The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
Guest blogger, Sabrina Parmar is a production assistant working for a media company via New deal of the Mind and Screen South. Her future aspirations are to work in the film industry.
Talent To Work is a great opportunity for someone like me who is finding it difficult to secure full time employment within the creative sector and could benefit from opportunities that could help me further my career in the film industry. After expressing an interest to be part of the scheme I was invited to attend the first Talent To Work event at the Open City Documentary Film Festival. The tickets were provided by Dartmouth Films and the festival was held in the busy heart of Bloomsbury at University College London. This film festival is dedicated to showcasing documentaries with powerful stories that matter to audiences and the festival programme offers audiences a wide range of themes from City Living to Crime Punishment to the section I saw, which was Obsessions. I saw three documentary shorts from this category in an intimate lecture theatre.
All three of the documentaries were incredibly interesting, particularly for me who is passionate about engaging with films, especially through film festivals such as these. Many film festivals take place over the year throughout the country and for filmmakers and fans their importance is paramount as they provide an arena where people can come together to demonstrate and explore new works and share their collaborative passions. Not only can I take away from this particular film festival a true joy in seeing these pocket real life documentaries but I also left the festival feeling inspired with ideas to further my passion for film and expand upon my own artistic expression.
I look forward to the next event for another socially, artistically and culturally engaging experience!
Other Talent To Work event partners include BAFTA, The Howard League, Thomson Reuters and the University of the Arts London. To find out more or if you are interested in getting involved in the Talent To Work programme, either as a member or as an events partner, please visit the website Talent To Work.