Launching Screen Ashford!

Screen South, Ashford Borough Council & Borderpoint Films present

The film and TV industry need fresh talent from Ashford like YOU!

With the British Film Institute forecasting a need for nearly 21,000 new crew members by 2025 and the highly anticipated Ashford International Studios on the horizon, now is a great time to prepare for future opportunities in the film and television industry. Screen Ashford needs fresh talent and experienced industry professionals to make it happen! 

Screen South, in partnership with Ashford Borough Council and Ashford-based film company Borderpoint Films, is proud to announce the launch of Screen Ashford, an innovative initiative designed to nurture and develop the next generation of industry professionals and provide a network for the region’s industry professionals. This programme offers a range of exciting events and labs for all ages over the next year along with training activities specifically for residents, workers, and students in the Ashford borough. 

Screen Ashford’s plans to nurture a new generation of industry professionals include a range of exciting opportunities for people living, working, or studying in the Ashford borough and neighbouring areas. Whether you’d like to get behind the camera, work in the editing suite, or manage production schedules, Screen Ashford wants to help you turn passion into profession. 

Screen South is very excited to support Screen Ashford in screen activities in the Ashford area. There has been a lot of talk about future opportunities in the area – so it’s great to be working with local industry partner Borderpoint Films and the Council to lay out opportunities that will give pathway opportunities and a chance for the local industry to come together” said Jo Nolan, Managing Director of Screen South. 

Summer Screen Programme

Kicking off the programme is Screen Ashford’s inaugural Summer Screen, an exciting initial programme of events and workshops (detailed below), with further events & workshops to be announced later on for the Autumn season. 

3-Day Film School (18+, 12 places)

A practical script-to-screen introductory programme run in partnership with Production Company Borderpoint Films. 

Fridays 12th, 19th and 26th July 2024 – 10am to 5pm  

RG Studios, Ashford. 

Borderpoint Films is a Kent-based independent production company founded by experienced creatives who have created more than 100 hours of factual television across a range of formats. Their work has reached audiences across the UK and internationally, including via BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic Channel, Vancouver Film Festival, and more. 

Short Film Screenings

Wed 17 July 2024
7pm - 8:pm
Ashford Cinema, elwick place

A 1-hour screening of short films made in and around Kent.

Screen Ashford Network Launch

wed 24 july 2024
7pm - 9pm
ashford cinema, elwick place

Featuring a Q&A with an industry professional. 

Film Competition Launch

Thu 25 july 2024

Screen Ashford will commission 4 short films (3mins) to be made in and around Ashford, each with a £3000 contribution. 

Intro to Creating VR Projects

05 & 06 August2024
10am - 5pm
Virtual recreation,
elwick place

These workshops are for 18+ participants only. 

Film Culture Camps

7 and 8 august 2024
10am - 4pm

Making a film in 2 days – for 14 to 17 years old, 20 places. 

If you’d like to know more/sign up to any of the opportunities listed above, please email info@screensouth.org to express your interest.