B3 TalentLab


Are you an artist with vision, tenacity, passion, and compelling stories?

If you have bold, fresh and non-traditional ideas and narratives, TalentLab will provide the tools, guidance and know how to take your projects to the next level, and beyond.

What is B3 TalentLab?

TalentLab is a bespoke talent development programme aimed at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) creatives working in the fields of film and across multiple platforms (digital storytelling, photography, theatre, spoken word, music and dance). TalentLab aims to reach writers, directors, creative producers, artists, digital artists and media creators, helping them to re-assess their professional practice, improve their skills, and give them the confidence and contacts to push their careers and projects to the next level. We want to help develop YOU as a creative talent, and YOUR PROJECT as a proposition.

What are we looking for?

We seek up to 20 individuals with digital art, cross platform and film: ­shorts to features (fiction and documentary) ideas to participate in a series of development labs in  November from which up to 12 projects will be selected for further development and up to 6 will be given a development commission of up to £1000. You will also get an opportunity to present your project to funders at our B3 Futures industry showcase at Picturehouse Central (London) in February 2018. 

TalentLab alumni have gone on to have their work shown at leading festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and London Film Festival; received BAFTA nominations; won prestigious awards and prizes for writing and theatre; and exhibited or presented work at leading venues.

How do I apply?

  • Applications have now closed for our 2017 programme but keep an eye on us for further development OPPORTUNITIES and related events!

TalentLab is supported by Creative Skillset¹s Film Skills Fund, with BFI¹s Film Forever National Lottery funds, the University of Nottingham¹s Horizon/ Mixed Reality and Picturehouse Cinemas.


Watch this space for further opportunities as part of our 2017 programme.


For further information about TalentLab or B3 Media contact: projects@b3media.net

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