RESOURCES

Our resources are for organisations and individual practitioners in the Film Access Sector.

The resources below are aimed at supporting organisational and workforce development, as well as keeping practitioners informed on key issues that affect the Sector.

Education Scotland: What are Creativity Skills?

Creativity can be thought of as the colour that brings Curriculum for Excellence to life. The four core creativity skills run throughout the four capacities and are integral to the meta skills which are increasingly important in today’s workplace. The development of creativity skills is a responsibility of all educators and the infographic What […]

GTC Scotland’s Creativity in learning and teaching: a professional guide for teachers

GTC Scotland, the independent professional and regulatory body for teaching in Scotland, has released Creativity in learning and teaching: a professional guide for teachers. The guide was written in partnership with the National Creative Learning Network. Embedding creative learning and teaching is important as Scotland prepares its young people for life and work in an […]
BFI Skills Review

BFI Skills Review 2022

Dramatic growth in production in the UK has led to crew shortages at all levels. In light of the significant challenges facing the sector, in 2021 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) called on the BFI to undertake a skills review, focusing on scripted film and high-end television physical production. […]

Greening Scotland’s Screen Industry Report

Research identifying the appropriate means, opportunities and instruments for Screen Scotland to promote stronger mitigation of carbon emissions in the screen sector. Link to full report: https://www.screen.scot/funding-and-support/research/greening-scotlands-screen-industry

Film Hub Scotland’s Education in Cinema Survey

Based on a broad survey carried out by Film Hub Scotland March—May 2022, the survey investigated film education provision for under-25s across Scotland. Link: https://bloom-digital.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/film-hub-scotland/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/14135356/FHS_Education_in_Cinema_Survey_Report.pdf

Accessibility

Making your films and/or video content more accessible to audiences with disabilities. Matchbox’s How to source, edit and screen subtitle files This is a guide to using the most widely accessible, free resources online to produce quality descriptive subtitles in the interest of equal access for all. https://inclusivecinema.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Matchbox-Cine-_-Subtitling-Training-Resource.pdf Kapwing – caption your videos […]

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Film Access organisations must ensure that some workers are not treated less favourably than others. Gender Pay Gap The gender pay gap exists because women earn significantly less than men over their careers. As women are still regarded as the primary care giver, their work choices can be limited to typically lower-paid and […]

Fair Work

In 2021, the Scottish Government published an action plan reflecting its strategic approach to help achieve the 2025 vision for Fair Work. Fair Work is: work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. It balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. Below are some recommendations for […]

USEFUL LINKS

  • Advice and information for setting up local screen facilities:
    Regional Screen Scotland
  • Support for creative and professional development of new and emerging writers, directors and producers
    Short Circuit
  • Find out more about various film and TV roles and training opportunities
    Screen Skills
  • Skills development opportunities for crew in Scotland
    BECTU Vision
  • Support (including free training) for the global Film and TV industry to reduce the environmental impacts of production and to create content that supports a vision for a sustainable future: albert
  • Consultancy, carbon management training, guidance, and a range of programmes supporting the development of artistic practices that address sustainability and climate change: Creative Carbon Scotland
  • Guidance in developing sustainable practices within the art department in film productions: BECTU Working Sustainably within Art Department