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C.L.R. James documentary selected to screen at the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York City

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our film on C.L.R. James has been selected as part of the 25th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival being held in New York City from November 24 to December 10, 2017.  More details are available on the festival website here. This is the first film to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born revolutionary C.L.R. James who died in Brixton in 1989. For information about future screenings, please visit our knowledge portal here. The DVD is available in our online shop here. We also have NTSC versions for those outside the UK  here.

WORLDbytes feature in Arsenal FC’s Matchday Programme

We are delighted to feature in Arsenal’s Matchday Programme. The Arsenal Foundation has supported WORLDbytes innovative VIEWSBOX project, to upskill young people to film and interview the public on key issues from freedom to homelessness. Click here to read more.

Idox Innovation Awards

It’s not just our volunteers that our picking up awards, our charity is too. WORLDwrite’s ‘Young Citizen TV Makers’ project has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ at the Idox Innovation Awards. The project was selected by the Awards Panel based on our ability to demonstrate a creative and forward-thinking approach to improving the life of our community.

In the words of the panel, “Young Citizen TV Makers was a professional project which demonstrated wide scope, impressive reach, good partnership working and the ability to teach valuable skills to young people.”

Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

Congratulations to Danish Khairul, Morgan Wroe, Antony Farag, Hleb Voukau and Natalia Kosmala for their Jack Petchey Achievement Award and for all their hard work.

FESTIVAL WINNING VIDEO: CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CREW

Congratulations to all crew who helped make our spoof series on immigration. We have just heard that we won Best Activist Fiction at the Radical Film Festival! We’re delighted too with the below comment from the judges. You can watch the video here.

NEW PARTNERS: Bett Futures 2017

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Bett Futures 2017, the home of the world’s most inspiring ed-tech start-ups. This is a very exciting opportunity for our volunteer-learner crews to be part of. The details are here and we hope we’ll see many of you there.

NEW VOLUNTEERS INTRODUCTORY EVENING: Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm

If you are interested in becoming a WORLDwrite-WORLDbytes volunteer and Citizen TV maker, this introductory evening is for you. On the night we’ll give you an overview of our work, explain our training package and answer your questions. This meeting is a must for everyone wishing to film with us at the Battle of Ideas, a highly acclaimed annual festival of ideas held at the Barbican on 28th & 29th October. Click here to apply.

CAMERA TRAINING: Saturday 14th October, 10am-6pm

This is an intensive training day where you will learn the basics of camera-work, lighting and sound for shooting debates at the Battle of Ideas. Volunteers wishing to take part need to have submitted an application form available here and attended an introductory evening. Existing volunteers, who wish to ‘top up’ on camera skills, please email us, to see if there are spaces.

FILMING DEBATES ESSENTIAL TRAINING DAY: Sunday 15th October, 10am-6pm

This is a key day for all volunteers filming at the Battle of Ideas, to understand how we will shoot debates, to discuss the logistics, lay out, set up, crew rota and timings. The day will end with a visit to the Barbican to understand set up and layout. Please let Marisa Pereira know straight away if you wish to be considered for a place on the crew.

CAMERA PRACTICE FOR THE BATTLE OF IDEAS: Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October, 1.30pm-5pm OR 7pm-10pm

These practice sessions are only available to the Battle of Ideas volunteer-shooters. Please email Marisa Pereira to see if there are any spaces available.

BATTLE OF IDEAS PREPARATION: Saturday 23rd October, 10am-1pm OR 2pm-5pm OR 7pm-10pm

At these sessions, we will do lots of last-minute tasks, to ensure we have everything ready for the Battle of Ideas Festival. This will include, equipment prep, stall prep, props and much more. If you wish to help out, do let us know.

SHOOT WEEKEND: The Battle of Ideas Festival, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October, 8am-8pm

WORLDbytes are thrilled to be the key media partners once again for this year’s Battle of Ideas festival taking place at the Barbican. Our Citizen TV School will take a large professional crew of volunteer-shooters to film at least 20 of the debates over the weekend. This is a unique opportunity to gain professional film experience, take part in thought-provoking debates, while getting credited on the programmes filmed too. Volunteer-shooters must be able to attend the full festival weekend, take part in the specialist training day and attend two practice sessions. For more information about the Battle of Ideas festival, click here. Please note that all volunteer shooters will be provided with a free festival weekend pass, travel expenses within London and refreshments. If you wish to take part please email Marisa Pereira right away as places will be confirmed and registered on a first-come-first-served basis.

1917 Russian Revolution Film Launch

We do hope you can join us on Saturday 28th October at 1.30pm in the Barbican’s Cinema 2, for the premiere of 1917: Why the Russian Revolution Matters. To mark the centenary of October 1917, this documentary brings to life humanity’s greatest experiment in social change, through compelling interviews, incisive analysis and extraordinary archive. It explores the context, causes and consequences of 10 days that shook the world and went on to define politics and international relations through the rest of the twentieth century. After the screening, there will also be a Q&A with Ceri Dingle, the director of the film, Philip Cunliffe, lecturer and author of Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution and Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, writer on politics. To watch the trailer, click here. For screening details, click here. For full details and tickets click here.

Film Screening & Discussion with Co-Director of Every Cook Can Govern:  Sunday 5th November, 10am

Our C.L.R. James film will feature at the Liberating Arts festival arranged with the General Federation of Trade Unions in Exeter on Sunday 5th November from 10am. Ceri Dingle will run a workshop on the film to consider: James’ belief in agency, his love of Shakespeare, Marxism, movies and cricket, his revelations on the slave revolts, anti-colonialism and opposition to World War II. Ceri will also talk about the making of a historical documentary, crowd filming, the use and abuse of history, reinvigorating conceptions of man as history maker and film as a learning tool. This workshop will take place in Exeter (Room TS3 Alexander Building – New North Road, EX4 4LA) and you can book your tickets here.

Brighton Premiere of Every Cook Can Govern: Saturday 11th November, 4pm

Join us on Saturday 11th November at 4pm at the BMECP Centre (10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE) for the Brighton premier of Every Cook Can Govern. This free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Co-Director Ceri Dingle. Please note, this screening looks set to fill up very quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment. Places are easy to book here. Refreshments will also be available.

ADMINISTRATION VOLUNTEERS WEDNESDAYS 11AM ONWARDS

There is always a voluminous amount of administrative work to be done at our centre, from promotion to research. If you are able to volunteer on any Tuesday or Wednesday please contact us and we’ll rope you in to great effect. We provide references for all volunteers who put the time in to help out. Please email Marisa Pereira if you are available.

Work Experience, placements and internships

As well as our regular volunteer-learner packages, we are delighted to now offer bespoke opportunities to would be interns, students seeking work experience or work placements. You will need to complete our online application here and email us explaining your interest and needs. Opportunities are filling up fast for this summer and even for the autumn, so do get in touch fast, if this interests you.

ON CALL CREWS FOR SHOOTS: WE REGULARLY NEED SHOOTERS & AUDIENCES FOR PROGRAMMES AT SHORT NOTICE

If you would like to join our on-call crew please email Marisa Pereira.

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