Creative Skillset – Seminar



Welcome to a seminar about skills and competence development in the film business.

Moderated by: Charlotte Gimfalk


DATE: January 31
TIME: 10.15 – 12.45
VENUE: Studio 3, Gothenburg Studios

The seminar will continue as a discussion in the afternoon – “Let’s talk about skills”

UK based Creative Skillset collaborates with creative businesses, industry professionals, new talent and educators to create a workforce of skilled freelancers, and to provide the industry with the competence that is needed in the future. Learn how the organization was formed and financed. Find out how the government and international co-productions help funding high-level training for film workers. Let’s discuss how to identify which skills are needed in all departments; camera, lighting, hair and make-up, art, sound, production, grips and wardrobe. Check out:


Nicole SuterSenior Development Manager, Creative Skillset

Gavin Humphries – Film Partnership Manager, Creative Skillset



1.      Creative Skillset  – Organisation
-         Creative Skillset organisational structure, mission and function.
-         Collaborations with the government, the industry, freelancers and training providers.
-         How the initiative initially was formed and funded.

2.      Financing:
-         The financial model that was developed with 50% government- and 50% industry contributions.
-         The Production Levy, a counter action to the tax incentives initiated to attract international productions.
Developing benefits to producers, making the production levy a worthwhile investment.
-         The recent development of daughter funds for training in in High-end TV-drama production, Animation, Games, and VFX


3.      Different types of funding available
-         The different support systems in the Film Skills fund.
-         Examples of support for creative professionals, creative businesses, new talent and training providers.


4.      Identifying needs for competence development
-         Collaboration with the industry when mapping out of what competence need to be developed based on technical advancement and or reshaping of the production process.
-         Methods for career coaching filmworkers on an individual basis – finding candidates ready for competence development.


5.      Quality assurance of training
-         Assuring quality of courses and educational programs based on the industry needs.


6.      Validating experience and skills
-         The use of National Occupational Standards and Qualifications.
-         The creation of reference groups for each team position, the mapping out of what competence need to be developed based on technical advancement and or reshaping of the production process. 


7.      Looking ahead:
-       The current through the European Skills Council, where Sweden is represented by the swedish Kulturakademin Trappan, with the purpose to discuss a possible development of common European standards and methods for validating skills.


This seminar is supported by