BBC FILM NETWORK
BBC site that streams short films from every genre, with feedback from a panel of associated industry professionals. They’re launching a downloads service very shortly.
BECTU is the independent union for those working in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure, interactive media and allied areas who are primarily based in the United Kingdom.
THE BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FOUNDATION
Funding body sponsored by Channel 4, offering burseries for projects, from shorts to features. They’re also launching a new documentary festival in Oxford in Summer 2006.
Subscription service for jobs in the UK tv industry, plus news and other resources.
The website for the film and television industry which provides information on all things film. It’s also possible to subscribe to Broadcast Magazine through this site.
The digital revolution continues, with material available for non-commercial use. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organisation that offers flexible copywright licences for creative works.
Disability Arts in London (DAIL) Magazine publishes news, views, previews and reviews of the work of disabled artists in London and beyond. It provides a forum where people can express different views about all aspects of disability arts.
Organisation running screenings throughout the year and in conjunction with festivals. They also run training, such as the popular DocHistory course.
FREE US-based community for documentary filmmakers who share information, leads and ideas via a mailing list, website and events.
EDN is a meeting point for professionals working with documentary film and television. EDN supports, stimulates and creates networks within the documentary sector in Europe.
Forum for documentary filmmakers who can easily upload there short documentaries onto the site free of charge to be viewed by all those who visit the site.
Kemps lists the contact details of over 40,000 companies operating in the film, TV and commercial production industries world wide – including over 10,500 in the UK.
A database listing all the jobs in the film world in a number of cities. Free to join this website offers valuable information and advice to filmmakers.
A great insider magazine for filmmakers, with a focus on global filmmaking including (of course) documentaries.
The NPA is the UK’s national membership and training organisation for independent new producers and filmmakers. The NPA is a Charity that provides access to contacts, information and advice regarding film production.
Pact is the UK trade association that represents and promotes the commercial interests of independent feature film, television, animation and interactive media companies.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an ‘Internet library,’ with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
Based in Glasgow and funded by Channel 4 and the BBC, this is an excellent resource for information on filmmaking.
An online community for filmmakers with daily email bulletins, including a Documentary Network. They have also produced a guide on funding: “How to get your Documentary Funded and Distributed”.
Skillset is the Sector Skills Council for the Audio Visual Industries (broadcast, film, video, interactive media and photo imaging).
News and resource site for student filmmakers to which links can be uploaded. You can also subscribe to a free magazine keeping you informed of all things film and student.
A free industry site with job postings and information. They also run a short film competition and festival called Super Shorts.