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E17 Films and Emerging Talent CIC and Foundation for Future London, in association with Waltham Forest College, present Future Film Focus: Digital Skills 2023, a joint venture to promote emerging young talent in the Creative Industries.


The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 29th November 2023, 2pm – 5pm at Waltham Forest College, featuring national skills agencies, large-scale employers, training agencies, and mentor networks for young people interested in post-production and digital skills needed for roles in editing, special effects, visual effects, animation, virtual reality, 3D design, gaming and others.

The event will be composed of the ‘Be Strategic’ panel of notable organisations such as - Microsoft (the largest worldwide vendor of computer software), CTVC (multi-BAFTA-winning and Grierson nominated independent production company), and ScreenSkills (UK organisation investing in future animation, film, TV, VFX and games industries.

The second “Be Inspired” panel, features young creatives in film and television. Noted among them are - Melissa Cofie (Freelance Production Coordinator), Lauren Smith (Multi-skilled Technical Operator BBC World Service), and Nick Ransom (TV journalist, Ad hoc assistant producer and neurodiversity advocate).

Liza Fletcher, Co-Director of E17 Films CIC and founder of the Future Film Focus strand, commented: “This year’s event will focus on reaching out to under-represented communities who identify as neurodivergent and dyslexic with creative skills. I am delighted to have the support of Foundation for Future London and Waltham Forest College, which allows us to train a cohort of approximately 70 students to deliver an event, which provides life-changing opportunities to young creatives from across East London.”

Waltham Forest College students are set to gain transferrable skills and invaluable work experience from event planning and organising. Students will receive training leading up to the event in event management, hospitality, social media, event filming evaluation, monitoring and photography. In addition, they will also receive training from industry experts and professionals to help develop and improve their career prospects.

Janet Gardner, CEO and Principal of Waltham Forest College, says:
Waltham Forest College is delighted to partner with Future Film Focus. This exciting event will bring together key employers and professionals and showcase the career opportunities available to young people in the Digital Sectors.”

For more information, or if you would like to exhibit or attend the event, please email FutureFilmFocus@gmail.com

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