Doc Society's head has been thoroughly turned by, of all things, a government minister. But Taiwan’s Audrey Tang is no ordinary minister as evidenced by her self description as a ‘conservative anarchist’ who works with and not for the government.
She played a key role in Taiwan’s shockingly successful Covid response. Only 12 people have died there due to the pandemic, requiring no lockdown, which makes heart-breaking reading for citizens from the UK, US, Brazil and India (this week our thoughts are with you, our Indian friends).
Doc Society’s Jess Search was l-l-lucky enough to interview her for the (rather good) Skoll World Forum last week and yesterday she spoke at the CPH:Dox Rebuild:Democracy conference.
At the heart of Audrey’s philosophy is a belief that democracy will only be rescued by ...more democracy because “the key is this ability to listen at scale, so that anyone with a good idea can very quickly amplify it through official channels to the entire country.”
She has put in place platforms to facilitate unprecedented citizen engagement which compared to voting every 5 years has massively increased the ‘bit rate’ of democracy. She is optimistic that fake news and societal divisions can be overcome with more transparency, some comedians and disabling reply buttons. What a tonic!
It’s just possible that her ability to think outside boxes is in part because she is also the world’s first openly trans minister. Describing herself as post-gender she finds binaries of all kinds restrictive and unhelpful.
Read on, refreshed and determined to find, make, fund and watch narratives to explode binaries and increase participation whilst enjoying our Taiwanese playlist and our April news.
Amazing - A Mei Chang
Sa-Hah - Jam Hsiao
Queen of Queens - Miss Ko
Like Boom Boom Ft. Ella - Nine One One
Pond Side - Juan-Juan Zou
Ugly Beauty - Jolin Tsai
Machi Didi 2.0 - MDD
BFI DOC SOCIETY NEWS
Announcing Made of Truth Funded Short Documentaries
With delight we announce a new slate of short documentaries supported through the Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund as part of BFI NETWORK, made possible with funding from the National Lottery.
These stories come straight from the heart and hold a mirror to our world today. In the mix are courageous films reflecting Black British experience across policing and mental health and accounts of anti-blackness faced by key workers. We delve into the enduring power of community; journey through 16mm infused visions of trade, cultures and living spaces in England today; marvel at how one poet harnesses the power of language to rise up against trauma; step into a child shoes as they experience mass forced migration; and examine environmental threats through the eyes of Canvey islanders, indigenous people in the Pakaraima Mountains and dedicated young bird watchers in urban environments. Plus we explore identity and joyful self discovery in films that challenge normative tropes with aplomb. These films are made of truth.
It is an honour to be working alongside these talented new and emerging voices of British documentary filmmaking and their collaborators, and we look forward to audiences feasting their eyes on all of this great non-fiction work very soon.
We will be reopening the Made of Truth BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund in June 2021, get ahead by reading the guidelines here.
#BLACKBOYJOYGONE Dir. Ashley Karrell and Isaac Ouro-Gnao | Prod. Melanie Abrahams
#BlackBoyJoyGone is a hybrid documentary by and for black men on mental health, sexual trauma, healing and finding strength within a collective brotherhood.
THE BLACK COP | Dir. Cherish Oteka | Prod. Emma Cooper
One Black former police officer relives his experience of being both the victim and perpetrator of racism in the police force.
CHILD OF POLYCRITUS | Dir. Lauren John Joseph | Prod. Luke W Moody
A humorous, effervescent historiography in which a mythological baby, a nail salon, and cinematic portraits combine to show both timely and atemporal tales of gender nonconformity.
FINDING ‘APPINESS Dir. Natasha Hawthornthwaite | Prod. Scott Bradley
In a quiet Northern town, a young filmmaker and a 77-year-old fashionista embark on a colourful journey of self discovery.
HANGING ON | Dir. Alfie Barker | Prod. Hollie Bryan
A creative documentary spotlighting the strength of community in a neighbourhood united when faced with eviction.
MIRROR WITH A MEMORY | Dir. Paul Daly | Prod. Jacqui Davies
Sometimes film is a mirror, all film is memory. This film is both mirror and memory of six unprecedented years, in England.
