Honeycomb - Creative Works Programme

We have a programme of events throughout September designed for you and completely FREE to attend. We're talking animators, designers, band managers, musicians, filmmakers, tour managers, producers, writers, games developers and programmers to name but a few. Reserve your place or register interest now via the links under each event, priority given to those from within the catchment area.

November Programme of Events

In the Highlands of Scotland Honeycomb is being rolled out in Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh, Argyll and Bute. The Honeycomb application process is now open to anyone in the Highlands and Islands so all the events listed below are available to businesses resident in the Highlands and Islands. We are offering financial assistance for travel and accommodation. Contact us for more information about eligibility in advance of attending the session. Honeycomb is also being delivered in Arran and Cumbrae, North Ayrshire mainland, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, the six southern border counties of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

For further information on Honeycomb - Creative Works visit the website. We will be continually updating this page with events, dates and venue information.

filming skills

5th & 6th November, London
BROADCAST POST & PRODUCTION FORUM

Honeycomb is taking a delegation to the Production & Post Forum, which is taking place at Bafta HQ in London. This annual event for anyone involved in the TV and film world is a unique opportunity for content makers to explore advancements and achievements in writing, directing, sound, editing, visual effects and all other aspects of programme making.

If you reside within the catchment area - Skye, Lochaber, Lochalsh, Argyll or Bute - then you can apply to attend for FREE as part of our delegation.  We will also be able to help you with travel and accommodation expenses so there really is no reason not to apply!

We would like to see a CV and statement detailing why you want to, and should, attend the Post and Production Forum.

Please email your application by 27th October.

19th & 20th November, Talla Mòr, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye, 9.30am - 5pm
THE ENGINE ROOM PITCH WORKSHOP
Speaker:  Christina Burnett

The Engine Room Pitch Workshop is a unique two day project development and pitching experience for documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking UK and international commissions and market intelligence.  Intense, friendly and practical, the Engine Room Pitch Workshop develops real projects and trailers, which are then presented to two commissioning editors for feedback.  It is also an exceptional networking opportunity too.

Created by leading international pitch trainer Christina Burnett of Wide Eye Pictures, the format has been delivered across the UK and Ireland and also in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.  Many successful films have been developed, some of which have been commissioned as a direct result of the workshops.

You can attend either as a pitcher with project, or as an observer.  To apply for either please send a ONE PAGE proposal for a doc/factual project and a CV (both in PDF format) to Amanda Millen.

All projects which are submitted by the deadline, Wednesday 11th November by 5pm, will be considered and those which are selected to  pitch will be notified in advance of the workshop. You can submit a project now in advance of the date being confirmed if you wish.

25th & 26th November, Cairnbaan Hotel, Cairnbaan by Lochgilphead, 9am - 5.30pm
HEALTH AND SAFTETY: PRODUCTION & LIVE EVENTS
Speaker:  Glynn Henderson, Action Media Safety Ltd

This is an accredited Health & Safety course that really is a must-attend for anyone working within the live events and television and film industries. You will walk away with an industry recognised certification that is often required for working in production and live events.  The Production Safety Passport (PSP) is an industry-led scheme to support the mutual recognition of health and safety training in the Live Events and Creative Media Industries.

Your Production Safety Passport is the record of your health and safety training at all the places you've worked and can be viewed online by employers to see what risk assessment and health and safety training you've already done.  From a moral and legal point of view this course will give you an awareness of the risks involved in the production industry as well as why and how we need to manage them.  

Register now to attend this FREE course.