ScreenSkills SkillUp Mentoring Programme delivered by TripleC DANC
About The Programme
This programme is supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery. ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries.
Who is the programme for?
Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent writers and directors can apply. You must be either currently working in the film and TV industry; or working in theatre or community arts and looking to use your transferable skills to break into film and TV.
Mentors will be screenwriters, directors, script editors or development producers; and a mix of disabled and non-disabled people.
What will I get out of it?
Benefits of mentoring include:
- Seeing things from another’s perspective
- Increasing your network
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Developing communication skills
- Learning from the ideas and experiences of someone who is different to you
- Using your creativity
- Boosting your job satisfaction
- A deeper appreciation of diversity and inclusivity
- Support with career progression
What is the commitment?
Our first group of mentees will be matched with their mentors in September 2021 and our second group will be matched in November. You will arrange with your mentor to meet for six 1-hour (online) mentoring sessions before the end of May 2022. You will also be expected to participate in online group sessions with the other mentees at the start, middle and end of the programme.
All meetings will take place online over Zoom. There is a budget to meet your access requirements.
ScreenSkills will require you to create a ScreenSkills profile online and to complete their brief online mentoring training course. TripleC can support you to do this.
How do I apply?
Please apply by sending us your CV and telling us:
- What would you like to get out of the programme? (250 words maximum)
- Who would be your ideal mentor and why? (250 words maximum)
- Your access needs (for the purposes of this application, and your participation in the programme)
You must also send us an example of your work:
- Writers – an example of your writing. This might be up to 10 pages of a script or up to 3 pages of prose/creative writing.
- Directors – a link to your showreel or a webpage with information about a production you’ve worked on.
You can send us your application in writing or as a short video or voice recording. Your video can be in English or British Sign Language.
Please email your application to [email protected] with SKILLUP as the subject by Monday 16th August at 5pm.
You must also complete our diversity and inclusion monitoring form at
We cannot accept your application unless you complete this.
Please let us know if you need any support with this or with any aspect of the application.
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