PEMON | Dir. Brandon Ra Pestano, Animation Director. Elmaz Ekrem | Prod. Paul Dubois
A mixture of documentary and animation exploring the spiritual beliefs of the PEMON Indigenous People in Venezuela, a threatened culture who inhabit the lands surrounding the Eastern Tepuis of the Guiana Shield, one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. A land famous for its table mountains, lost in time above the clouds.
PROJECT DASTAAN: CHILD OF EMPIRE | Dir. Erfan Saadati | Prod. Sparsh Ahuja
Project Dastaan: Child of Empire is an animated VR documentary experience which puts you inside the shoes of a 7 year old child during the largest forced migration in human history, the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.
RAGE IN MANY LANGUAGES | Dir. Be Manzini | Prod. Mia Bays
In lockdown, poet and filmmaker Be Manzini finds that her grief, isolation and rage collide. But through writing and somatic therapy work she is able to maintain a sense of self, stay creative and form a language to respond to the trauma. It’s here we join her journey as a poet giving other women permission to speak of their rage in a backdrop of personal/global grief.
SKYWARD | Dir. Jessica Bishopp | Prod. Laura Shacham
Two young bird watchers attempt to raise awareness of conservation and climate change in their local communities, while dealing with the challenges of teenage life.
UNTIL THE TIDE CREEPS IN | Dir. Jessi Gutch | Prod. Alice Hughes
Trapped behind a crumbling sea wall and within a deadly chemical hazard range, a group of islanders gather evidence of corporate manslaughter for the disaster they fear is inevitable. History repeats itself in this hybrid documentary; playing with fiction, time and trauma to imagine the future disaster potentially set to befall Canvey Island - again.
WEATHERING | Dir. Leon Oldstrong | Prod. Emma Norton
Two Black key workers share their experiences of anti-Blackness within British society in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, government lockdown, and the global Black Lives Matter movement.
Made possible with support from the National Lottery which raises £30 million each week for good causes across the UK.
WE ARE HIRING!
BFI Doc Society Business Affairs Executive, UK-based
Are you a legal dynamo? A devil for the detail? Do you know your way around film contracts like the back of your hand?
This is a key role at the UK’s flagship fund for feature documentary, negotiating production finance agreements and providing business affairs advice to the Fund and its awardees.
This is a full-time role, contracted to 5 days a week, and the role is a fixed-term contract for one year, with the possibility of extension. Doc Society is currently experimenting with a four day working week.
Doc Society supports independent documentary filmmakers globally, helping them to produce transformational documentary films. In the UK Doc Society manages the BFI Doc Society Fund, the country’s flagship fund for feature documentaries.
Find out more and make an application here before Tuesday 11 May at 10am BST.
BFI Doc Society Support Programme Manager (maternity leave cover), UK-based
We are seeking a super organised Support Programme Manager (maternity leave cover) to oversee the BFI Doc Society Fund’s Support Programme strategy, delivery and budgets.
The right person will be an experienced project manager who is knowledgeable about the UK independent film sector and be motivated to help build the UK documentary filmmaking community with a firm focus on equity, inclusion and talent development. The role oversees the smooth running of all the processes involved in administering the BFI Doc Society Fund from the application system through to filmmaker enquiries, reporting requirements and communications.
Take a look at our website here for a full job description and to apply before Tuesday 11th May at 10am BST.
Film Officer, New York based
Are you passionate about documentaries in all its glorious incarnations? Can you spot a good film on the page and help make it a great film on the screen?
We’re looking for a new Film Officer to join our team in the US office. Based in NY the Film Officer will be working across the New Perspectives Fellowship, the Threshold High Impact Documentary Circle consultancy, working with our brilliant cohort of Good Pitch filmmakers in the US and many more. Looking for a true friend of the filmmaker who can bring their editorial smarts to the game and thrives in the indie filmmaking world.
