Action not words. Part funding body, part lobbying group, part training & networking facilitator, the Digital Orchard Foundation is designed to both pump-up and streamline the incredible work to support underrepresented groups happening in film and television, as well as to fill the gaps in current provision through new events, advocacy and training. To get involved in the Foundation, contact Kate Rolfe
EQUALITY IN FOCUS
Change the industry for the better, for good. Click here for your free equality training framework, including online tutorials to take, questions and perspectives to consider, an action plan to get you started, and a list of available resources the industry has to offer that support access and career progression. Email us to get future updates, event invites, and for more information on attending a new combined equality and mental health awareness training workshop.
OFF THE RECORD & TALENT BAR
We run events designed to help make new connections that will lead to work, focusing on transition moments in people’s careers. Off The Record is a series designed to share honest insights between those who hire and those struggling to get hired into the roles or projects they want. The Talent Bar is a platform designed to bridge between training, networking and peer-to-peer support. Sign up to our mailing list to get updates on future events.
Follow our social channels to read articles and watch recorded events that share what the industry is talking about, where action is being taken, and how knowledge and opportunities are being shared. Some of our recent highlights include our talk on shooting on film for new filmmakers at the BFI Future Film Festival, our Camerimage roundtable with IMAGO D&I, and our spotlight on trainee schemes with British Cinematographer (BSC).
We run various free expert-led training courses for camera and picture-post, designed for those facing barriers to starting or progressing their careers, and we coordinate across the industry to secure paying work opportunities. Email us for upcoming dates and more information.
We are always looking to work with people across the industry who can provide us with time, insight and contacts to progress the vision of the Foundation. Get in touch to see how you can get involved
VISION AND HISTORY
Read about our previous events and campaigns that led to the creation of the Foundation, how we might be able to help with your own projects, and our plans for the future.Read more here.