Together TV's new Diverse Film Fund to tell stories of black British lives today

  • Broadcaster Together TV will open submissions for its Diverse Film Fund on 1st March

  • The £50,000 fund will commission five emerging filmmakers who do not yet have a broadcast credit as Director or Producer. Applicants may be working in film or TV or are graduates from a film/TV degree

  • Up to £10,000 in production costs will be allocated to each of five short documentaries (up to 10 minutes in durations), with filmmakers mentored and supported during the process

  • The theme is “Black British Lives today” with the films set to Premiere during Black History Month in October

  • ITV Commissioning Editor and Together TV Trustee Satmohan Panesar to chair the seven-strong judging panel  

  • TV news anchor Charlene White on the judging panel alongside many others

  • Naked’s Managing Director Fatima Salaria is joining the initiative with her colleagues Natalie Rose and Cal Turner being judges and mentors

  • Partners supporting the fund are drawn from broadcasters, TV trade bodies and equality charities

  • The initiative comes on the back of the Crowdfunding campaign run by Together TV’s Chair and Founder Caroline Diehl last summer, to promote and support more diverse content on Together TV

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In an industry where gender and diversity equality are under the spotlight, broadcaster Together chooses not just to raise awareness, but to act on it. On International Women Day, The Community Channel, the charity Community Benefit Society that operates  Together, is celebrating the appointment of Serena Martin to its Board of Trustees. Serena is Head of Strategy at BBC Worldwide, leading on strategic acquisitions and key partnerships across BBC Worldwide. 

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