to invite you to join us, and an international pool of companies, in discussing and exploring international collaboration between creative, digital, and technologies companies in the EU.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

JAM on the Marsh Film Challenge – The Winners!

Watch the entries to the JAM on the Marsh Film Challenge and find out who came 1st.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Industry sessions in partnership with Screen South and Violet Pictures

South East Creatives, in partnership with Screen South, is running a series of Industry Sessions, open to all in Kent's Creative Sector. To find out more and to book onto these sessions, click here

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24/08/2021 - 11/10/2021

BFI Film Academy 2021-2022 – Now Open for Applications

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Interested in a career in the film industry? If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. Click here to find out how to apply. Deadline 5pm on Monday 11th October 2021

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Spirit Corp longlisted for Lumen Prize

New Creative piece ‘Spirit Corp’ by Sian Fan has been longlisted for the Lumen Prize.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

BBC Interactive Workshop – Find out more about the New Free BBC Interactive Tools and New Creatives Interactive

Sign up to our latest New Creatives Workshop in partnership with the BBC. Find out, direct from the BBC, about their new online Free Interactive Production Tools and how to apply for New Creatives Interactive - Deadline 8th October​

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

New Creatives Audio – Deadline Extended

We have re-opened the deadline for the New Creatives Audio Commissions. Click here to find out how you can apply. Deadline 3rd August Midday.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Screen South and Accentuate launch Curating for Change

Curating for Change, aims to tackle the underrepresentation of D/deaf and disabled people in our Museums, secures National Lottery funding. To find our more about the project click here.

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18/05/2020 - 06/07/2020

Funding opportunities NOW OPEN for New Creatives Film & Audio​

New Creatives is an exciting new talent development scheme that offers commissioning opportunities for emerging artists to create new artistic works in film, or audio or interactive media, designed for BBC platforms. Applications are now open for New Creatives to be commissioned by the BBC. Find out more.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Sir Quentin Blake Artwork sells out in seconds

The Quentin Blake art sale has now sadly ended, with each piece selling in seconds. Click here to find out more about this event.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Sir Quentin Blake supports Screen South’s Accentuate programme.

Sir Quentin Blake has generously donated 10 original artworks for sale to support Screen South’s Accentuate programme as part of the Artist Support Pledge. To find out more and how you can purchase an orignal Quentin Blake, click here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

A Year In The Life Of The Romney Marsh 2020

Screen South has been working with the local residents of the Romney Marsh area to create a film calender: A Year In The Life Of The Romney Marsh. Click here to see this month's entry and find out how you can get involved.

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26/04/2020 - 26/04/2020

GET ANIMATED!

We are excited to announce the next launch of New Creatives from the South East Region with GET ANIMATED:  being broadcast this Sunday 26 April 2020 on BBC4 at 10:55pm, and available to watch after BBC iPlayer. It will include works from four of our New Creatives; Sian Fan, Chris Dunlevy, Jordan Buckner and Catriona Carswell, with dark, amusing and creative animated examinations of our world.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Over Hawkinge

Are you interested in commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and Hawkinge's role in said Battle? We are planning to work with local community groups to make a project around this topic, lead by you. To find out how you can get involved, click here.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

JAM on the Marsh – Film Competition and Filmmaking Masterclasses

JAM on the Marsh and Screen South, with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund funded Fifth Continent, are launching an exciting new film making competition, open to residents of Kent or Sussex.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Fifth Continent – Film Calendar

Find out how you can get involved in creating the Fifth Continent - Film Calendar 2020

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

New Creatives Online

We are proud to annouce the first New Creatives Films and Audio pieces are now up online and being shown on BBC Four. Click here to find out how you can watch and listen to the next generation of Creatives.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Autumn Film Challenge – The Winners!

Watch the entries to the Fifth Continent Autumn Film Challenge and find out who came 1st.

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27/05/2024 - 27/05/2024

Kent in WW1 – The Whitehead Family

In August 2019, Screen South received a phone call from a lady called Patricia who was tracking down her family history and found something interesting on our Kent in WW1 Website.

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10/01/2019 - 27/05/2024

At the House of Commons: Meeting with policymakers, planning for the future

At our final event at the House of Commons with funders and policy makers, we made the case for all our project has achieved – and looked for the pledges that will embed the stories of deaf and disabled people in museums in the future.

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06/02/2019 - 10/03/2019

BBC & Screen South launch New Creatives

100 new and emerging artists across the South East will be commissioned to make fresh and innovative short films, audio and interactive works in a new talent development scheme being launched today by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.

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