A Day in the Life of….a Diverse Film Fund Filmmaker

The life of a filmmaker can be enigmatic to those of us who haven’t dabbled behind the scenes and on set. Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund supported five emerging filmmakers with a £10,000 fund, mentoring and training. 2021’s filmmakers are  Ikram AhmedAlexandra GenovaSheila KayumaJason Osborne and Blaise Singh.. The filmmakers had a varying level of experience, but this was to be their first TV credit. We sat down to hear first hand what a typical day looked liked for them.

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VE Day 2021 on Together TV

On the 8th May, the UK recognises VE (Victory in Europe) Day. It is the day that the allies, including Britain, formally accepted Germany’s surrender ending World War 2. A day to celebrate as the strain of a six year long war was coming to a close. The conflict did not yet end then, and there were still many fatalities as the war waged on in Japan until the end of August 1945. Today, we continue to celebrate VE Day with street parties and alike. Together TV will be dedicating its afternoon broadcasting to documentaries commemorating the people and stories from WW2. 

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Our Big MS Adventure: Resources

Incidence of MS is increasing and there is currently no cure. As we reel with the news of Covid, ‘Our Big MS Adventure’ is a positive story: Shot over 12 years it uniquely shows the long-term impact of MS on sufferers and their families. Some symptoms of MS resemble those of long-term Covid. It’s a contemporary story exploring cutting edge medical science and lifestyle choices that can help not just those with auto-immune conditions – but all of us with a brain….! We're sharing some additional reading for you to learn more about MS and/or seek help.

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The Dales: where are they now?

Together TV has started showing Adrian Edmondson’s series The Dales. Where he trollops across the Dales over the course of a summer meeting the people who live off this stunning part of the UK. We get to meet many lovely people throughout the series, and you may end up wondering where are they now? We’ve done a bit of detective work and found some updates to share from the lovely people of the Dales.

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Key takeaways from Together TV’s webinar with BFI Network Live and The Doc Society

The BFI Network Live and the Doc Society hosted a webinar with us to discuss Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund as well as diversifying the industry and a Q&A for applying for the fund. Together TV’s Diverse Film Fund is a unique opportunity for emerging filmmakers to create a short doc reflecting diverse communities. The 2021 theme is black British lives today and we are offering £10,000 to five filmmakers as well as mentoring and a TV broadcast. The deadline to submit applications for the Diverse Film Fund is midday 31st March 2021. Get your applications in ASAP; more information and the application form is on our website. 

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Secrets of Sex: Healthy Sex and Relationship Resources

Here at Together TV, we aspire to encourage positive change in the lives of our viewers, for you to stay happier and healthier. And a happier life also means healthy relationships. In this blog you can find an assortment of resources for supporting healthy relationships with yourself and other people. These resources are specially collected for the viewers of our Secrets of Sex series that run in the evenings on Together TV. 

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5 British Unsung Heroes You Need to Know

Britain is home to many heroes. What makes a hero is incredibly personal. As Afua Hirsch uncovers in the Battle For Britain’s Heroes, we can be protective of those that we consider heroes but others may see as villainous. There are many unsung heroes in Britain too. Together TV wanted to take a look at a few names that us Brits owe a lot to, and who may have slipped through the cracks.

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