Women in the Media: Filmmaking Training Programme

A suite of on-line training materials and self-assessment tools specifically designed to help women understand the diverse nature of the cultural sector, what skills and jobs are needed and through digital training equip the woman with a selection of those skills.

The Film Making Programme


The Film Making Programme should be split into a series of 6 modules that includes text, videos, pictures etc. The Modules should be based around the following 6 themes:

  • a. Women in the media (understanding the issues)
  • b. Visual Storytelling
  • c. Screen writing
  • d. Digital cinematography
  • e. Editing
  • f. Directing

To accompany the training programme a GUIDE FOR TEACHERS will be produced based around how to teach the course in a blended format – using the on-line training programme combined with face-to-face classroom teaching – a BLENDED LEARNING APPROACH

A TRAINING PATHWAY will be described in the Guide and will set out a four stage approach that teachers should adhere to when teaching the programme - This Pathway approach forms the basis of the written GUIDE.

STAGE ONE: The first part of the training spent in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of visual storytelling, screenwriting, digital cinematography, editing and directing.

STAGE TWO: The second stage of the training will take the participants out of the classroom and into a practical setting, where they will have the chance to take responsibility for leading each other and managing a film shoot.

STAGE THREE: At the third stage, students will edit their films and receive a DVD of their work. This will be interspersed with shadowing and ‘live’ opportunities to engage within the work place environment of operational TV and media businesses.

STAGE FOUR: Students should also be given instruction in a range of transferrable skills such as project management, raising finance, marketing, budgeting, interviewing, evaluation, ICT and digital skills and the use of social media.

A total of 120 women – drawn from media organisations and training institutions will be asked to evaluate the training programme and the Guide.

NOTE: All the project outputs e.g. training modules, self-assessment tools, Guide for Teachers etc. will all be contained in an on-line support Platform that will developed between 31st July 2020 and 31st May 2021.