Find out more and make an application here. (please note must be eligible to work in the USA)
Impactful Shoes, Impact Lab Essentials! Matching Doc Soc team sneakers at Global Impact Producers Assembly, IDFA 2018
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR DOC SOCIETY’S IMPACT DISTRIBUTION ESSENTIALS LAB NOW OPEN!
Are you working on an amazing documentary film and need some inspiration to plan your impact campaign? Would you like to talk through how COVID-19 is changing the distribution and impact landscape? We are inviting 20 global Impact Producers to join the Doc Society team for our Impact Distribution Essentials Lab from 14 - 17 June 2021. Join us for four virtual sessions of conversation and debate with fellow IP’s from around the world who are working at the intersection of storytelling and impact.
Applications are open now and we would love to hear from you whether it's your first campaign or your fifth; whether you are working with a short film, a TV series or feature doc; from inside a production company, as a freelancer or working with film from within a NGO. During the 4-day participatory gathering, we will share ideas and resources, pour over case studies and dissect effective strategies for using independent documentary film as a tool for social or environmental change.
In the context of new politics and social movements defining 2021 as well as the shadow of the ongoing global pandemic - never has the work of Impact Producers been more urgent and more useful. Let’s do this work smarter, together.
There is no fee to apply nor to participate in the Lab. Instead, we would like to support you to be able to take part with a small contribution towards your time.
The Impact Distribution Essentials Lab is made possible with the generous support of the Creative Europe programme - MEDIA, Screen Australia, Ford Foundation and Swedish Postcode Foundation.
Apply here: https://docsociety.org/impact-lab/
Deadline: 21st May 2021, 5pm CEST
GOOD PITCH LOCAL BACK IN ACTION FOR 2021
Exciting times on the Good Pitch Local front as we announce three editions coming later this year. We are working with partners that are old friends and making some new relationships along the way and we hope you will be a part of it too.
First up is a return to the City of Brotherly Love for Good Pitch Local Philadelphia on July 27 with Presenting Partner PhillyCAM. This fall we are revisiting Detroit on September 14 with Presenting Partners Detroit Narrative Agency and Trinity Films Entertainment Group. And finally, we are so excited to bring Good Pitch to Puerto Rico for the very first time in December with Presenting Partner ADocPR.
As of now, applications are open for Good Pitch Philadelphia - apply HERE through May 5. Applications for Detroit will open in early May and Puerto Rico in late summer, keep an eye out in future newsletters for more information on those cycles. If you have any questions about this year’s program please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Pitch Local is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
WHAT’S YOUR PERSPECTIVE?
There’s still a bit of time to get your film ideas in for the New Perspective Fellowship. The fellowship offers a two year artist development opportunity supporting daring new works by US-based directors, including Puerto Rico and U.S. territories, who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or as members of historically underrepresented communities including race, religion, geographic region, physical ability, or citizenship status who dedicated to the art and craft of creative nonfiction.
You can find more info here. The last date to apply is May 10th, we can’t wait to hear from you!
In Zoom action at the Skoll World Forum 2021
Doc Society at Skoll World Forum
Megha Agrawal Sood, the Head of our Climate Story Unit, hosted a conversation with Dr. Susie Wang of Climate Outreach, Reverend Kyle Meyaard-Schaap of Evangelical Environmental Network, and Magid Magid of Union of Justice at the Skoll World Forum. Catch the recap here.
We heed the words of Magid Magid (director of Union of Justice) “Storytelling engenders empathy..it inspires you to take action. People want to push reports and facts, and all of that is amazing..but if we’re pushing for action, storytelling- arts and culture, is the vehicle to propel us into doing that”
Join the conversation with us at CPH:DOX
We are so thrilled to see this year’s CPH:DOX programming puts a spotlight on climate and biodiversity. You can catch the Doc Society team during the following sessions:
29th April // 4:30 PM CEST // CREATING VISIONS OF A MORE CLIMATE JUST AND BIODIVERSE FUTURE - Megha Agrawal Sood in conversation with Fatima Ibrahim (Green New Deal UK), Michael Premo (Water Warriors, Sandy Storyline, Veterans Coming Home) and Maya Newell (Gayby Baby and In My Blood It Runs)
29th April // 5:30 PM CEST // HOW TO TELL THE POSITIVE CLIMATE STORY - Shanida Scotland in conversation with Phie Ambo, Director of 70/30.
