Females in Film

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Calling all budding female writers, directors and producers – Join Eastside’s Females in Film programme.

Do you have a script or film project you are working on and want to push it forward?

Eastside is running a mentoring project specifically for up and coming female filmmakers and writers with the potential for a £200 production budget.

Who can apply?

  • Anyone aged 17 to 25
  • People who identify as womxn
  • We are particularly encouraging applicants from a BAME background
  • You have a new or existing idea or project that you’re ready to take forward  

What’s the opportunity?

  • Over the course of 5 months, you will be paired with a mentor to meet once a month to push your project forward.
  • You will expand your network to meet a group of fellow mentees- You will showcase your work at a public event in March or April 2021
  • A potential £200 production budget

Females in Film mentoring scheme, offering ten young female filmmakers the opportunity to be professionally supported on an independent filmmaking project. The mentoring will culminate in a showcase event in late March/April. 

The second strand of Females in Film is a series of workshops, talks and panel discussions with industry professionals which aimed to give a taste of different roles and the opportunity to meet women working in the field. We are currently adapting these workshops due to COVID-19 and hope these will be a mix of online and offline sessions as well as the chance to make new contacts. There will be a separate application form for this opportunity in 2021. 

Mentoring Dates: 


Friday 25th September 2020 – Deadline to Apply 

7th / 8th Oct 2020 – Interviews take place

Evening 4th OR 5th Nov 2020 – Kick-off meeting with Mentees (Via Zoom)

10th/11th/12th Nov – First meeting with Mentors 

Nov to March – Mentee working on script/idea/film 

Regular Meetings with a mentor – once a month

Late March/April 2021 – Showcase event – Date TBC

Female in Film workshops will happen in March 2021 with more details to follow. 

How to apply?

There are two forms to fill out. One for your personal information and one that explains your project idea.

Fill out your personal information form here, or follow the link below (apply online)

Download your project application form here and email your completed written application form to applications@eastside.org.uk with your full name and Females in Film Mentoring in the subject line.

You must fill out both forms, information and application in order to successfully apply.





Want to book or have questions?

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