Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Audiovisual - Film, TV & radio


Introducing VICSCREEN – Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025

As film, television and digital games projects spring back from the global COVID hiatus, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide a record $120.7 million for an ambitious strategy to supercharge Victoria’s $2.2 billion screen industry; growing jobs, strengthening screen businesses and bringing local content to screens worldwide.

Stories / Good practices

Short films highlight the reality of homelessness in the Covid era

Isy and Leigh Anderson are a couple who work together in Manchester under the name ‘Photography by Anderson’. The award-winning duo recently produced two short films about homelessness charity Emmaus in Salford, a project born out of the peculiar circumstances we all found ourselves in Spring last year.


2021 Uprise Grant Fund

Acknowledging the disproportionate effects the pandemic and racial terror have had on storytellers of color and other systematically marginalized groups, Sundance Institute’s goal is to provide financial support at key moments in an artist’s career by supporting their personal livelihoods and creative projects. Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Uprise Grant Fund.


2021 BRIC Virtual Talent + Innovation Summit

BRIC will host a virtual Global Talent + Innovation Day on March 6th, free to the public, and packed with live and on-demand keynotes, panel and salon sessions, case studies, skills training, and creator spotlights from the world’s most iconic entertainment brands. Get ready to break, reinvent, impact and change how we engage with talent in the entertainment, tech & media spaces.

Stories / Good practices

Museum of Embraces and Encounters: PHYSICALLY DISTANCED HUGS

When was the last time you hugged someone? For the Goethe-Institut’s online video project “Museum of Embraces and Encounters”, artists from all over the world talk about moments of meeting and intimacy, but also of an encounter with a criminal. A collection of stories about embraces: as an expression of close encounters, but also as a symbol of reconciliation, of overcoming opposites. The stories are told by artists from all parts of the world.


Chinese Cinema Season

Produced by Trinity CineAsia, Filming East Festival, and UK-China Film Collab, the Chinese Cinema Season is an online film screening event lasting for three months. It is the first and biggest online screening specialising in Chinese language films in the UK and Ireland that aims to enrich UK lockdown and present Chinese culture in a fresh way.


An Exploration in Foreign Language Film Distribution Models in COVID-19

A film industries masterclass featuring Hiu Man Chan (UK-China Film Collab) hosted by Oxford Brooks University. This masterclass will use a recent online film festival, Chinese Cinema Season, as a case study, to explore opportunities, issues and challenges in digital film distribution during COVID-19, in particular, when it comes to foreign language films in the UK and Europe.

Stories / Good practices

No Lockdown Art – NoLA

Within the framework of its new Creaconnections program, Transcultures, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, launched the No Lockdown Art – NoLA action to support the re-activitism of Belgian and international artists who initiated, during the period containment, interesting audio, video and multimedia projects.

Research / Surveys

2021 ScreenSkills Assessment Survey

ScreenSkills invites you to fill out this 10-minute survey to help them understand current skills, gaps and shortages, the impact of Covid-19 on working practices and what the industry will look like in the future.

Stories / Good practices

The Czech theatre streaming platform trying to save an industry

The new Czech streaming service by the name of Dramox, presents some of the best theatre productions Czechia has to offer. In doing so, the platform aims to give back to the struggling industry, while providing Czech theatre goers with a much-needed fix, and maybe even bring over some new, younger fans.


Europa Cinemas in Ireland – New Audience Strategies

In light of the ongoing covid restrictions in Ireland, the webinar will have a look at how independent cinemas aligned with the Europa Cinema network are coping with interrupted schedules and reduced audience numbers.