30th April // 3:00 PM // CLIMATE STORYTELLING + THE REIMAGINING OF POSSIBILITIES - Jessica Edwards & Shanida Scotland host three rapid fire workshops on what is needed to move the industry beyond a monoculture of climate narratives and how to better engage diverse audiences & deliver meaningful impact. Come and discuss!
Still of Xavier Alford from Locked In: Breaking the Silence
BAFTA Nominations Incoming!
Amazing news just in that BFI Doc Society Funded awardee LOCKED IN: BREAKING THE SILENCE (dir. Xavier Alford, Prod. Colette Hodges, Sacha Mirzoeff, Poppy Goodheart) has been nominated for not one, but two BAFTAs for Best Single Documentary and Best Director (Factual). Congratulations to the whole team, and catch the film on BBC Storyville here.
Made of Truth Shorts Out in the World
Well done to the dedicated team behind BFI Made of Truth supported short Imogen (directed by Lola Young and Matt Shea, produced by Margo Mars and Alma Har’el) which has won the Anti Stigma Award of the 2021 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
And congrats to Made of Truth awardee An Intermission (directed by Edwin Mingard, produced by Elizabeth Benjamin), which has been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. Every longlisted work will feature in the publication Future Now and exhibited in the Future Now Symposium. Available to view (with Aesthetica Film Festival Accreditation) between: 28th April-1st May and then on demand during May. We’ll be tuning in!
Red Herring is a Whickers Finalist
Great to see that BFI Doc Society Fund awardee Red Herring (directed by Kit Vincent, produced by Ed Owles and Dea Gjinovci) has been selected to pitch for The Whickers Film & TV Funding Award. They have a chance of winning £80,000 at Sheffield Doc/Fest Online 2021.
See You at the Doc/Fest MeetMarket
We’re delighted to see a number of BFI Doc Society Fund supported projects participating in this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket which will host 55 projects from 31 different countries. They include: Is There Anybody Out There? (directed by Ella Glendining, produced by Janine Marmot) and Red Herring (directed by Kit Vincent, produced by Ed Owles and Dea Gjinovci). Untitled Digital Privacy Project (Directed by Kate Stonehill and Produced by Steven Lake and Sorcha Bacon), recipients of our BFI Doc Society Production SOS Fund, are also participating. More titles to be announced!
A transformative chance for these filmmakers to connect with the wider industry, pitch their projects and find their way to potential new partners. Go teams! See the full line up of films participating in MeetMarket here. BFI Doc Society Production Manager Hannah Bush Bailey will be present and looking forward to hearing about new projects.
Also at Sheffield Doc/Fest..
Great to see that the closing night film announced for Sheffield Doc/Fest (ahead of their main programme announcement on May 12th) will be the World Premiere of The Story of Looking (directed by Mark Cousins and produced by Mary Bell and Adam Dawtry). The film was a recipient of the BFI Doc Society SOS Production Fund which supported productions interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Sheffield Doc/Fest announce their full programme line up in May.
Still featuring French Vietnamese Journalist Tran To Nga with a child. From The People vs Agent Orange
The People vs. Agent Orange Awarded 2021 OAH Erik Barnouw Award
We’re thrilled to learn that the The People vs. Agent Orange (Doc Society Bertha Journalism Fund grantees, Threshold Fund grantees and Good Pitch alum) has received the OAH’s 2021 Erik Barnouw Award, which is given annually for outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history. Big shout out to directors and producers Alan Adelson, Kate Taverna, producer Véronique Bernard and their contributors.
Still featuring Larry Krasner and press from Philly D.A.
Philly D.A is out now!
