News, Events and Opportunities
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.
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.
Join us every last Thursday of the month for an evening of Networking and interesting conversations.
Christine Ubochi – The Solo Eclipse
New Creatives Alumni, Christine Ubochi 'The Skin I Move In' has recently been commissioned by Tour de Moon for her next short film, 'The Solo Eclipse'. Find out more and how you can support the project here.
Katie O’Hara – The BFI Film Academy to Elstree Studios
Find out more about one of our BFI Film Academy Alumni Katie O'Hara who is on her way to Elstree Studios
Twenty, Forty, Sixty
After the success of the Random Act ‘Digital Tattoo: Artefact 1’, Katie and Rebecca Dale-Everett have gone onto launch a successfull production company 'Kabecca Films' and have since created the dance piece ‘Twenty, Forty, Sixty’. Find out more about their journey here.
Jemima Hughes – Technology for Talking
Find out more about Jemima Hughes and Technology for talking. (How to speak when you don't have a voice.)
Charlie Tidmas from Folkestone to Features
Find out more about one of our BFI Film Academy Alumni Charlie who has carved out an impressive career so far leading him to write two feature film scrips, a short and sit-com bible.
Astrid Goldsmith – Quarantine
Find out more about local Animator Astrid Goldsmith and her commission for the BFI / BBC Animation 2018 talent scheme, Quarantine which Screen South Produced.
Ryan Bloom – Maidstone to LA
Find out more about one of our first BFI Film Academy Alumni who has carved out an impressive career so far leading him all the way to LA
BFI Kent Film Academy Alumni Georgia Thornton was selected by Trinity College London for Progress in her Arts Award achievements.
Mdhamiri Á Nkemi - BFI to Editor
Find out more about how BFI Kent Film Academy helped Mdhamiri Á Nkemi become a successful editor
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.
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.
Join us every last Thursday of the month for an evening of Networking and interesting conversations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
A statement from Screen South on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New Creatives AUDIO Applications Now Open!
Apply now for an AUDIO New Creatives Commission. Click here to find out all the information
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.
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.
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
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
Spirit Corp longlisted for Lumen Prize
New Creative piece ‘Spirit Corp’ by Sian Fan has been longlisted for the Lumen Prize.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifth Continent – Film Calendar
Find out how you can get involved in creating the Fifth Continent - Film Calendar 2020
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.
Autumn Film Challenge – The Winners!
Watch the entries to the Fifth Continent Autumn Film Challenge and find out who came 1st.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how you can enter the Kent Film Foundation Short Film Challenge and see our BFI Film Academy entries from this year’s Academy.
After her identical twin is eaten alive by a shark, Juliet tries to come to terms with her sister’s unconventional death via unconventional means… Find out how you can support “Departure Point” crowdfunding