B3 makes connections: between Britain’s multicultural communities and its creative industries. We do so by uniting the power of digital media with the creative potential of emerging digital artists, filmmakers, visual artists and sound artists. Our activities – development labs, workshops, screenings, talks, and networking events – are all about nurturing new talent and creating industry connections. We help artists develop, produce and distribute their work, from the first spark of an idea through to the first showing and beyond.

We do this through:

  • Networking:  Giving access to people, networks, opportunities, ideas, technologies and skills.
  • Training:  Hot-housing new ideas and talent.
  • Support: Offering bespoke mentoring and one to one advice from people who have already done it.
  • Production: Providing support and state-of-the-art facilities for the production of new work and showreels.
  • Showcasing: Creating showcases for new work to be seen in; raising profiles and connecting artists with audiences.
  • FeatureLab

    FeatureLab aims to fast-forward the film-making process for those who are ready to make the leap to full-length feature films for commercial release.

    It works with writers and directors with a background in film, TV, theatre, radio, visual arts or journalism, who understand the building blocks of drama and narrative and have something different to say.
    FeatureLab is produced in partnership by B3 Media with: Skillset and the Binger Filmlab.

  • TalentLab

    B3 Talentlab is a bespoke talent development programme aimed at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) artists and filmmakers, run in collaboration with Creative Skillset.

    Talentlab offers writers and directors a unique opportunity to re-assess their professional practice, refine their skills, and gain the confidence and contacts to push their careers and projects to the next level.

  • Commonwealth Shorts

    Commonwealth Shorts is a unique capacity-building scheme providing emerging writers/directors with the opportunity to make a film highlighting issues affecting them and their communities. The initiative is a partnership between the Commonwealth Writers (CWF), B3 Media productions and The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association/Worldview.

    During 2013, five filmmakers (Kenya, New Zealand, Canada, Barbados and Bahamas) were selected from over 600 projects around the world, to make a short film on the theme of ‘Relationships’ for an innovative short film project called Commonwealth Shorts. The resulting five films, each with distinct and original stories, brought one documentary and four dramas exploring the themes of migration, indigenous rights and same-sex relationships.

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