Philly D.A. is out in the world and damn it is GOOD! Vulture dubbed it the ‘second coming of The Wire in docuseries form’ and you can watch the full series on PBS. Created and directed by Yoni Brook, Ted Passon and Nicole Salazar and Produced by Josh Penn and Michael Gotwald (and a grantee of the Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund and Threshold Foundation High Impact Documentary Circle) the eight-part Independent Lens Original Series follows the tumultuous first term of Philadelphia’s unapologetic D.A. Larry Krasner and his team of outsiders as they attempt to change the criminal justice system from the inside.
ALEPH launches at MOMA!
We are thrilled to see Iva Radivojecvic’s ALEPH launching at MOMAs New Directors / New Films with tickets still available for early May. Supported through the Doc Society / Pulse Genesis development program we’re excited to see this launch into the world. According to MOMA ‘Radivojević’s puzzle-like film is amusing rather than heavy-handed in its philosophical journeying, adding a few new wrinkles to the cinematic conventions of time and interconnectedness.’ We can’t wait!
Still of Khalil Munir and his son from What’s in a Name?
Major congrats to Good Pitch Local Philadelphia team Malkia .K. Lydia and Khalil A.M.R Munir for their win at PitchBLACK for their film What’s in a Name?. The film follows African American man, Khalil Abdul Malik Raheem Munir, as he traces three generations of men in his family–from Jim Crow South to South Philly small business empire, incarceration to Islam, and streets to spotlight.
Alaska Humanities Forum Grants - Deadline: 30 April 2021
The Alaska Humanities Forum invests in Alaska artists, writers, historians, filmmakers, and community conveners. This funding fuels creative projects that share and preserve the stories of people across the state and explore what it means to be Alaskan. The Forum’s annual grants support innovative, independent projects that engage, inform, and connect people across Alaska through the humanities. In 2021, the Forum is offering two types of funding: annual grants and event sponsorships, find out about them both here.
True/False + Catapult Rough Cut Retreat - Deadline: 30 April 2021
Launched in 2016, the legendary Rough Cut Retreat unites nonfiction filmmakers and mentors in a creative, supportive, and engaged atmosphere. Rough Cut Retreat offers filmmakers & their projects thoughtful feedback to help move films from a rough cut to a final cut with an eye on winter festival deadlines. Want to be there? visit this.
Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants - 30 April 2021
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new emergency grant program called Rauschenberg Emergency Grants. This marks the first phase of a program that will be in the tradition of Change, Inc., a non-profit foundation established in 1970 by Robert Rauschenberg to assist professional artists of all disciplines in need of emergency medical aid. Apply here.
Firelight Media William Greaves Fund - Deadline: 01 May 2021
The William Greaves Fund, in its second year, is Firelight Media's Fund for mid-career nonfiction filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities in the United States, and filmmakers who identify as indigenous and/or of African descent in Mexico, Brasil, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. We offer Research and Development funds and this year and moving forward we're also offering a basic care stipend that selected filmmakers can put towards any essential need they have, from childcare to healthcare.
The Request for Proposals in English/Spanish/Portuguese is here. FAQ's you can find in English/Spanish/Portuguese here.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism - 3 May 2021
The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides three types of grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts. Find out more here.
DC Docs Partnership Grant - Deadline: 3 May 2021
Washington, DC has a treasured cultural legacy that spans generations. Through the DC DOCS Partnership Grant Program (DC DOCS), HumanitiesDC supports documentary film projects that record the District’s history, people or places. This opportunity is part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
BBC Documentaries New Directors Initiative - Deadline: 3 May 2021
Great opportunity for UK talent looking to make their first documentary for TV. Applications are now open for aspiring filmmakers to be part of the next cohort of the BBC3’s New Documentary Directors’ Initiative. The initiative finds and supports the next generation of documentary filmmakers, giving four participants the opportunity to produce and direct their first long form documentary for BBC Three. For more information and to apply, see here.
Docs By the Sea Accelerator - Deadline: 3 May 2021
Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021 is a development program for Southeast Asian Documentary Filmmakers offering in-depth professional discussions and mentorships. As a complimentary platform to Docs By The Sea International Documentary Forum that is being held bi-annually, the Accelerator programme offers three different labs across Storytelling, Editing and Creative Producing. This year’s edition will run virtually from 16 August - 4 September 2021.
