What does it involve?
Watching a lot of films, of course! Depending on the number of entries, it will range between 3 to 6 hours of film watching per screening. Don’t worry, we won’t give them to you all at once!
When you’ve watched the films you will discuss them with other members of the panel and together choose the ones you think would be good to show on the night. All you need for that is to be open minded and able to express your opinion as well as listen to that of others. All opinions are welcome as long as they are constructive. You will also be asked to write some feedback to filmmakers who haven’t been selected and who requested feedback.
In terms of practicalities, the main thing you need to consider is whether you have the time to watch the films and meet with the rest of the panel twice within that month. For example, to programme the June Filmed Up, you will receive your films around 15 April and will have your first meeting on the week of 25 April, with a follow up the week after if you haven’t chosen all the films (which is more than likely). Attending the meeting – which usually last a couple of hours – is crucial for the panel to make decisions together, so think carefully about whether you can commit that amount of time.
Do I need to have any experience?
No, but an interest in watching short films is always good as this is a big part of what you will have to do. You need to be willing to watch the good, the bad and the ugly, and give an honest opinion in a constructive manner. You don’t need to be a filmmaker or have any experience in programming. Members of the HOME team will be on hand to help you navigate through the world of film programming, and will give you advice and guidance, should you need or want it.
To get involved
All you need to do is fill in the Filmed Up 2016 Panel form before Mon 7 April, 12:00. The form will ask for:
- Your details, including your age (as it is for over 18’s only)
- A short paragraph about why you would like to be part of the Filmed Up Programming Team and what you can bring to the panel
- Your usual availability. Please be realistic about this, it is crucial that you attend the programming meetings, which will be set according to the panel’s availability. Please don’t apply if you think you won’t be able to commit to them.
- Whether you have internet access
How can I find out more?
Please use the comments section below if you have any questions. You can also attend an information meeting (29 Mar, 18:30) where Isabelle Croissant, our Digital & Creative Development Programme Manager, and members of the current programming panel will be on hand to answer your questions. If you want to check the films that have been shown before, have a look at our Filmed Up Dropmark playlist.
Just fill in our Filmed Up online form.