Firelight Media Documentary Lab - Call for applications opens 3 May 2021
The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers in the United States from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature-length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, as well as funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities.
Doc Society New Perspectives Fellowship - Deadline: 10 May 2021
Doc Society's New Perspectives Fellowship is a two year artist development opportunity supporting daring new works by US-based directors, including Puerto Rico and U.S. territories, who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or as members of historically underrepresented communities including race, religion, geographic region, physical ability, or citizenship status who dedicated to the art and craft of creative nonfiction. This vital program combines key project funding, mentorship, and in-depth impact strategy to provide holistic support to the maker at every level. We want your most ambitious films, wildest dreams, and biggest questions. There are a wealth of innovative, bold, and driven storytellers who are waiting for this industry to open its gates. We need your talent and your perspectives to imagine what’s next.
Points North Fellowship - Deadline:10 May 2021
The Points North Fellowship is a unique opportunity for six filmmakers (or filmmaking teams) to accelerate the development of their feature-length documentary projects through a combination of funding, focused mentorship, workshops, industry meetings and a public pitch session at the Camden International Film Festival.
The Miller Packard Fund - Deadline: 15 May 2021
The Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that Educate, Inspire and Enrich. The Fund is financed through the Rogovy Foundation. We believe in the transformational power that comes from enlightening narratives and inspiring characters. Please note that fund has two open call periods, May 15th and November 15th.
S.O.U.L Fest - Deadline: 28 May 2021
The brilliant S.O.U.L. Fest (Screening Our Unseen Lives) is a celebration of Black British talent in film, showcasing new features and shorts and allowing audiences the opportunity to see a diverse representation of Black Britain. Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic S.O.U.L. Fest 2021 may take place online primarily on BFI Player between August 18th - 22nd, but the organisers (British Blacklist, New Black Film Collective and We Are Parable) hope to be able to offer some live events if possible. You can submit your short film for free here.
AXS Film Fund - Apply from 1 June 2021
We’re delighted to see the launch of The AXS Film Fund to support creators of color with disabilities who are engaged in documentary work. The new program will offer up to five documentary filmmakers and nonfiction new media artists grants of up to $10,000 each, designed “to assist them finishing their projects in any stage of production.” Applications will be accepted at the AXS Film Fund portal beginning June 1, with a submissions deadline of September 3.
The CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund - Deadline 2 June 2021
The CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund is a Canadian fund that fosters original storytelling from creators with unique vantage points for feature or short documentaries in development or production. The fund is open to emerging and sophomore documentary storytellers who are Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour.
Ffilm Cymru Wales Beacon Short Film Fund - Deadline: 11 June 2021
Our friends at Ffilm Cymru Wales are open for short film commissions (delivered as part of BFI NETWORK Wales and in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales) and are seeking great ideas for live-action, documentary and animated short films by Wales-based filmmakers. Beacons provides funding as well as creative and practical support, training and mentoring opportunities to help filmmakers advance their careers. Apply here.
Nordisk Panorama Market - Submit before 1 August 2021
There’s still a bit of time to submit your film to the Nordisk Panorama Market (if the completion date is 2021) and promote your film to a smorgasbord of international buyers, distributors, sales agents and festival programmers ant Nordisk Panorama Market in September and Nordisk Panorama Market Online year round.
Scottish Documentary Institute’s 5050 Directory - add your profile!
Are you a Scotland-based woman/non-binary documentary filmmaker looking for work now or in the future? Create a FREE profile on @sdi5050's new Directory and let the industry know about you and your work. If you're hiring - please check it out here.
Film and TV Charity Anti-Bullying Services
If you’ve experienced or witnessed bullying, it’s probably had an impact on your mental health. The Film and TV Charity has launched a suite of new, confidential services to empower you – digital incident recording tool Spot, the Bullying Pathway Service, and the Anti-Bullying Directory to signpost you to the support that’s available across the industry. These free, independent services are for everyone who works behind the scenes in UK film and television – employees and freelancers.